Enbridge Announces Expiration and Results of Offer by Spectra Energy Capital, LLC to Purchase Notes Due in 2032 and 2038
March 7, 2018
CALGARY, March 7, 2018 /CNW/ - Enbridge Inc. (TSX: ENB) (NYSE: ENB) (Enbridge or the Company) announced today that the previously announced all cash tender offer (the Tender Offer) by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Spectra Energy Capital, LLC (Spectra Capital) for any and all of Spectra Capital's outstanding 6.75% senior unsecured notes due 2032 (the 2032 Notes) and 7.50% senior unsecured notes due 2038 (the 2038 Notes, collectively, the Notes) expired at 5:00 p.m. New York City time on March 6, 2018. According to information provided by D.F. King & Co., Inc., the tender and information agent for the Tender Offer, (i) US$64,121,000 aggregate principal amount of the 2032 Notes and (ii) US$42,829,000 aggregate principal amount of the 2038 Notes were validly tendered prior to or at the expiration of the Tender Offer and not validly withdrawn. These amounts include (i) US$96,000 aggregate principal amount of the 2032 Notes and (ii) US$0 aggregate principal amount of the 2038 Notes tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures described in the Offer to Purchase, dated February 28, 2018 (the Offer to Purchase). The Tender Offer was made pursuant to the Offer to Purchase. The obligation of Spectra Capital to accept the Notes tendered and to pay the consideration for the Notes is subject to satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions and other terms set forth solely in the Offer to Purchase. If the conditions are met, Spectra Capital expects to pay for such Notes on March 9, 2018.
Holders of the 2032 Notes and the 2038 Notes that validly tendered and did not validly withdraw their 2032 Notes or 2038 Notes, as applicable, prior to the expiration of the Tender Offer will receive total consideration of US$1,244.95 and US$1,344.82, respectively, for each US$1,000 principal amount of 2032 Notes and 2038 Notes tendered and accepted for payment, plus accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, March 9, 2018, the expected settlement date of the Tender Offer.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is acting as dealer manager for the Tender Offer. D.F. King & Co., Inc. is acting as the tender and information agent for the Tender Offer. Questions regarding the Tender Offer may be directed to: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at 8668344666 (toll free) or 2128343424. The Offer to Purchase may be accessed at the following link: http://www.dfking.com/spectra or obtained from D.F. King & Co., Inc., free of charge, by calling toll-free at (877) 783-5524 (bankers and brokers can call collect at 212-269-5550).
This news release shall not be construed as an offer to purchase or sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell any of the Notes or any other securities. Spectra Capital, subject to applicable law, may amend, extend or terminate the Tender Offer and may postpone the acceptance for purchase of, and payment for, the Notes so tendered. The Tender Offer is not being made in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. None of Spectra Capital, Enbridge, the dealer managers or the tender and information agent makes any recommendations as to whether holders of the Notes should tender their Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer.
Forward-looking information, or forward-looking statements, has been included in this news release to provide information about the Company and its subsidiaries (including Spectra Capital). Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as "anticipate", "expect", "project", "estimate", "forecast", "plan", "intend", "target", "believe", "likely" and similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Forward-looking information or statements included in this news release include, but are not limited to, the settlement date of the Tender Offer.
Although the Company believes that these statements are based on information and assumptions which are current, reasonable and complete, these statements are necessarily subject to a variety of assumptions, risks and uncertainties pertaining, but not limited to, financial strength and flexibility; debt and equity market conditions; economic and competitive conditions; and exchange, inflation and interest rates. A further discussion of the risks and uncertainties facing the Company can be found in the Company's filings with United States and Canadian securities regulators. While the Company makes these forward-looking statements in good faith, should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary significantly from those expected. Except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein or otherwise, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
About Enbridge Inc.
Enbridge Inc. is North America's premier energy infrastructure company with strategic business platforms that include an extensive network of crude oil, liquids and natural gas pipelines, regulated natural gas distribution utilities and renewable power generation. The Company safely delivers an average of 2.8 million barrels of crude oil each day through its Mainline and Express Pipeline; accounts for approximately 65% of U.S.-bound Canadian crude oil exports; and moves approximately 20% of all natural gas consumed in the U.S., serving key supply basins and demand markets. The Company's regulated utilities serve approximately 3.7 million retail customers in Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick. Enbridge also has interests in more than 2,500 MW of net renewable generating capacity in North America and Europe. The Company has ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index for the past nine years; its common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB.
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