Emera Completes $200 Million Preferred Share Financing
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Emera Incorporated (“Emera”) (TSX:EMA) announced today that it completed its bought deal offering of 8,000,000 Cumulative Minimum Rate Reset First Preferred Shares, Series J (the “Series J Shares”) at a price of $25.00 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of $200 million. The syndicate of underwriters was led by Scotiabank and RBC Capital Markets, as joint bookrunners, and also included CIBC Capital Markets, TD Securities Inc., BMO Capital Markets and National Bank Financial Inc. The net proceeds of the offering will be used for general corporate purposes. The Series J Shares will be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol EMA.PR.J.
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Forward Looking Information
This news release contains forward‐looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including Emera’s intended use of the net proceeds of the offering. Undue reliance should not be placed on this forward-looking information, which applies only as of the date hereof. By its nature, forward‐looking information requires Emera to make assumptions and is subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements reflect Emera management’s current beliefs and are based on information currently available to Emera management. There is a risk that predictions, forecasts, conclusions and projections that constitute forward‐looking information will not prove to be accurate, that Emera’s assumptions may not be correct and that actual results may differ materially from such forward‐looking information. Additional detailed information about these assumptions, risks and uncertainties is included in Emera’s securities regulatory filings, including under the heading “Enterprise Risk and Risk Management” in Emera’s annual Management’s Discussion and Analysis, and under the heading “Principal Financial Risks and Uncertainties” in the notes to Emera’s annual financial statements, copies of which are available electronically under Emera’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Emera is a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia with approximately $31 billion in assets and 2020 revenues of more than $5.5 billion. The company primarily invests in electricity generation and electricity and gas transmission and distribution with a strategic focus on transformation from high carbon to low carbon energy sources. Emera has investments throughout North America, and in four Caribbean countries. Emera’s common and preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade respectively under the symbol EMA, EMA.PR.A, EMA.PR.B, EMA.PR.C, EMA.PR.E, EMA.PR.F and EMA.PR.H. Depositary receipts representing common shares of Emera are listed on the Barbados Stock Exchange under the symbol EMABDR and on The Bahamas International Securities Exchange under the symbol EMAB. Additional Information can be accessed at www.emera.com or at www.sedar.com.
Ken McOnie, VP, Investor Relations and Treasurer
Erin Power, Director, Investor Relations
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