Big 8 Split Inc. Announces Redemption of Existing Shares and Closing of its Offering of Class D Capital Shares, Series 1 and Class D Preferred Shares, Series 1

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TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Big 8 Split Inc. (the "Company") announced today that it has completed its treasury offering of 1,719,382 Class D Capital Shares, Series 1 (the "Capital Shares") and 1,719,382 Class D Preferred Shares, Series 1 (the "Preferred Shares") for aggregate gross proceeds of $38,686,095   The Capital Shares and Preferred Shares will trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols BIG.D and BIG.PR.D, respectively.

The Company also announced that it has redeemed all of its 585,093 Class B Preferred Shares ("Old Class B Preferred Shares"), 651,155 Class C Preferred Shares ("Old Class C Preferred Shares") and 1,236,248 Class A Capital Shares ("Old Capital Shares") currently outstanding in accordance with their terms. The cash redemption price for the Old Capital Shares was $27.0359, $12.00 for the Old Class B Preferred Shares and $12.00 for the Old Class C Preferred Shares.

The Company holds common shares of Bank of Montreal, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Royal Bank of Canada, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, Great-West Lifeco Inc., Manulife Financial Corporation and Sun Life Financial Inc. (the "Portfolio Shares").

The Preferred Shares were offered at a price of $10.00 per share. Holders of Preferred Shares will be entitled to receive quarterly fixed cumulative preferential distributions equal to $0.1125 per Preferred Share, representing a dividend yield on the offering price of the Preferred Shares of 4.50%. The Capital Shares were offered at a price of $12.50 per share. The Capital Shares will provide holders with a leveraged investment, the value of which is linked to changes in the market price of the Portfolio Shares.

The offering was placed through a group of investment dealers co-led by TD Securities Inc., CIBC and Scotiabank, and that includes BMO Capital Markets, National Bank Financial Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp., GMP Securities L.P., Raymond James Ltd., Desjardins Securities Inc., Mackie Research Capital Corporation and Manulife Securities Incorporated.

Information concerning Big 8 Split Inc. is available on our website at www.tdsponsoredcompanies.com.

SOURCE: Big 8 Split Inc.

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