Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - January 9, 2023) - TriSummit Utilities Inc. ("TSU") announced that it has agreed to issue $200 million of senior unsecured medium-term notes (the "Offering"). The notes carry a coupon rate of 5.02% and mature on January 11, 2030.
The Offering is expected to close on or about January 11, 2023. The net proceeds resulting from the Offering will be used (i) as to approximately $135 million, to partially finance the acquisition by a subsidiary of TSU of ENSTAR Natural Gas Company, the Alaska Pipeline Company, the Norstar Pipeline Company, Inc. and a 65 percent indirect interest in Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska, LLC from SEMCO Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of AltaGas Ltd., which remains subject to certain customary closing conditions; and (ii) as to the remainder, to repay amounts outstanding under TSU's Canadian syndicated revolving credit facility and associated operating credit facility, which amounts were incurred in the normal course of business to fund the working capital requirements of TSU.
The Offering is being made through a syndicate of investment dealers co-led by CIBC Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets and Wells Fargo Securities Canada, Ltd. under TSU's Short Form Base Shelf Prospectus dated January 4, 2023 and Prospectus Supplement dated January 6, 2023.
No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this press release. This press release is not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia) or any other jurisdiction outside Canada. This press release does not constitute or form a part of any offer to buy or sell any securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction outside of Canada. The securities of TSU have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws. Accordingly, these securities may not be offered or sold within the United States or to a U.S. person unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or except pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. There will be no public offering of securities in the United States.
About TriSummit Utilities
TSU is a Canadian company with natural gas distribution utilities and renewable power generation assets. TSU serves approximately 133,000 customers across Canada, delivering low carbon energy, safely and reliably.
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