CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2017) - Canadian Utilities Limited (TSX:CU) (TSX:CU.X)
Canadian Utilities Limited announced today that after having taken into account all election notices following the conversion deadline for the Cumulative Redeemable Second Preferred Shares Series Y ("Series Y Preferred Shares") tendered for conversion into Cumulative Redeemable Second Preferred Shares Series Z ("Series Z Preferred Shares"), the holders of Series Y Preferred Shares are not entitled to convert their Series Y Preferred Shares into Series Z Preferred Shares. There were approximately 508,379 Series Y Preferred Shares tendered for conversion, which is less than the two million shares required to give effect to conversions into Series Z Preferred Shares.
The Series Y Preferred Shares will continue to pay on a quarterly basis, for the five-year period from and including June 1, 2017 to but excluding June 1, 2022, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Canadian Utilities Limited, a fixed dividend based on an annual dividend rate of 3.40%.
For more information on the terms of, and risks associated with an investment in, the Series Y Preferred Shares, please see Canadian Utilities Limited's prospectus supplement dated September 15, 2011, which can be found under Canadian Utilities Limited's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
With approximately 5,400 employees and assets of $19 billion, Canadian Utilities Limited is an ATCO company. ATCO is a diversified global corporation delivering service excellence and innovative business solutions in Structures & Logistics (workforce housing, innovative modular facilities, construction, site support services, and logistics and operations management); Electricity (electricity generation, transmission, and distribution); Pipelines & Liquids (natural gas transmission, distribution and infrastructure development, energy storage, and industrial water solutions); and Retail Energy (electricity and natural gas retail sales). More information can be found at www.canadianutilities.com.
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