Net proceeds to repay maturing long term and short term debt and for general corporate purposes
TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Hydro One Limited ("Hydro One"), Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution company, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hydro One Inc. has priced an offering of C$1.35 billion of Medium Term Notes (the "Notes") consisting of C$500 million aggregate principal amount of 1.84% Medium Term Notes, Series 34, due 2021, C$500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.77% Medium Term Notes, Series 35, due 2026, and C$350 million aggregate principal amount of 3.91% Medium Term Notes, Series 36, due 2046. The net proceeds from the issuance of the Notes will be approximately $1.34 billion. Hydro One Inc. expects to use the net proceeds of this offering to repay maturing long term and short term debt and for general corporate purposes. The offering of the Notes is expected to close on February 24, 2016.
The Notes are being offered on a best efforts basis in each of the provinces of Canada through a syndicate of agents. The Notes are being offered pursuant to a short form base shelf prospectus of Hydro One Inc. dated December 14, 2015. Hydro One Inc. will be filing pricing supplements to the base shelf prospectus relating to the offering of each series of Notes with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada.
Copies of the pricing supplements and accompanying base shelf prospectus may be obtained over the Internet under Hydro One Inc.'s profile at the Canadian Securities Administrators' website at www.sedar.com.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction. The Notes have not been approved or disapproved by any regulatory authority nor has any such authority passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the short form base shelf prospectus or the pricing supplements.
This news release is not an offer for sale within the United States of any debt or other securities of Hydro One Limited or Hydro One Inc. Securities of Hydro One Limited or Hydro One Inc., including any offering of its debt securities, may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under U.S. securities laws or unless exempt from registration under such laws. The Canadian offering described in this news release is not being made in the United States and has not been and will not be registered under U.S. securities laws, and accordingly, the Notes may not be offered or delivered, directly or indirectly, or sold in the United States except in certain transactions exempt from the registration requirements under applicable U.S. securities laws.
About Hydro One:
Hydro One Limited is Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with approximately $24 billion in assets and 2015 revenues of over $6.5 billion. The company delivers electricity safely and reliably to over 1.3 million customers across the province of Ontario, and to large industrial customers and municipal utilities. Hydro One Inc. owns and operates Ontario's approximately 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network and an approximately 123,000 circuit km primary low-voltage distribution network. Hydro One Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Hydro One Limited whose common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H). This press release should be read in conjunction with Hydro One Limited and Hydro One Inc.'s 2015 Consolidated Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis which can be accessed under their respective profiles at www.sedar.com.
Caution Concerning Forward Looking Statements, Risks and Assumptions:
This news release includes "forward looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. We caution that all forward looking information is inherently subject to change and uncertainty and that actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward looking information. A number of risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward looking information or could cause our current objectives, strategies and intentions to change, and many of these factors are beyond our control and current expectation or knowledge. These statements are not guarantees of future performance or actions and involve assumptions and risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed, implied or forecasted in such forward-looking information. Some of the factors that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from the results expressed, implied or forecasted by such forward-looking information, including some of the assumptions used in making such statements, are discussed more fully in Hydro One's and HOI's filings with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada, which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Hydro One Limited and Hydro One Inc. do not intend, and they disclaim any obligation, to update any forward-looking information, except as required by law.
SOURCE Hydro One Inc.