EDMONTON, Alberta – Capital Power Corporation (TSX: CPX) (“Capital Power”) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell 8,000,000 common shares of Capital Power on a bought deal basis at a price of $25.10 per share to a syndicate of underwriters, co-led by TD Securities Inc. and RBC Capital Markets, for gross proceeds of $200,800,000. In addition, Capital Power has granted the syndicate an over-allotment option, exercisable for a period of 30 days following closing, to purchase up to an additional 1,200,000 shares which, if exercised, would increase the gross offering size to $230,920,000. The offering is scheduled to close on or about July 12, 2011 and is subject to TSX approval and other customary conditions.
Upon closing of the Offering, Capital Power will use the net proceeds raised to subscribe for and purchase 8,000,000 additional common limited partnership units of Capital Power L.P. (the “Partnership”) (9,200,000 additional common limited partnership units of the Partnership if the Over-Allotment Option is exercised in full). The Partnership will use the funds received from Capital Power to repay a portion of the outstanding balance under its credit facilities, which were drawn down to fund the acquisitions of the New England Facilities, and for general corporate purposes including financing development projects and for working capital requirements.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Capital Power in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. These securities have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act or any U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption therefrom.
About Capital Power Corporation
Capital Power is a growth-oriented North American independent power producer, building on more than a century of innovation and reliable performance. Capital Power’s vision is to be recognized as one of North America’s most respected, reliable and competitive power generators. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Capital Power has interests in 34 facilities in Canada and the U.S. totaling nearly 4,900 megawatts of generation capacity. Capital Power and its subsidiaries develop, acquire and optimize power generation from a wide range of energy sources.