TORONTO, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - R Split III Corp. (the "Company") announced today that it has called 390,230 Preferred Shares for cash redemption on May 30, 2014 (in accordance with the Company's Articles) representing approximately 39.091% of the outstanding Preferred Shares as a result of the annual retraction of 780,460 Capital Shares by the holders thereof. The Preferred Shares shall be redeemed on a pro rata basis, so that each holder of Preferred Shares of record on May 28, 2014 will have approximately 39.091 % of their Preferred Shares redeemed. The redemption price for the Preferred Shares will be $13.60 per share.
In addition, holders of a further 10,000 Capital Shares and 5,000 Preferred Shares have deposited such shares concurrently for retraction on May 30, 2014. As a result, a total of 790,460 Capital Shares and 395,230 Preferred Shares, or approximately 39.394% of both classes of shares currently outstanding, will be redeemed.
Holders of Preferred Shares that are on record for dividends but have been called for redemption will be entitled to receive dividends thereon which have been declared but remain unpaid up to but not including May 30, 2014.
Payment of the amount due to holders of Preferred Shares will be made by the Company on May 30, 2014. From and after May 30, 2014 the holders of Preferred Shares that have been called for redemption will not be entitled to dividends or to exercise any rights in respect of such shares except to receive the amount due on redemption.
R Split III Corp. is a mutual fund corporation created to hold a portfolio of common shares of Royal Bank of Canada. Capital Shares and Preferred Shares of R Split III Corp. are listed for trading on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols RBS and RBS.PR.B respectively.
SOURCE: R Split III Corp.
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