All financial figures are in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted.
CALGARY, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pembina Pipeline Corporation ("Pembina" or the "Company") (TSX: PPL; NYSE: PBA) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced public offering of 10,000,000 cumulative redeemable rate reset class A preferred shares, series 5 (the "Series 5 Preferred Shares") for aggregate gross proceeds of $250 million (the "Offering").
The Offering was announced on January 7, 2014 when Pembina entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters. Due to strong investor demand, the size of the Offering was increased from an originally proposed offering of 6,000,000 Series 5 Preferred Shares plus an underwriters' option to purchase up to an additional 2,000,000 Series 5 Preferred Shares (for aggregate gross proceeds of $200 million assuming the underwriters' option had been exercised in full).
Proceeds from the Offering will be used to partially fund Pembina's 2014 capital expenditure program, including capital expenditures relating to Pembina's current expansion and growth projects, to reduce indebtedness under the Company's credit facilities, and for general corporate purposes of the Company and its affiliates.The Series 5 Preferred Shares will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today under the symbol PPL.PR.E. Pembina's Board of Directors also declared an initial dividend of $0.1507 per Series 5 Preferred Share for the period from January 16, 2014 to February 28, 2014 which is payable on March 1, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 1, 2014. Future dividends on the Series 5 Preferred Shares are expected to be $0.3125 quarterly, or $1.25 per share on an annualized basis, payable on the 1st day of March, June, September and December, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Pembina, for the initial fixed rate period to but excluding June 1, 2019. All of Pembina's dividends are designated "eligible dividends" for Canadian income tax purposes.
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