SHAW TO REDEEM CUMULATIVE REDEEMABLE
RATE RESET CLASS 2 PREFERRED SHARES, SERIES A, AND CUMULATIVE
REDEEMABLE FLOATING RATE CLASS 2 PREFERRED SHARES, SERIES B
Calgary, Alberta (May 28, 2021) – Shaw Communications Inc. (“Shaw” or the “Company”) announced today that it intends to redeem all of its issued and outstanding Cumulative Redeemable Rate Reset Class 2 Preferred Shares, Series A (the “Series A Shares”) and Cumulative Redeemable Floating Rate Class 2 Preferred Shares, Series B (the “Series B Shares”, and together with the Series A Shares, the “Preferred Shares”) in accordance with their terms (as set out in the Company’s articles) on June 30, 2021 (the “Redemption Date”) at a price equal to $25.00 per Preferred Share (the “Redemption Price”), less any tax required to be deducted or withheld. The aggregate Redemption Price payable by Shaw to redeem the Preferred Shares will be $300 million.
On April 14, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.17444 per Series A Share and $0.12956 per Series B Share, each payable on June 30, 2021 to holders of record on June 15, 2021. These will be the final dividends on the Preferred Shares, which will be paid separately from the aggregate Redemption Price and in the usual manner. Upon payment of the June 30, 2021 dividends, there will be no accrued and unpaid dividends on the Preferred Shares as at the Redemption Date.
The Company provided notice today to the registered holders of the Series A Shares and Series B Shares of its intention to redeem the Preferred Shares in accordance with their terms as set out in the Company’s articles. Non-registered holders of the Series A Shares and Series B Shares should contact their broker or other intermediary for information regarding the redemption process for the Preferred Shares. The Company’s transfer agent for the Preferred Shares is AST Trust Company (Canada). Questions regarding the redemption process may also be directed to AST at 1 (800) 387-0825.
There are currently 10,012,393 Series A Shares and 1,987,607 Series B Shares issued and outstanding.
The Series A Shares and Series B Shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbols SJR.PR.A and SJR.PR.B, respectively.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a leading Canadian connectivity company. The Wireline division consists of Consumer and Business services. Consumer serves residential customers with broadband Internet, Shaw Go WiFi, video and digital phone. Business provides business customers with Internet, data, WiFi, digital phone, and video services. The Wireless division provides wireless voice and LTE data services.
Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, SJR.PR.A, SJR.PR.B, NYSE – SJR, and TSXV – SJR.A). For more information, please visit www.shaw.ca.
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This news release includes “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws relating to, among other things, the redemption of the Preferred Shares, including the Redemption Price (per Preferred Share and in aggregate) and the Redemption Date and the timing and the amount of dividend payments on the Preferred Shares. Forward-looking information may in some cases be identified by words such as “will”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “intends” and similar expressions suggesting future events or future performance.
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