Veresen Announces Closing of $150 Million Preferred Share Offering

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CALGARY, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Veresen Inc. ("Veresen") (TSX: VSN) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced bought deal offering of 6,000,000 Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, Series C (the "Series Preferred Shares") at a price of $25.00 per share representing aggregate gross proceeds of $150,000,000 (the "Offering").

The Offering was first announced by Veresen on October 9, 2013 when Veresen entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters co-lead by Scotiabank, TD Securities Inc. and CIBC.

Proceeds from the Offering will be used to reduce indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

The Series C Preferred Shares have been rated Pfd-3 (High) by DBRS Limited and P-3 (High) by Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw Hill Companies, Inc.

The Series C Preferred Shares will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today under the symbol "VSN.PR.C".

The Series C Preferred Shares have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Veresen Inc.

Veresen is a publicly-traded dividend paying corporation based in Calgary, Alberta, that owns and operates energy infrastructure assets across North America. Veresen is engaged in three principal businesses: a pipeline transportation business comprised of interests in two pipeline systems, the Alliance Pipeline and the Alberta Ethane Gathering System; a midstream business which includes ownership interests in a world-class natural gas liquids extraction facility near Chicago, the Hythe/Steeprock complex and other natural gas and NGL processing energy infrastructure; and a power business with renewable and gas-fired facilities and development projects in Canada and the United States, and district energy systems in Ontario and Prince Edward Island. Veresen is actively developing a number of greenfield projects and, in the normal course of its business, regularly evaluates and pursues acquisition and development opportunities.

Veresen's common shares, Series A Preferred Shares and 5.75% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures, Series C due July 31, 2017 are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols "VSN", "VSN.PR.A" and VSN.DB.C", respectively. For further information, please visit www.vereseninc.com.

Forward Looking Information

Certain information contained herein relating to, but not limited to, Veresen and its businesses and the offering of the Series C Preferred Shares, constitutes forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, which address activities, events or developments that Veresen expects or anticipates may or will occur in the future, are forward-looking information. Forward-looking information typically contains statements with words such as "may", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "intend", "target", "project", "forecast" or similar words suggesting future outcomes or outlook. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the use of the proceeds of the Offering and dividend rates. Additional information on risks, uncertainties and factors that could affect Veresen's operations or financial results is included in its filings with the securities commissions or similar authorities in each of the provinces of Canada, as may be updated from time to time. Readers are also cautioned that such additional information is not exhaustive. The impact of any one risk, uncertainty or factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as these factors are independent and management's future course of action would depend on its assessment of all information at that time. Although Veresen believes that the expectations conveyed by the forward- looking information are reasonable based on information available on the date of preparation, no assurances can be given as to future results, levels of activity and achievements. Undue reliance should not be placed on the information contained herein, as actual results achieved will vary from the information provided herein and the variations may be material. Veresen makes no representation that actual results achieved will be the same in whole or in part as those set out in the forward-looking information. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date hereof, and Veresen does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws. Any forward-looking information contained herein is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.


SOURCE: Veresen Inc.

For further information:


Dorreen Miller
Director, Investor Relations
Phone: (403) 213-3633
Email: investor-relations@vereseninc.com

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