MONTREAL, Feb. 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Aimia (TSX: AIM) announced today that it does not intend to exercise its right to redeem all or any part of the currently outstanding 6,900,000 Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series 1 (the "Series 1 Shares") on March 31, 2015. As a result and subject to certain conditions set out in the prospectus supplement dated January 13, 2010 relating to the issuance of the Series 1 Shares, the holders of the Series 1 Shares have the right to convert all or part of their Series 1 Shares, on a one-for-one basis, into Cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares, Series 2 (the "Series 2 Shares") of Aimia on March 31, 2015. Holders who do not exercise their right to convert their Series 1 Shares into Series 2 Shares on such date will continue to hold their Series 1 Shares.
The foregoing conversion right is subject to the conditions that: (i) if Aimia determines that there would be less than 1,000,000 Series 2 Shares outstanding after March 31, 2015, then holders of Series 1 Shares will not be entitled to convert their shares into Series 2 Shares, and (ii) alternatively, if Aimia determines that there would remain outstanding less than 1,000,000 Series 1 Shares after March 31, 2015, then all remaining Series 1 Shares will automatically be converted into Series 2 Shares on a one-for-one basis on March 31, 2015. In either case, Aimia will give written notice to that effect to registered holders of Series 1 Shares no later than March 24, 2015.
The dividend rate applicable to the Series 1 Shares for the 5-year period from and including March 31, 2015 to but excluding March 31, 2020, and the dividend rate applicable to the Series 2 Shares for the 3-month period from and including March 31, 2015 to but excluding June 30, 2015, will be announced by way of a press release on March 2, 2015.
Beneficial owners of Series 1 Shares who wish to exercise their conversion right should communicate as soon as possible with their broker or other nominee to obtain instructions for exercising such right on or prior to the deadline for exercise, which is 5:00 p.m. (Montreal time) on March 17, 2015.
Inquiries should be directed to Aimia's Registrar and Transfer Agent, CST Trust Company, at 1-800-387-0825 (toll free in Canada and the United States).
Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM) is a data-driven marketing and loyalty analytics company. We provide our clients with the customer insights they need to make smarter business decisions and build relevant, rewarding and long-term one-to-one relationships, evolving the value exchange to the mutual benefit of both our clients and consumers.
With close to 4,000 employees in 20 countries, Aimia partners with groups of companies (coalitions) and individual companies to help generate, collect and analyze customer data and build actionable insights.
We do this through our own coalition loyalty programs such as Aeroplan in Canada and Nectar in the UK, and through provision of loyalty strategy, program development, implementation and management services underpinned by leading products and technology platforms such as the Aimia Loyalty Platform and SmartButton, and through our analytics and insights business, including Intelligent Shopper Solutions. In other markets, we own stakes in loyalty programs, such as Club Premier in Mexico, Air Miles Middle East and Think Big, a partnership with Air Asia and Tune Group. Our clients are diverse, and we have industry-leading expertise in the fast-moving consumer goods, retail, financial services, and travel and airline industries globally to deliver against their unique needs.
For a full list of our partnerships and investments, and more information about Aimia, visit www.aimia.com.
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