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TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Aecon Group Inc. ("Aecon" or the "Company") (TSX: ARE) today announced that it has completed its previously announced public offering of $150 million aggregate principal amount of 5.50% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due December 31, 2018 (the "Debentures").
The offering of Debentures was completed on a bought deal basis through a syndicate of underwriters led by TD Securities Inc. and GMP Securities L.P. Aecon has also granted the underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional $22.5 million aggregate principal amount of Debentures, exercisable in whole or in part for a period of 30 days following closing of the offering, to cover over-allotments, if any.
As previously announced, Aecon intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to refinance at maturity Aecon's 7.0% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due September 30, 2014 and, in the interim, for general corporate purposes.
The securities offered have not been and will not be 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 of such Act. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in any jurisdiction.
Aecon Group Inc. is a Canadian leader in construction and infrastructure development providing integrated turnkey services to private and public sector clients. Aecon is pleased to be consistently recognized as one of the Best Employers in Canada.
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
This press release includes certain forward-looking statements with respect to the Company and the offering of Debentures which are necessarily based on a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant risks, uncertainties, and contingencies. These "forward-looking" statements are based on currently available information but are subject to risks and uncertainties. In addition to general global events outside Aecon's control, there are factors which could cause actual results, performance or achievements to vary from those expressed or inferred herein including risks associated with the ability to satisfy regulatory and commercial closing conditions of the offering, the uncertainty associated with accessing capital markets and the risks related to Aecon's business. Risk factors are discussed in greater detail in the section on "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form filed on March 27, 2013 and available at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements regarding the over-allotment option and expected use of proceeds of the offering. Forward looking statements, may in some cases be identified by words such as "will," "plans," "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "scheduled," "estimates," "projects," "intends," "should" or the negative of these terms, or similar expressions. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Aecon undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
SOURCE: Aecon Group Inc.
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