TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 07, 2016) -
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES
The Bank of Nova Scotia ("Scotiabank") (TSX: BNS) (NYSE: BNS) today announced a domestic public offering of Non-cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Preferred Shares Series 38 (Non-Viability Contingent Capital (NVCC)) (the "Preferred Shares Series 38").
Scotiabank has agreed to sell 12 million of Preferred Shares Series 38 to a syndicate of underwriters led by Scotia Capital Inc. on a bought deal basis. Scotiabank has granted the Underwriters an option, exercisable in whole or in part up to 48 hours before closing, to purchase up to an additional 2 million Preferred Shares Series 38 at the same offering price.
Scotiabank will issue Preferred Shares Series 38 priced at $25 per share and holders will be entitled to receive a non-cumulative quarterly fixed dividend, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Scotiabank, for the initial period ending on and including January 26, 2022 at an annual rate of $1.2125 per share to yield 4.85% per cent annually.
On January 27, 2022 and on January 27 every five years thereafter, Scotiabank may, at its option, with the prior approval of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (Canada), redeem all or any number of the then outstanding Preferred Shares Series 38 at a redemption price which is equal to par. Thereafter, the dividend rate will reset every five years at a rate equal to 4.19% over the 5-year Government of Canada bond yield. Holders of Preferred Shares Series 38 will, subject to certain conditions, have the right to convert all or any part of their shares to Non-cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares Series 39 (Non-Viability Contingent Capital (NVCC)) (the "Preferred Shares Series 39") of Scotiabank on January 27, 2022 and on January 27 every five years thereafter.
Holders of the Preferred Shares Series 39 will be entitled to receive a non-cumulative quarterly floating dividend at a rate equal to the 3-month Government of Canada Treasury Bill yield plus 4.19%, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Scotiabank. Holders of Preferred Shares Series 39 will, subject to certain conditions, have the right to convert all or any part of their shares to Preferred Shares Series 38 on January 27, 2027 and on January 27 every five years thereafter.
Closing is expected to occur on or after September 16, 2016. This domestic public offering is part of Scotiabank's ongoing and proactive management of its Tier 1 capital structure.
Net proceeds from this transaction will be added to Scotiabank's funds and will be used for general business purposes.
The Preferred Shares Series 38 have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or under any state securities laws and, subject to certain exceptions, may not be offered, sold, or delivered directly or indirectly, within the United States of America, its territories and possessions or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons. This release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy the Preferred Shares Series 38 in the United States.
Scotiabank is Canada's international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 23 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 88,000 employees and assets of $907 billion (as at July 31, 2016), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). Scotiabank distributes the Bank's media releases using Marketwired. For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.