CALGARY, Alberta, April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — News Release — TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) announced today that it has notified the registered shareholder of the applicable dividend rates for Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 7 (Series 7 Shares) and the Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 8 (Series 8 Shares).
As previously announced in our news release dated March 15, 2019, holders of the Series 7 Shares have the right on April 30, 2019 to convert, on a one-for-one basis, any or all of their Series 7 Shares into Series 8 Shares and receive a floating rate quarterly dividend, or retain any or all of their Series 7 Shares and receive a new fixed rate quarterly dividend.
Should a holder of Series 7 Shares choose to retain their shares, such shareholders will receive the new annual fixed dividend rate applicable to the Series 7 Shares of 3.903% for the five-year period commencing April 30, 2019 to, but excluding, April 30, 2024.
Should a holder of Series 7 Shares choose to convert their shares to Series 8 Shares, holders of Series 8 Shares will receive the floating quarterly dividend rate applicable to the Series 8 Shares of 4.032% for the first quarterly floating rate period commencing effective April 30, 2019 to, but excluding, July 30, 2019. The floating quarterly dividend rate will be reset every quarter.
Beneficial owners of Series 7 Shares who do not provide notice or communicate with their broker or other nominee by 5 p.m. (EDT) on April 15, 2019 will retain their Series 7 Shares and receive the new annual fixed dividend rate applicable to the Series 7 Shares stated above.
For more information on the terms of, and risks associated with an investment in the Series 7 Shares and the Series 8 Shares, please see the prospectus supplement dated February 25, 2013 which is available on sedar.com or on our website.
With more than 65 years' experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and liquids pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada operates one of the largest natural gas transmission networks that extends more than 92,600 kilometres (57,500 miles), connecting major gas supply basins to markets across North America. TransCanada is a leading provider of gas storage and related services with 653 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A large independent power producer, TransCanada currently owns or has interests in more than 6,600 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada is also the developer and operator of one of North America’s leading liquids pipeline systems that extends approximately 4,900 kilometres (3,000 miles), connecting growing continental oil supplies to key markets and refineries. TransCanada’s common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TRP. Visit TransCanada.com to learn more, or connect with us on social media.
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