CAC $150m Preference share issue

CAC 2000 Limited (formerly Carrier Air Condition) went to the market in July to raise $150,000,000 with the option to upsize depending on demand by way of one Dollar (J$1) for Five (5) years redeemable Preference Shares with maturity set for July 31, 2018.

A cumulative preferential dividend is at a fixed rate of 10% per annum for the first year and thereafter a variable rate of 2.5 percentage points above the weighted average yield rate applicable to the 6 month Jamaica Treasury Bill Tender (WATBY), held immediately prior to the commencement of each quarterly interest period, until maturity.

The net proceeds of the offer will be used by the Issuer to invest in the expansion of the Company and to provide working capital.

The Issuer reserves the right to redeem the Preference Shares on any dividend date after a period of two (2) years by giving the holders 90 days notice.

Victoria Mutual Wealth Management are the brokers to the issue,which is being done by private placement.

The issue, which was slated for closure on July 31, has been extended. As of September 13th, the issue said to be nearly taken up in full. Lack of a strong name recognition in the market may be hampering the full take up of the offer.

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