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National Bank of Canada (“National Bank”) today announced that it has closed its domestic public offering of non-cumulative 5-year rate reset first preferred shares series 42 (non-viability contingent capital (NVCC)) (the “Series 42 Preferred Shares”). National Bank issued 12 million Series 42 Preferred Shares at a price of $25.00 per share to raise gross proceeds of $300 million.
The offering was underwritten by a syndicate led by National Bank Financial Inc.
The Series 42 Preferred Shares will commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today under the ticker symbol NA.PR.G.
The Series 42 Preferred Shares were issued under a prospectus supplement dated June 4, 2018 to National Bank's short form base shelf prospectus dated November 21, 2016.
The Series 42 Preferred Shares have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under any state securities laws, and may not be offered, sold, directly or indirectly, or delivered within the United States of America and its territories and possessions or to, or for the account or benefit of, United States persons except in certain transactions exempt from the registration requirements of such Act. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy securities in the United States.