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HALIFAX, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant Inc. ("Bell Aliant") (TSX:
BA) announced today that its subsidiary, Bell Aliant Preferred Equity
Inc. (the "Company"), has closed the sale of an additional 1,200,000
4.25 per cent Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Series E Preferred Shares
(the "Series E Preferred Shares") at a price of $25.00 per Series E
Preferred Share for total gross proceeds of $30 million. This follows
the exercise in full by the underwriters of the over-allotment option
in connection with the Company's previously announced bought deal
public offering of Series E Preferred Shares (the "Offering") led by
Scotiabank, TD Securities Inc. and CIBC. As a result of the exercise
of the over-allotment option, the aggregate gross proceeds to the
Company pursuant to the Offering now total $230 million. The Series E
Preferred Shares began trading on the TSX under the symbol "BAF.PR.E"
on February 14, 2013.
The Series E Preferred Shares have not been, nor will they 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 or to U.S. persons absent registration or applicable
exemption from the registration requirement of such Act and applicable
state securities laws. This news release shall not constitute an offer
to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any
sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer,
solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to qualification under the
securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
About Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) is one of North America's largest regional
communications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an
entire city with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology with its FibreOP™
services. Through its operating entities, Bell Aliant serves customers
in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication
and technology services, including voice, data, Internet, video and
value-added business solutions. Bell Aliant's employees deliver the
highest quality customer service, choice and convenience. For more
information, visit www.bellaliant.ca.
SOURCE: BELL ALIANT INC.
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