Shawcor Prices C$150 Million Unsecured Note Offering

BY GlobeNewswire | CORPORATE | 12/02/21 07:30 AM EST

TORONTO, Dec. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shawcor Ltd. (SAWLF) (?Shawcor? or the ?Company?) today announced that it has entered into an underwriting agreement to sell, pursuant to a private placement offering (the ?Offering?), C$150 million aggregate principal amount of 9.00% senior unsecured notes due 2026 (the ?Notes?). The Notes will be issued at a price of C$1,000 per C$1,000 principal amount of Notes.

Shawcor (SAWLF) will use the net proceeds of the Offering to repay amounts outstanding under its existing syndicated credit facility (the ?Existing Facility?). Concurrent with issuance of the Notes, Shawcor (SAWLF) will amend the Existing Facility to reduce the availability under the Existing Facility from US$500 million to US$300 million and, in the near future, expects to extend its term. The Company will provide further information in due course.

?We remain focused on strengthening our balance sheet to provide the financial flexibility required to effectively manage our business,? said Mike Reeves, Shawcor?s President and CEO. ?This Offering coupled with the anticipated extension of our Existing Facility will enable greater flexibility and support for our strategic initiatives and future growth.?

The Notes are being offered through a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial and TD Securities.

The Notes will be offered for sale in Canada to accredited investors on a private placement basis, in accordance with Canadian securities laws. The Notes have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act, or any state securities laws, and are being offered and sold in the United States to qualified institutional buyers only, pursuant to Rule 144A of the U.S. Securities Act. The Notes may be sold outside of the United States in accordance with Rule 903 of Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act. Subject to customary closing conditions, the Offering is expected to close in mid-December 2021.

About Shawcor (SAWLF)

Shawcor Ltd. (SAWLF) is a growth-oriented, global material sciences company serving the Infrastructure, Energy, and Transportation markets. The Company operates through a network of fixed and mobile manufacturing and service facilities. Its three business segments, Composite Systems, Automotive & Industrial and Pipeline & Pipe Services enable responsible renewal and enhancement of critical infrastructure while lowering risk and environmental impact.

For further information, please contact:

Meghan MacEachern
External Communications & ESG, Director
Telephone: 437.341.1848
Email: meghan.maceachern@shawcor.com
shawcor.com

Forward Looking Information

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Source: Shawcor Ltd. (SAWLF)

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