DEDHAM, Mass., Jan. 29, 2018 /CNW/ -- Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE: AT) (TSX: ATP) ("Atlantic Power" or the "Company") announced today the closing of its public offering, on a bought deal basis, in each of the provinces and territories of Canada and the United States, of Cdn$100 million aggregate principal amount of 6.00% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due January 31, 2025 (the "Debentures") at a public offering price of Cdn$1,000 per Debenture (the "Offering"). The Offering was underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters, led by RBC Capital Markets.
The Debentures will be convertible, at the option of the holder, into common shares of Atlantic Power at a conversion price of Cdn$4.20 per common share, being a ratio of approximately 238.0952 common shares per Cdn$1,000 principal amount of Debentures, subject to customary adjustments. Atlantic Power has granted an over-allotment option to the underwriters, exercisable at any time up to 30 days after the date hereof, to acquire up to Cdn$15 million aggregate principal amount of additional Debentures to cover the underwriters' over-allotment position as of the closing date, if any. The Company received net proceeds from the Offering, after deducting the underwriting fee and expenses related to the Offering, of approximately Cdn$94.7 million.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to fund the redemption of all of the Company's 5.75% Series C convertible unsecured subordinated debentures (current outstanding balance of US$42.5 million) that mature on June 30, 2019 and have a par call date of June 30, 2017. The Company intends to use the remainder of the net proceeds, if any, to fund the partial redemption of the Company's 6.00% Series D extendible convertible unsecured subordinated debentures (current outstanding balance of Cdn$81.0 million) that mature on December 31, 2019 and have a par call date of December 31, 2017.
The Debentures were distributed pursuant to a prospectus supplement dated January 23, 2018 to the Company's short form base shelf prospectus dated December 19, 2017 filed with the securities commissions and other similar regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada, and pursuant to a prospectus supplement dated January 23, 2018 to the Company's base prospectus dated December 19, 2017 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). A copy of the Canadian prospectus supplement and accompanying short form base shelf prospectus relating to the Offering may be obtained for free under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com or upon request by contacting RBC Capital Markets at RBC Wellington Square, 8th Floor, 180 Wellington St. W., Toronto, Ontario, M5J 0C2; Attn: Distribution Centre (Phone: 416-842-5349; E-mail: Distribution.RBCDS@rbccm.com); and a copy of the U.S. prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the Offering may be obtained for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov or upon request by contacting RBC Capital Markets at 3 World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York, 10281; Attention: Equity Syndicate (Phone: 877-822-4089, Email: email@example.com).
About Atlantic Power
Atlantic Power owns and operates a diverse fleet of power generation assets across nine states in the United States and two provinces in Canada. The Company's power generation projects sell electricity to utilities and other large commercial customers largely under long-term power purchase agreements ("PPAs"), which seek to minimize exposure to changes in commodity prices. The aggregate electric generating capacity of this portfolio on a gross ownership basis is approximately 1,793 megawatts ("MW"), and on a net ownership basis is approximately 1,440 MW. Eighteen of the projects are currently operational, totaling 1,633 MW on a gross ownership basis and 1,280 MW on a net ownership basis. Four projects, all in Ontario, are not operational, three due to revised contractual arrangements with the offtaker and another, Tunis, has a forward-starting 15-year PPA that will commence with the commercial operation of the plant before June 2019. Eighteen of the power generation projects are majority-owned and directly operated and maintained by the Company.
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