Allbanc Split Corp. II Retains Financial Advisor and Announces Reorganization Proposal

TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Allbanc Split Corp. II (the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a proposal to reorganize the Company. Scotiabank has been retained to advise the Company on the reorganization which will permit holders of Capital Shares to extend  their  investment  in  the  Company  beyond  the  scheduled  redemption  date  of February 28, 2016 for an additional five years.  The Preferred Shares will be redeemed on the same terms originally contemplated in their share provisions. Holders of Capital Shares who do not wish to extend their investment and all holders of Preferred Shares will have their shares redeemed on February 28, 2016.

The reorganization will involve (i) the extension of the originally scheduled redemption date, (ii) a special retraction right to enable holders of Capital Shares to retract their shares as originally contemplated should they not wish to extend their investment and (iii) the issuance of new preferred shares in order to provide continuing leverage for the Capital Shares. The Company may also offer additional Capital Shares at the time of the preferred share offering.

A special meeting of holders of the Capital Shares will be called to consider   and   vote   upon   the   proposed   reorganization.   Details   of   the   proposed reorganization will be outlined in an information circular to be prepared and delivered to holders of Capital Shares in connection with the special meeting and will be available on www.sedar.com.  Implementation of the proposed reorganization will also be subject to applicable regulatory approval including the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Allbanc Split Corp. II is a mutual fund corporation created to hold a portfolio of publicly listed common shares of selected Canadian chartered banks.  Capital Shares and Preferred Shares of Allbanc Split Corp. II are listed for trading on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols ALB and ALB.PR.B respectively.

SOURCE Allbanc Split Corp. II

For further information: Investor Relations, Allbanc Split Corp. II, Telephone: (416) 863-5930, E-mail: mc.allbanc2@scotiabank.com, Web site: www.scotiamanagedcompanies.com

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