3.15% Notes, Series CAA due February 19, 2030
3.95% Notes, Series CAB due February 16, 2050
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TELUS announced today a dual-tranche offering (“the Offering”) of $600 million of senior unsecured Series CAA notes with a 10-year maturity and $400 million of senior unsecured Series CAB notes with a 30-year maturity. The notes are offered through a syndicate of agents led by CIBC World Markets Inc, Scotia Capital Inc. and TD Securities Inc. Closing of the Offering is expected to occur on or about December 16, 2019.
The 3.15% 10-year Series CAA notes were priced at $99.649 per $100 principal amount for an effective yield of 3.190% per annum and will mature on February 19, 2030. The 3.95% 30-year Series CAB notes were priced at $99.154 per $100 principal amount for an effective yield of 3.998% per annum and will mature on February 16, 2050.
The net proceeds of this Offering will be used to repay existing indebtedness of TELUS, including outstanding commercial paper (incurred for general working capital purposes) and the reduction of cash amounts outstanding under an arm’s length securitization trust to which an affiliate of TELUS sells interests in certain trade receivables (incurred to finance the acquisition of ADT Security Services Canada, Inc.), to fund capital expenditures and for other general corporate purposes. Pending any such use of the net proceeds, TELUS will invest the net proceeds in bank deposits and short-term marketable securities.
TELUS will be filing a prospectus supplement to its short form base shelf prospectus dated July 19, 2019 with securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada. The Notes are not being offered in the United States or to any resident of the United States.
This media release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in any jurisdiction. The securities being offered have not been approved or disapproved by any Canadian securities regulatory authority, nor has any authority passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the short form base shelf prospectus or the prospectus supplement.
Copies of the short form base shelf prospectus and the prospectus supplement relating to the Offering of the Notes filed with securities regulatory authorities in Canada may be obtained from the Chief Legal and Governance Officer of TELUS at 510 W. Georgia St., 23rd Floor, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 0M3 (telephone 604-695-6420). Copies of these documents are also available electronically on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval of the Canadian Securities Administrators (“SEDAR”), at www.sedar.com.
This news release contains statements about future events pertaining to the Offering, including the anticipated closing date of the Offering, and the intended use of the net proceeds of the Offering that are forward-looking. By their nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions and predictions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties including risks associated with capital and debt markets. There is significant risk that the forward-looking statements will not prove to be accurate. The timing and closing of the above-mentioned Offering are subject to customary closing conditions and other risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual future performance and events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, this news release is subject to the disclaimer and qualified by the assumptions, qualifications and risk factors referred to in our 2018 annual and third quarter of 2019 management’s discussion and analysis, and in other TELUS public disclosure documents and filings with securities commissions in Canada (on SEDAR at sedar.com) and in the United States (the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, administered by the US Securities and Exchange Commission at sec.gov). The forward-looking statements contained in this news release describe our expectations at the date of this news release and, accordingly, are subject to change after such date. Except as required by law, TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications and information technology company with $14.6 billion in annual revenue and 14.5 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video and security. We leverage our global-leading technology to enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. TELUS Health is Canada’s largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers the most innovative business process solutions to some of the world’s most established brands.
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