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EDMONTON, Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian Western Bank (TSX: CWB) ("CWB"
or the "Bank") today announced its intent to issue $250 million of
subordinated debentures (the "Debentures") via a private placement to
accredited investors. The issue was placed though a syndicate of
dealers with RBC Capital Markets and BMO Capital Markets acting as
The Debentures will bear interest at a fixed rate of 3.463% per annum,
payable in equal semi-annual payments in arrears on June 17 and
December 17 of each year, commencing June 17, 2013 until December 17,
2019. Thereafter, floating to maturity at 3-month CDOR plus 1.60%,
The Debentures will be redeemable by the Bank at a redemption price
equal to par, plus accrued and unpaid interest, any time on or after
December 17, 2019, with the prior written consent of the Superintendent
of Financial Institutions Canada, on not less than 30 nor more than 60
days prior notice.
The issue is scheduled to settle on December 17, 2012. The purpose of
the issue is to support current and future asset growth, and to
capitalize on transition allowances permitted for Canadian banks under
the Basel III capital framework, effective January 1, 2013. Proceeds of
the issue will be added to the Bank's general funds.
The securities offered 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 sale of the securities in any State in which such offer,
solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Canadian Western Bank Group
Canadian Western Bank offers a full range of business and personal
banking services across the four western provinces and is the largest
Canadian owned bank headquartered in Western Canada. The Bank, along
with its operating affiliates, National Leasing Group Inc., Canadian
Western Trust Company, Valiant Trust Company, Canadian Direct Insurance
Incorporated, Adroit Investment Management Ltd. and Canadian Western
Financial Ltd., collectively offer a diversified range of financial
services across Canada and are together known as Canadian Western Bank
Group. The common shares of Canadian Western Bank are listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "CWB." Refer to www.cwbankgroup.com for additional information.
SOURCE: Canadian Western Bank
For further information:
Tracey Ball, FCA, ICD.D
Executive Vice President & CFO
Canadian Western Bank
Phone: (780) 423-8888
Kirby Hill, CFA
Director, Strategy and Communications
Canadian Western Bank
Phone: (780) 441-3770