OAKVILLE, ON, Jan. 12, 2022 /CNW/ – Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (“AQN” or the “Company”) (TSX:AQN) (NYSE:AQN) today announced that it has priced the previously announced (i) underwritten public offering in the United States (the “U.S. Offering”) of US$750 million aggregate principal amount of 4.75% fixed-to-fixed reset rate junior subordinated notes series 2022-B due January 18, 2082 (the “U.S. Notes”); and (ii) underwritten public offering in Canada (the “Canadian Offering” and, together with the U.S. Offering, the “Offerings”) of C$400 million (approximately US$320 million) aggregate principal amount of 5.25% fixed-to-fixed reset rate junior subordinated notes series 2022-A due January 18, 2082 (the “Canadian Notes” and, together with the U.S. Notes, the “Notes”). Concurrent with the pricing of the Offerings, the Company entered into a cross currency interest rate swap, coterminous with the Canadian Notes, to convert the Canadian dollar denominated proceeds from the Canadian Offering into U.S. dollars, resulting in an effective interest rate to the Company of approximately 5.08% throughout the initial fixed-rate period of the Canadian Notes. The Offerings are expected to close on or about January 18, 2022, subject to customary closing conditions.
AQN intends to use the net proceeds of the Offerings to partially finance the Company’s previously announced acquisition of Kentucky Power Company and AEP Kentucky Transmission Company, Inc. (the “Kentucky Power Acquisition”), provided that, in the short-term, prior to the closing of the Kentucky Power Acquisition, the Company expects to use the net proceeds of the Offerings to reduce amounts outstanding under existing credit facilities of the Company and its subsidiaries.
The U.S. Offering is being made to the public in the United States pursuant to a prospectus supplement filed under the Company’s base shelf prospectus dated November 18, 2021 (the “Base Shelf Prospectus”), which will form part of the Company’s effective registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The Canadian Offering is being made to the public in each of the provinces and territories of Canada pursuant to a prospectus supplement filed under the Base Shelf Prospectus.
The joint book-running managers for the U.S. Offering are BofA Securities and Wells Fargo Securities and the lead underwriters for the Canadian Offering are RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities. The terms of the U.S. Notes will be set forth in a final prospectus supplement to be filed by AQN under AQN’s issuer profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and with the SEC at www.sec.gov …
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