Husky Announces $200 Million Preferred Share Offering
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 1, 2014) -
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Husky Energy (TSX:HSE)(TSX:HSE.PR.A) has agreed to issue to a syndicate of underwriters led by Scotia Capital Inc. and TD Securities Inc. (collectively the "Underwriters") for distribution to the public 8,000,000 Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series 3 (the "Series 3 Shares").
The Series 3 Shares will be issued at a price of $25.00 per Series 3 Share, for aggregate gross proceeds of $200 million. Holders of the Series 3 Shares will be entitled to receive a cumulative quarterly fixed dividend yielding 4.50 percent annually for the initial period ending December 31, 2019. Thereafter, the dividend rate will be reset every five years at a rate equal to the five-year Government of Canada bond yield plus 3.13 percent.
Holders of Series 3 Shares will have the right, at their option, to convert their shares into Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series 4 (the "Series 4 Shares"), subject to certain conditions, on December 31, 2019 and on December 31 every five years thereafter. Holders of the Series 4 Shares will be entitled to receive cumulative quarterly floating dividends at a rate equal to the 90-day Government of Canada Treasury Bill rate plus 3.13 percent.
Husky has granted the Underwriters an option, exercisable in whole or in part prior to closing, to purchase up to an additional 2,000,000 Series 3 Shares at the same offering price. The Series 3 Shares will be offered by way of prospectus supplement to the short form base shelf prospectus of Husky Energy dated December 31, 2012.
The prospectus supplement will be filed with securities regulatory authorities in all provinces of Canada, except Quebec.
The net proceeds from this offering will be used to further support the Company's strong balance sheet and business plan as well as for general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, the partial repayment of the 3.75% medium-term notes due in 2015.
The offering is expected to close on or about December 9, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions and receipt of required regulatory approvals. The Series 3 Shares have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933. The Series 3 Shares are being sold only outside the United States to non-U.S. Persons (as those terms are defined under Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) and may not be reoffered, resold, pledged or otherwise transferred in the United States or to U.S. Persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the U.S. Securities Act.
Husky Energy is one of Canada's largest integrated energy companies. It is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols HSE and HSE.PR.A. More information is available at www.huskyenergy.com
Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking statements and information (collectively "forward-looking statements"), within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation, Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are forward-looking and not historical facts.
Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, through the use of words or phrases such as "will likely result", "are expected to", "will continue", "is anticipated", "is targeting", "estimated", "intend", "plan", "projection", "could", "aim", "vision", "goals", "objective", "target", "schedules" and "outlook"). In particular, forward-looking statements in this document include, but are not limited to, references to: the proposed use of the net proceeds of the offering; and the expected closing date of the offering.
Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected by the forward-looking statements presented in this news release are reasonable, the Company's forward-looking statements have been based on assumptions and factors concerning future events that may prove to be inaccurate. Those assumptions and factors are based on information currently available to the Company about itself and the businesses in which it operates. Information used in developing forward-looking statements has been acquired from various sources including third-party consultants, suppliers, regulators and other sources.
Because actual results or outcomes could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements, investors should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, which contribute to the possibility that the predicted outcomes will not occur. Some of these risks, uncertainties and other factors are similar to those faced by other oil and gas companies and some are unique to Husky.
The Company's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2013 and other documents filed with securities regulatory authorities (accessible through the SEDAR website www.sedar.com and the EDGAR website www.sec.gov) describe the risks, material assumptions and other factors that could influence actual results and are incorporated herein by reference.
Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and, except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all of such factors and to assess in advance the impact of each such factor on the Company's business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. The impact of any one factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as such factors are dependent upon other factors, and the Company's course of action would depend upon its assessment of the future considering all information then available.
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