TransCanada Authorizes Redemption of $200 Million Preferred Share Issue
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 27, 2014) - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced that TransCanada PipeLines Limited (the "Company") authorized the redemption of all of the Company's four million outstanding 5.60 per cent Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares Series Y (Series Y Shares) on March 5, 2014. The Series Y Shares will be redeemed at a price of $50 per share plus $0.2455 representing accrued and unpaid dividends to such redemption date. The total face value of the outstanding Series Y Shares is $200 million and they carry an aggregate of $11.2 million in annualized dividends.
Redemption of the Series Y Shares will be administered by Computershare Trust Company of Canada. The Series Y Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TCA.Pr.Y. The regular quarterly dividend of $0.70 per share for the period up to but excluding February 1, 2014 to be paid on February 3, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2013 will be paid as previously announced.
The Series Y Shares will be delisted on or about March 5, 2014.
With more than 60 years' experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and oil pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada operates a network of natural gas pipelines that extends more than 68,500 kilometres (42,500 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent's largest providers of gas storage and related services with more than 400 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in over 11,800 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada is developing one of North America's largest oil delivery systems. TransCanada's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TRP. For more information visit: www.transcanada.com or check us out on Twitter @TransCanada or http://blog.transcanada.com.
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