NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC (“AllianzGI U.S.”), the investment manager of AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund (NCV) and AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II (NCZ) (each, a “Fund” and, together, the “Funds”), announced the final results of each Fund’s voluntary tender offer for its outstanding auction rate preferred shares (“ARPS”) (each, a “Tender Offer” and, together, the “Tender Offers”).
As previously announced in press releases issued on June 27, 2018 and July 27, 2018, the Funds conducted Tender Offers for up to 100% of each Fund’s outstanding ARPS, at a price equal to 94% of the ARPS’ per share liquidation preference of $25,000 per share (or $23,500 per share), plus any unpaid dividends accrued through the expiration date of each Tender Offer. The Tender Offers commenced on June 28, 2018 and following an extension announced on July 27, 2018, expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 31, 2018.
The final results of the Tender Offers are provided in the table below.
|Fund Name|| |
|Preferred Shares|| |
# of ARPS
|AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund||NCV||ARPS||5,349||37.46%|
|AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II||NCZ||ARPS||4,459||40.68%|
All of the ARPS of each of NCV and NCZ that were not tendered remain outstanding.
In connection with the Tender Offers, each of the Funds entered into a liquidity agreement with State Street Bank and Trust Company (“State Street”), which allowed the Fund to borrow from State Street up to $265,000,000 (NCV) and $210,000,000 (NCZ), subject to various terms and conditions (which may be used to fund some or all of the ARPS redemptions).
American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC serves as the Funds' depositary agent and its affiliate, AST Funds Solutions, LLC, serves as information agent (together, “AST”) with respect to the Tender Offers. ARPS holders may obtain further information regarding the Tender Offers from AST by calling (877) 361-7967.
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Data as of March 31, 2018 (*as of December 31, 2017).
AllianzGI U.S., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Allianz Asset Management of America L.P., serves as the Funds’ investment manager and is a member of Munich-based Allianz Group.
Each Fund’s daily New York Stock Exchange closing market price for its common shares, net asset value per common share, as well as other information, including portfolio statistics and performance are available at https://us.allianzgi.com/closedendfunds or by calling the Funds’ shareholder servicing agent at (800) 254-5197.
Statements made in this release that look forward in time involve risks and uncertainties and are forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the adverse effect from a decline in the securities markets or a decline in a Fund’s performance, a general downturn in the economy, competition from other companies, changes in government policy or regulation, inability to attract or retain key employees, inability to implement its operating strategy and/or acquisition strategy, and unforeseen costs and effects related to legal proceedings or investigations of governmental and self-regulatory organizations.
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