Parkland announces closing of $98 Million convertible debenture financing

RED DEER, AB, Dec. 1 /CNW/ - Parkland Income Fund ("Parkland") (TSX:PKI.UN) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced convertible debenture financing. Upon closing, Parkland issued $97.75 million principal amount of 6.5% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures (the "Debentures"), including the full exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option, resulting in total net proceeds to Parkland of approximately $93.8 million.

Parkland will use the net proceeds to repay outstanding indebtedness under its credit facilities thereby freeing up borrowing capacity to fund Parkland's additional acquisitions or development activities.

The financing was underwritten by a syndicate led by CIBC and including TD Securities Inc., RBC Capital Markets, Scotia Capital Inc., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., National Bank Financial Inc. and Dundee Securities Corporation.

Fund Description

Parkland Income Fund currently operates retail and wholesale fuels and convenience store businesses under its Fas Gas Plus, Fas Gas, Race Trac Fuels and Short Stop Food Stores brands and through independent branded dealers, and transports fuel and other products through its Distribution division. With approximately 612 locations, Parkland has developed a strong market niche in Canadian non-urban markets focused in the West and Ontario. The Fund supplies propane, bulk fuel, heating oil, lubricants, industrial fluids, agricultural inputs and associated services to commercial and industrial customers in Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory under the Neufeld, United Petroleum, Columbia Fuels and Great Northern Oil brands. Additionally, Parkland operates the Bowden refinery near Red Deer, Alberta as a storage and contract-processing site.

Parkland is focused on creating and delivering value for its unitholders through the continuous refinement of its site portfolio, increasing revenue diversification through growth in non-fuel revenues and active supply chain management.

The Fund's units trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol PKI.UN. For more information, visit www.parkland.ca.

Certain information included herein is forward-looking. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the future financial position, business strategy, budgets, projected costs, capital expenditures, financial results, taxes and plans and objectives of or involving Parkland. Many of these statements can be identified by looking for words such as "believe", "expects", "expected", "will", "intends", "projects", "projected", "anticipates", "estimates", "continues", or similar words. Parkland believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties some of which are described in the Fund's annual report, annual information form and other continuous disclosure documents. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the Fund's actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: general economic, market and business conditions; industry capacity; competitive action by other companies; refining and marketing margins; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; actions by governmental authorities including increases in taxes; changes in environmental and other regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. Any forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Fund does not undertake any obligation, except as required under applicable law, to publicly update or revise such statements to reflect new information, subsequent or otherwise.

SOURCE Parkland Fuel Corporation

For further information: For further information: Parkland Industries Ltd., Administrator of Parkland Income Fund: Red Deer: Mike W. Chorlton, President and CEO, (403) 357-6400; Ken J. Grondin, Vice President and CFO, (403) 357-6400; If you prefer to receive Company news releases via e-mail, please request at corpinfo@parkland.ca

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