/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/
TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - The Bank of Nova Scotia ("Scotiabank") (TSX,NYSE: "BNS") today announced that it has completed the domestic public offering of Non-cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Preferred Shares Series 40 (Non-Viability Contingent Capital (NVCC)) (the "Preferred Shares Series 40").
Scotiabank sold 12 million Preferred Shares Series 40 at a price of $25.00 per share and holders will be entitled to receive a non-cumulative quarterly fixed dividend for the initial period ending January 26, 2024 yielding 4.85% per annum, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Scotiabank. The gross proceeds of the offering were $300 million.
The offering was made through a syndicate of underwriters led by Scotia Capital Inc. The Preferred Shares Series 40 commenced trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today under the symbol BNS.PR.I.
On January 27, 2024 and on January 27 every five years thereafter, Scotiabank may, at its option, subject to regulatory approval, redeem all or any number of the then outstanding Preferred Shares Series 40 at a redemption price of $25 per share. Thereafter, the dividend rate will reset every five years at a rate equal to 2.43% over the 5-year Government of Canada bond yield. Holders of Preferred Shares Series 40 will, subject to certain conditions, have the right to convert all or any part of their shares to Non-cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares Series 41 (Non-Viability Contingent Capital (NVCC)) (the "Preferred Shares Series 41") of Scotiabank on January 27, 2024 and on January 27 every five years thereafter.
Holders of the Preferred Shares Series 41 will be entitled to receive a non-cumulative quarterly floating dividend at a rate equal to the 3-month Government of Canada Treasury Bill yield plus 2.43%, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Scotiabank. Holders of Preferred Shares Series 41 will, subject to certain conditions, have the right to convert all or any part of their shares to Preferred Shares Series 40 on January 27, 2029 and on January 27 every five years thereafter.
The Preferred Shares Series 40 have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or under any state securities laws and, subject to certain exceptions, may not be offered, sold, or delivered directly or indirectly, within the United States of America, its territories and possessions or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons. This release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy the Preferred Shares Series 40 in the United States.
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