Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. Announces Third Quarter Results; Increases Monthly Dividend by 3%

Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. Announces Third Quarter Results; Increases 
Monthly Dividend by 3% 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/05/13 --  
HIGHLIGHTS 
(all financial figures are unaudited and in Canadian dollars) 


 
--  Earnings for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013 totaled $21.5
    million ($0.38 per common share); year-to-date earnings were $64.4
    million ($1.16 per common share).
 
--  The Fund's cash available for distribution (CAFD) increased 31% in the
    first nine months of 2013 compared to the prior year primarily as a
    result of contributions from a portfolio of crude oil storage assets and
    renewable power generation assets acquired in December 2012. 
 
--  Monthly dividend increased by 3%, to $0.1146 per common share effective
    with the dividend to be paid on December 16, 2013 to shareholders of
    record at the close of business on December 2, 2013.

 
Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (TSX:ENF) (ENF or the Company)
announced today earnings of $21.5 million and $64.4 million, for the
three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2013, respectively,
reflecting the performance of its investment in Enbridge Income Fund
(the Fund). 
The Company's financial performance is directly related to the Fund's
ability to generate cash for distribution to its unitholders. The
Fund's cash available for distribution (CAFD) totaled $198.2 million
for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 compared with $151.8
million in the prior year. The improvement in CAFD was primarily due
to positive cash flow generated by the Hardisty Crude Oil Storage
assets, Greenwich Wind Project and Tilbury and Amherstburg Solar
Projects following their acquisition in December 2012 (the 2012
Acquisition). CAFD also reflects incremental cash flow from the
Bakken Expansion which commenced service on March 1, 2013.  
"The Company delivered another quarter of solid financial results,"
said John Whelen, President of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc.
"The crude oil storage and renewable power generation assets we
acquired late last year continue to perform well and the Bakken
Expansion, which was placed into service earlier this year, is
generating steady and predictable cash flow as expected."  
The Company's Board of Directors approved an 
increase in the
Company's monthly cash dividend, from $0.11125 per share to $0.1146
per share commencing with the dividend payable on December 16, 2013
to shareholders of record on December 2, 2013. The dividend is
designated as an eligible dividend for Canadian tax purposes which
qualifies for the enhanced dividend tax credit. 
"The 3% increase in our monthly dividend reflects the strength and
cash generating capacity of our existing asset base," continued Mr.
Whelen. "Organic growth, including a ramp up of committed take or pay
volumes on the Bakken Pipeline in 2014 and the addition of a fifth
waste heat generation facility at NRGreen, will bolster cash flow and
support the dividend increase."  
"The Fund also seeks to achieve growth through acquisitions of
complimentary energy infrastructure. In each of the past two years we
have seen strong dividend growth through acquisitions from our
sponsor, Enbridge Inc., and we are pleased to see that our sponsor
has indicated that it plans to continue to undertake further drop
downs to its Sponsored Vehicles in conjunction with its broader
funding strategy. Our capital raising capacity has grown
significantly over the last two years and we remain well positioned
to respond to opportunities as they arise."  
THIRD QUARTER 2013 REVIEW 
The unaudited financial statements and Management's Discussion and
Analysis (MD&A) of both ENF and the Fund, which contain additional
notes and disclosures, are available on the Company's website at
www.enbridgeincomefund.com. We further draw your attention to Note 2
- Revision of Prior Period Financial Statements of the Fund's
Consolidated Financial Statements as at and for the three and nine
months ended September 30, 2013 which discusses a non-cash revision
to the comparative financial statements. These revisions were not
material to the Fund's earnings in prior periods and did not impact
the Fund's cash available for distribution. 


 
--  The Company's earnings for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013
    were $21.5 million ($0.38 per common share) compared with $14.6 million
    ($0.37 per common share) for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.
    Third quarter 2013 earnings reflected an 8% per unit increase in the
    Fund's distribution in December 2012 combined with the Company's
    increased ownership in the Fund which grew as a result of an investment
    in 11,982,000 trust units in connection with the financing of the
    December 2012 acquisition by the Fund and a further investment of
    4,768,000 trust units in February 2013 in connection with an equity
    financing undertaken to further strengthen the Fund's balance sheet and
    financing flexibility.
 
--  The Fund generated cash available for distribution of $57.0 million and
    $198.2 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013,
    respectively. CAFD for the nine month period ended September 30, 2013
    reflected positive cash flow generated by the Hardisty Crude Oil Storage
    assets, Greenwich Wind Project and Tilbury and Amherstburg Solar
    Projects following the 2012 Acquisition. CAFD also reflected cash flow
    from the Bakken Expansion which was declared in service on March 1,
    2013. 
 
--  On April 1, 2013, the Fund announced it concluded a settlement (the
    Settlement) with a group of shippers relating to new tolls on the
    Westspur System. Pursuant to the Settlement, the tolls on the Westspur
    System will be fixed and increased annually with reference to a pre-
    identified inflation index, subject to throughput remaining within a
    volume band close to volumes recently transported on the Westspur
    System. The Settlement resulted in the discontinuance of rate regulated
    accounting for the Westspur System, and the Fund recorded an after-tax
    write-off of approximately 
$12 million in the first quarter of 2013
    related to a deferred regulatory asset which will not be collected under
    the terms of the Settlement. At the request of certain shippers who did
    not execute the Settlement, the National Energy Board (NEB) has not
    removed the interim status from the historical tolls and has made the
    new tolls interim as well. As at November 4, 2013, the Fund continues to
    work with shippers to resolve the matter and finalize the tolls.
 
--  The Company paid monthly dividends of $0.11125 per common share for each
    of July, August and September 2013. In addition, monthly dividends of
    $0.11125 and $0.1146 per common share were declared on October 15, 2013
    and November 4, 2013 for payment to shareholders on November 15, 2013
    and December 16, 2013, respectively. 

 
ABOUT ENBRIDGE INCOME FUND HOLDINGS INC. 
Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. is a publicly traded corporation.
The Company, through its investment in Enbridge Income Fund, holds
high quality, low risk energy infrastructure assets. The Fund's
assets include interests in more than 500 megawatts of renewable and
alternative power generation capacity, a portfolio of liquids
transportation and storage businesses and a 50% interest in the
Canadian segment of the Alliance Pipeline. Information about Enbridge
Income Fund Holdings Inc. is available on the Company's website at
www.enbridgeincomefund.com.  
FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION 
In the interest of providing the Company's shareholders and potential
investors with information about the Company and its investee, the
Fund, and the Fund's subsidiaries and joint ventures, including
management's assessment of the Company's and the Fund's future plans
and operations, certain information provided in this News Release
constitutes forward-looking statements or information (collectively,
"forward-looking statements"). This information may not be
appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements are
typically identified by words such as "anticipate", "expect",
"project", "estimate", "forecast", "plan", "intend", "target",
"believe" and similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements
regarding an outlook. In particular, forward-looking statements
include: 


 
--  expected earnings or earnings per share; 
--  expected costs related to projects under construction; 
--  expected scope and in-service dates for projects under construction; 
--  expected timing and amount of recovery of capital costs of assets; 
--  expected capital expenditures; 
--  expected future dividends, Fund distributions and taxability thereof; 
--  the Fund's expected cash available for distribution; and 
--  expected future actions of regulators.

 
Although the Company believes that these forward-looking statements
are reasonable based on the information available on the date such
statements are made and processes are used to prepare the
information, such statements are not guarantees of future performance
and readers are cautioned against placing undue reliance on
forward-looking statements. By their nature, these statements involve
a variety of assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties
and other factors, which may cause actual results, levels of activity
and achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied
by such statements. Material assumptions include assumptions about:
the expected supply and demand for crude oil, natural gas, natural
gas liquids and green energy; prices of crude oil, natural gas,
natural gas liquids and green energy; expected exchange rates;
inflation; interest rates; the availability and price of labour and
construction materials; operational reliability; customer project
approvals; maintenance of support and regulatory approval for the
Fund's projects; anticipated in-service dates and weather.
Assumptions regarding the expected supply and demand of crude oil,
natural gas, natural gas liquids and green energy, and the prices of
these commodities, are material to and underlay all forward-looking
statements. These factors are relevant to all forward-looking
statements as they may impact current and future levels of demand for
the Fund's products and services. Similarly, exchange rates,
inflation and interest rates impact the economies and business
environments in which the Company and the Fund operates, may impact
levels of demand for the Fund's products, services and cost of
inputs, and are therefore inherent in all forward-looking statements.
Due to the interdependencies and correlation of these macroeconomic
factors, the impact of any one assumption on a forward-looking
statement cannot be determined with certainty, particularly with
respect to expected earnings and associated per unit or per share 
amounts, or estimated future distributions or dividends. The most
relevant assumptions associated with forward-looking statements on
projects under construction, including estimated in-service dates and
expected capital expenditures, include: the availability and price of
labour and construction materials; the effects of inflation on labour
and material costs; the effects of interest rates on borrowing costs;
and the impact of weather, customer and regulatory approvals on
construction schedules. 
The Company's forward-looking statements and forward looking
statements with respect to the Fund are subject to risks and
uncertainties pertaining to operating performance, regulatory
parameters, project approval and support, weather, economic and
competitive conditions, changes in tax law, tax rates, exchange
rates, interest rates and commodity prices, including but not limited
to those risks and uncertainties discussed in this News Release and
in the Company's and the Fund's other filings with Canadian
securities regulators. The impact of any one risk, uncertainty or
factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable
with certainty as these are interdependent and the Company's and the
Fund's future course of action depends on management's assessment of
all information available at the relevant time. Except to the extent
required by law, the Company and the Fund assume no obligation to
publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made in this
News Release or otherwise, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise. All subsequent forward-looking statements
whether written or oral, attributable to the Company or the Fund or
persons acting on the Company's or the Fund's behalf, are expressly
qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. 
NON-GAAP MEASURES 
This News Release contains references to the Fund's cash available
for distribution (CAFD). CAFD represents the Fund's cash available to
fund distributions on Fund Units and ECT Preferred Units as well as
for debt repayments and reserves. This measure is important to
shareholders as the Company's objective is to provide a predictable
flow of dividends to shareholders and the Company's cash flows are
derived from its investment in the Fund. CAFD is not a measure that
has standardized meaning prescribed by United States Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S.GAAP) and is not considered a
GAAP measure. Therefore, this measure may not be comparable with
similar measures presented by other issuers. The Fund's CAFD
reconciliation is as follows: 


 
                                     Three months ended  Nine months ended  
                                       September 30,       September 30,    
                                    ----------------------------------------
                                         2013   2012(1)      2013   2012(1) 
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(millions of Canadian dollars)                                              
Cash provided by operating                                                  
 activities                              54.8      67.2     189.9     203.5 
Add/(deduct):                                                               
Retrospective pre-Acquisition cash                                          
 flows(1)                                   -     (20.5)        -     (67.1)
Green Power maintenance capital                                             
 expenditures                            (0.4)        -      (0.9)     (0.2)
Green Power joint venture cash                                              
 distributed/(retained)                   0.9       0.3       0.8       1.3 
Liquids Transportation and Storage                                          
 maintenance capital expenditures        (5.9)     (2.8)     (8.1)     (7.0)
Change in operating assets and                                              
 liabilities in the period                7.6      (0.9)     16.5      21.3 
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Cash available for distribution          57.0      43.3     198.2     151.8 
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(1) In accordance with U.S. GAAP, cash provided by operating
activities for 2012 periods has been retrospectively adjusted to
furnish comparative information related to the 2012 Acquisition. The
impact of the retrospective adjustments has been eliminated from CAFD
as these cash flows were not available to distribute to unitholders.  
SELECTED FINANCIAL AND OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS 


 
ENBRIDGE INCOME FUND        Three months ended         Nine months ended    
 HOLDINGS INC.                 September 30,             September 30,      
                        ----------------------------------------------------
                                 2013         2012         2013         2012
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(millions of Canadian                                                       
 dollars, except share                                                      
 and per share amounts)                                                     
Earnings                         21.5         14.6         64.4         43.2
Earnings per common                                                         
 share, basic and                                                           
 diluted                        $0.38        $0.37        $1.16        $1.09
Cash provided by                                                            
 operating activities            24.0         13.5         69.4         39.1
Dividends declared               18.9         12.3         56.0         36.8
Dividends per common                                                        
 share                         $0.334       $0.
309       $1.001       $0.927
Number of common shares                                                     
 outstanding                                         56,491,000   39,741,000
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                            Three months ended        Nine months ended     
ENBRIDGE INCOME FUND(1)       September 30,             September 30,       
                        ----------------------------------------------------
                                2013    2012(2,3)         2013    2012(2,3) 
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(millions of Canadian dollars,                                              
 except unit and per unit amounts)                                          
Earnings                                                                    
  Green Power                   16.9         13.0         70.6         56.9 
  Liquids Transportation                                                    
   and Storage                  13.6         12.0         34.2         36.7 
  Alliance Canada               14.8         13.6         41.3         39.4 
  Corporate                    (28.4)       (26.1)       (88.4)       (86.2)
  Retrospective                                                             
   Adjustments(3)                  -          8.0            -         26.3 
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                                16.9         20.5         57.7         73.1 
Cash available for                                                          
 distribution(4)                                                            
  Green Power                   32.8         25.6        117.3         94.9 
  Liquids Transportation                                                    
   and Storage                  30.1         17.5         97.1         55.7 
  Alliance Canada               16.6         18.4         51.6         54.4 
  Corporate                    (22.5)       (18.2)       (67.8)       (53.2)
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                                57.0         43.3        198.2        151.8 
Cash provided by                                                            
 operating activities(3)        54.8         67.2        189.9        203.5 
Cash distributions                                                          
 declared                       55.7         37.4        165.8        112.2 
  Distributions per                                                         
   trust unit and ECT                                                       
   preferred unit             $0.403       $0.362       $1.208       $1.086 
Number of units                                                             
 outstanding                                                                
  ECT preferred units                               72,465,750   54,074,750 
  Trust units                                       65,991,000   49,241,000 
Operating Results                                                           
  Green Power (thousands                                                    
   of megawatt hours                                                        
   produced)                                                                
  Wind                         172.0        128.7        800.4        612.1 
  Solar                         51.6         43.9        124.5        112.2 
  Waste Heat                    15.7         16.3         51.0         52.3 
  Liquids Transportation                                                    
   and Storage                                                              
   (thousands of barrels                                                    
   per day)                                                                 
    Westspur System            167.1        167.8        162.2        185.4 
    Saskatchewan                                                            
     Gathering System          122.4        121.2        115.9        132.0 
    Weyburn System              31.8         31.4         31.5         31.7 
    Virden System               24.7         22.5         23.9         23.5 
    Bakken Expansion            29.1            -         11.8            - 
Alliance Canada                                                             
 (millions of cubic feet                                                    
 per day)                    1,514.0      1,492.0      1,569.0      1,555.0 
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(1) Financial Highlights for Enbridge Income Fund have been extracted
from consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with
U.S. GAAP.  
(2) Earnings for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012
have been revised. See Note 2 of the consolidated financial
statements of Enbridge Income Fund for the three and nine months
ended September 30, 2013. 
(3) In accordance with U.S. GAAP, earnings and cash provided by
operating activities for all 2012 periods have been retrospectively
adjusted to furnish comparative information related to the 2012
Acquisition. Financing charges have not been retrospectively
adjusted. The impact of the retrospective adjustments has been
eliminated from CAFD as these cash flows were not available to
distribute to unitholders.  
(4) See Non-GAAP Measures. 
Contacts:
Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc.
Media
Glen Whelan
(587) 233-6303
glen.whelan@enbridge.com 
Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc.
Investment Community
Teri Majer
(403) 508-3185
teri.majer@enbridge.com
 
 
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