CALGARY, Sept. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Keyera Corp. (TSX:KEY) (TSX:KEY.DB.A)
("Keyera") announced today that it is entering into a private placement of
12-year and 15-year senior unsecured notes (the "Notes") totaling
approximately CAD$305 million with a group of institutional investors in
Canada and the U.S. Approximately CAD$230 million of the proceeds is expected
to be drawn in November 2013, with the remaining CAD$75 million being drawn in
April 2014, all subject to satisfying closing conditions.
The Notes will be issued in four tranches:
-- $20 million denominated in Canadian dollars bearing interest at
5.05% and maturing on November 20, 2025;
-- $140 million denominated in U.S. dollars bearing interest at
4.75% and maturing on November 20, 2025;
-- $65 million denominated in U.S. dollars bearing interest at
4.95% maturing on November 20, 2028; and
-- $75 million denominated in Canadian dollars bearing interest at
5.34% and maturing on April 8, 2029.
Interest is payable semi-annually. Concurrent with this transaction, Keyera
has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of Canadian banks to swap the
U.S. dollar principal and interest portions of the 12-year and 15-year Notes
into Canadian dollars. The resulting effective weighted average Canadian
interest cost for the CAD$305 million of Notes is 5.31%.
"This transaction provides long-term financing for Keyera as we undertake our
extensive growth capital program", said Steven Kroeker, Vice President and
CFO. "The financing maturity dates fit nicely with the long-term nature of our
business and the attractive rates provide interest rate certainty going
About Keyera Corp.
Keyera Corp. (TSX:KEY) (TSX:KEY.DB.A) operates one of the largest natural gas
midstream businesses in Canada. Its business consists of natural gas gathering
and processing as well as the processing, transportation, storage and
marketing of Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs), the production of iso-octane and
crude oil midstream activities.
Keyera's gas processing plants and associated facilities are strategically
located in the west central, foothills and deep basin natural gas production
areas of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Its NGL and crude oil
infrastructure, including pipelines, terminals and processing and storage
facilities, as well as its iso-octane facility, are primarily located in
Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, a major North American NGL hub.
Keyera markets propane, butane, condensate and iso-octane to customers in
Canada and the United States.
This document contains forward-looking statements based on management's
current expectations and assumptions relating to Keyera's business, its
financing strategy, the environment in which it operates, anticipated timing
and construction of capital projects and the future operations and performance
of the assets. As these forward-looking statements depend upon future events,
actual outcomes may differ materially depending on factors such as:
satisfaction of the closing conditions for each of the CAD$230 million and
CAD$75 million notes placements; future operating results of the assets;
future operating results of Keyera's business segments and the components of
those results; Keyera's ability to execute its strategic initiatives;
commodity supply/demand balances and prices; activities of producers,
competitors, customers, business partners and others; overall economic
conditions; access to capital and financing alternatives; operational risks in
developing and producing natural gas; potential delays or changes in plans
with respect to development projects or capital expenditures or the results
therefrom; the legislative, regulatory and tax environment; and other known or
unknown factors. There can be no assurance that the results or developments
anticipated by Keyera will be realized or that they will have the expected
consequences for or effects on Keyera.
For additional information on these and other risk factors, see Keyera's
public filings on www.sedar.com. The information provided in this release is
given as of the date hereof.
SOURCE Keyera Corp.
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