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TORONTO, April 8, 2021 /CNW/ - Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: CF) today announced that it has deposited the aggregate amount of funds required to redeem the entire $132,690,000 principal amount of its outstanding 6.25% convertible unsecured senior subordinated debentures due December 31, 2023 (the "Debentures") with the trustee under the indenture governing the Debentures. As previously announced, the Debentures will be redeemed on April 9, 2021 at a redemption amount equal to $1,266.95 for each $1,000 principal amount of Debentures, being equal to the aggregate of (i) $1,250 per $1,000 principal amount of Debentures, and (ii) $16.95 of accrued and unpaid interest per $1,000 principal amount up to but excluding April 9, 2021.
With the redemption of the convertible debentures, the weighted average number of common shares used for purposes of calculating diluted earnings per share will no longer include the dilutive effect of the convertible debentures and, as such, the fully diluted share count will be reduced by approximately 13.2 million common shares. For the three and nine month periods ended December 31, 2020 the adjusted weighted average number of common shares was 123,760,056 and 122,562,938 respectively.
Pursuant to the terms of the previously announced commitment letter entered into with investment funds and accounts managed or advised by HPS Investment Partners, LLC ("HPS") on March 18, 2021, the Company entered into a Credit Agreement with the lenders, Lucid Agency Services Limited as administrative agent and Lucid Trustee Services Limited as security agent (the "Credit Agreement") that provides for a GBP £69,000,000 term loan under a senior secured first lien term loan facility. The funds available under the Credit Agreement were drawn and used by the Company as part of the funds required to redeem the Debentures.
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ABOUT CANACCORD GENUITY GROUP INC.
Through its principal subsidiaries, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (the "Company") is a leading independent, full-service financial services firm, with operations in two principal segments of the securities industry: wealth management and capital markets. Since its establishment in 1950, the Company has been driven by an unwavering commitment to building lasting client relationships. We achieve this by generating value for our individual, institutional and corporate clients through comprehensive investment solutions, brokerage services and investment banking services. The Company has wealth management offices located in Canada, the UK, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man and Australia. The Company's international capital markets division operates in North America, UK & Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. is publicly traded under the symbol CF on the TSX.
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