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Equitable Group Announces Conversion Results for Series 3 Preferred Shares

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Equitable Group Inc. (TSX: EQB and EQB.PR.C) ("Equitable" or the "Company") announced today that none of its outstanding 3,000,000 Non-cumulative Redeemable 5-Year Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series 3 (the "Series 3 Preferred Shares") will be converted on September 30, 2019 into Non-cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares, Series 4 ("Series 4 Preferred Shares").

Equitable Group Inc. (CNW Group/Equitable Group Inc.)

After taking into account all election notices received from holders of its outstanding Series 3 Preferred Shares by the September 13, 2019 deadline for conversion into Series 4 Preferred Shares, less than the minimum 800,000 shares required to give effect to the conversions, as per the terms of the Series 3 Preferred Shares described in the prospectus supplement dated July 25, 2014, were tendered for conversion.  As a result, no Series 4 Preferred Shares will be issued on September 30, 2019 and holders of Series 3 Preferred Shares will retain their shares.

As previously announced on September 3, 2019, the dividend rate for the Series 3 Preferred Shares for the five-year period from and including September 30, 2019 to but excluding September 30, 2024 will be 5.969% per annum, or $0.373063 per share per quarter.

ABOUT EQUITABLE GROUP INC.

Equitable Group Inc. is a growing Canadian financial services business that operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Equitable Bank.  Equitable Bank, Canada's Challenger BankTM, is the country's ninth largest independent Schedule I bank and offers a diverse suite of residential lending, commercial lending and savings solutions to Canadians.  Through its proven branchless approach and customer service focus, Equitable Bank has grown to approximately $31 billion of Assets Under Management.  EQ Bank, the digital banking arm of Equitable Bank, provides state-of-the-art digital banking services to over 85,000 Canadians and has an award winning Mobile App. The EQ Bank Savings Plus Account reimagines banking for Canadians by offering the functionality of a chequing account to perform daily banking with ease, as well as a great everyday interest rate – currently 2.30% – to help transactional balances grow into bigger savings.  From unlimited Interac® e-Transfers and bill payments to payroll deposits and no monthly fees, everyday banking is now a richer prospect for Canadians.  Equitable Bank employs over 800 dedicated professionals across the country and is a 2019 recipient of Canada's Best Employer Platinum Award, the highest bestowed by AON Hewitt.  For more information about Equitable Bank and its products, please visit equitablebank.ca.

 

SOURCE Equitable Group Inc.

For further information: Andrew Moor, President and Chief Executive Officer, 416-515-7000; Tim Wilson, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, 416-515-7000