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Enbridge Inc. (ENB.TO) (ENB) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with RBC and TD Securities Inc. ("the Underwriters") to sell 10,850,000 million treasury common shares, on a bought deal basis, at $46.11 per common share for distribution to the public. Closing of the offering is expected on or about April 16, 2013.
Enbridge has granted the Underwriters an option, exercisable at any time up to 48 hours prior to closing of the offering, to purchase up to an additional 2,170,000 million treasury common shares at $46.11 per common share.
"Since the long-term funding plan discussed at our investor conference last fall we have achieved greater than expected progress in the development of attractive new growth opportunities, including those already announced and those yet to be" said J. Richard Bird, Enbridge Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Development. "An update to our funding plan now indicates an incremental equity requirement over the 2012-2016 period. The common share offering today continues our practice of maintaining a very manageable forward funding requirement. After the common share offering, and our recent preferred share issue, our net forward equity requirement stands at $1.9 billion through 2016, which we expect to accommodate through additional preferred share issues and asset monetizations. The additional growth investments will contribute to sustaining Enbridge's industry-leading EPS growth rate through 2016 and well beyond."
Enbridge's updated funding plan is available on our website.
The offering is being made only in Canada by means of a prospectus. Proceeds will be used to fund our recently announced regional oilsands, renewable energy, and natural gas pipelines and processing projects, reduce outstanding indebtedness, to make investments in subsidiaries and for general corporate purposes.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the common shares in any jurisdiction. The common shares offered have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold within the United States unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
About Enbridge Inc.
Enbridge Inc. is a North American leader in delivering energy and one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. As a transporter of energy, Enbridge operates, in Canada and the U.S., the world's longest crude oil and liquids transportation system. The Company also has a significant and growing involvement in natural gas gathering, transmission and midstream businesses, and an increasing involvement in power transmission. As a distributor of energy, Enbridge owns and operates Canada's largest natural gas distribution company, and provides distribution services in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State. As a generator of energy, Enbridge has interests in close to 1,000 megawatts of renewable and alternative energy generating capacity and is expanding its interests in wind and solar energy, geothermal and hybrid fuel cells. Enbridge employs 10,000 people, primarily in Canada and the U.S. and is ranked as one of Canada's Greenest Employers, and one of the Top 100 Companies to Work for in Canada. Enbridge's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information, visit www.enbridge.com.
Certain information provided in this news release constitutes forward-looking statements. The words "anticipate", "expect", "project", "estimate", "forecast" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Although Enbridge believes that these statements are based on information and assumptions which are current, reasonable and complete, these statements are necessarily subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties pertaining to operating performance, regulatory parameters, weather, economic conditions and commodity prices. You can find a discussion of those risks and uncertainties in our Canadian securities filings and American SEC filings. While Enbridge makes these forward-looking statements in good faith, should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary significantly from those expected. Except as may be required by applicable securities laws, Enbridge assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein or otherwise, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.