MONTRÉAL, April 4, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Canada (Bell) today announced that it will redeem, on May 4, 2018, prior to maturity, all of its outstanding $400 million principal amount of 3.50% Debentures, Series M-28, due September 10, 2018 (the "Series M-28 Debentures"). The Series M-28 Debentures will be redeemed at a price equal to $1,006.030 per $1,000 of principal amount of debentures plus $5.274 per $1,000 of principal amount for accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the date of redemption.
In addition, Bell will redeem, on April 16, 2018, prior to maturity, all of its outstanding $200 million principal amount of 4.59% Medium Term Notes, Series 9, due October 1, 2018 (the "Series 9 Notes"). The Series 9 Notes will be redeemed at a price equal to $1,011.270 per $1,000 of principal amount of notes plus $1.886 per $1,000 of principal amount for accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the date of redemption.
Bell will also redeem, on April 16, 2018, (the "M-33 Redemption Date"), prior to maturity, all of its outstanding $300 million principal amount of 5.52% Debentures, Series M-33, due February 26, 2019 (the "Series M-33 Debentures"). The Series M-33 Debentures will be redeemed at a price equal to the greater of the "Canada Yield Price" and the principal amount of the Series M-33 Debentures, together in each case with accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the M-33 Redemption Date (in the aggregate, the "M-33 Redemption Price") as indicated below.
Pursuant to the terms of the Series M-33 Debentures, the "Canada Yield Price" means a price equal to the price of the Series M-33 Debentures calculated to provide a yield to maturity equal to the Government of Canada Yield plus 0.35% on the third business day prior to the date fixed for redemption. The "Government of Canada Yield", on any date, means the yield to maturity on such date, compounded semi-annually, which a non-callable Government of Canada Bond would carry if issued, in Canadian dollars in Canada, at 100% of its principal amount on such date with a term to maturity equal to the remaining term to maturity of the Series M-33 Debentures. The Government of Canada Yield used to calculate the M-33 Redemption Price will be the average of the rates calculated by two registered Canadian investment dealers selected by Bell.
Notice of redemption was delivered to the registered holders of the Series M-28 Debentures, the Series 9 Notes and the Series M-33 Debentures in accordance with their terms.
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Jean Charles Robillard
SOURCE Bell Canada