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TORONTO, April 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX: EFN) (“Element” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of fleet management services, today announced that it has closed the previously announced offering of $150 million aggregate principal amount of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures (the “Offering”), with an interest rate of 4.25% per annum, payable semi-annually on the last day of June and December, commencing on December 31, 2019 (the “Debentures”). The Debentures mature on June 30, 2024.
The Offering was led by BMO Capital Markets, CIBC Capital Markets, National Bank Financial Inc., RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities as joint bookrunners and J.P. Morgan Securities Canada Inc., Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., Mizuho Securities USA LLC, Desjardins Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd. and Scotia Capital Inc. as co-managers.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering, together with other sources, to repay at maturity the outstanding $345 aggregate principal amount of its 5.125% extendible convertible unsecured subordinated debentures that mature on June 30, 2019 (the “5.125% Debentures”).
“We are very pleased with the excellent reception for the Offering, which is another strong signal of investor confidence in our strategic plan,” said Jay Forbes, Element’s President and CEO.
Further details concerning the Offering are set out in the Company’s prospectus supplement dated March 29, 2019, available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
About Element Fleet Management Corp.
Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX: EFN) is a leading global fleet management company, providing world-class services and financing for commercial vehicle fleets. The Company enjoys scale and leadership in key markets, a top-tier customer base, strong cash flow and ready access to capital, and an investment-grade balance sheet. Element's suite of services span the total fleet lifecycle, from acquisition and financing to program management and remarketing – helping customers optimize performance and improve productivity. For more information, visit www.elementfleet.com.
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