CALGARY, Aug. 15, 2017 – Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (the “Company”) (TSX: KML) is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced offering of cumulative redeemable minimum rate reset preferred shares, Series 1 (the “Series 1 Preferred Shares”). The Company issued 12,000,000 Series 1 Preferred Shares for aggregate gross proceeds of $300 million through a syndicate of underwriters led by Scotiabank, CIBC Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities. The transaction was upsized from a base size of 8,000,000 shares as a result of strong investor demand.
“This robust inaugural preferred offering is another testament to the attractiveness of KML’s integrated suite of assets,” said Dax Sanders, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. “The transaction also represents another important step in financing the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.”
The Company intends to use the proceeds from the offering to indirectly subscribe for preferred units in Kinder Morgan Canada Limited Partnership, which in turn, intends to use such proceeds to, directly or indirectly, finance the development, construction and completion of the Trans Mountain Expansion project and Base Line Terminal project as well as in connection with other potential future growth opportunities, to repay indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.
The Series 1 Preferred Shares will begin trading today on the TSX under the symbol KML.PR.A. S&P and DBRS have assigned this series a rating of P-3 (high) and Pfd-3 (high), respectively. The outstanding principal amount of the series is expected to receive 50 percent equity treatment from S&P and 100 percent equity treatment from DBRS.
Dividends on the Series 1 Preferred Shares are expected to be $1.3125 per share annually, payable quarterly on the 15th day of February, May, August and November, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of the Company, for the initial fixed rate period to but excluding November 15, 2022. The first dividend, if declared, will be payable November 15, 2017, in the amount of $0.3308 per share.
All of the Company’s dividends are designated “eligible dividends” for Canadian income tax purposes.
The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
About Kinder Morgan Canada Limited
Kinder Morgan Canada Limited operates a business comprising a number of pipeline systems and terminal facilities including the Trans Mountain pipeline, the Canadian portion of the Cochin pipeline, the Trans Mountain Puget Sound pipeline, Trans Mountain Jet Fuel pipeline, the Westridge Marine and Vancouver Wharves terminals in British Columbia as well as various crude oil loading facilities in Edmonton, Alberta. The Trans Mountain pipeline currently transports approximately 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil and refined petroleum products from the oil sands in Alberta to Vancouver, British Columbia and Washington State. On November 29, 2016, the Government of Canada granted approval for the anticipated $7.4 billion Trans Mountain Expansion project, to increase the nominal capacity of the system to 890,000 bpd.