|By Marketwired .||
|January 28, 2013 10:48 PM EST||
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 -- EnerCare Inc. (TSX:ECI) and EnerCare Solutions Inc. ("EnerCare Solutions") today announced that EnerCare Solutions has entered into an agency agreement relating to the offering of $225 million aggregate principal amount of 4.60% Series 2013-1 Senior Unsecured Notes due February 3, 2020 (the "Notes"). The Notes will be sold at a price of $99.94 per $100.00 principal amount, with an effective yield of 4.61% per annum if held to maturity. The Notes will be offered under a prospectus supplement to EnerCare Solutions' short form base shelf prospectus dated July 20, 2012. The prospectus supplement will be filed with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada. The Notes are being offered in each of the provinces of Canada on a best efforts basis by a syndicate of agents led by TD Securities Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc., and including RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. The offering is expected to close on or about February 1, 2013.
EnerCare Solutions also today entered into a $60,000,000 term credit facility with the Canadian chartered bank affiliate of National Bank Financial Inc. The term credit facility is payable interest only until maturity in January 2016 and is prepayable in whole or in part at any time without penalty. The term credit facility bears interest at a rate of bankers' acceptances plus 120 basis points (at today's rate, approximately 2.46%) or prime plus 20 basis points at EnerCare's current credit rating. EnerCare Solutions expects to draw the full amount available under the term credit facility on or about the same day as the closing of the offering.
The proceeds of the offering and the drawdown of the term credit facility will be used by EnerCare Solutions to redeem all of its outstanding 6.75% Series 2009-2 Senior Unsecured Notes due April 30, 2014 (the "Series 2009-2 Notes"). The principal amount of Series 2009-2 Notes outstanding as of the date hereof is $270 million.
"This offering and term loan along with our refinancing in November 2012 creates a favourable capital structure for EnerCare," said John Macdonald, President and CEO. "It reduces the interest on our debt and provides staggered debt maturities with 3, 5 and 7 year terms and greater flexibility since we can prepay the term loan without penalty."
Promptly following closing of the offering, EnerCare Solutions intends to deliver a notice to Computershare Trust Company of Canada, as trustee for the Series 2009-2 Notes, with respect to the redemption of all of the issued and outstanding Series 2009-2 Notes in accordance with the terms of the trust indenture governing the Series 2009-2 Notes. EnerCare Solutions expects to redeem the Series 2009-2 Notes before March 31, 2013.
It is a condition of closing that the Notes are rated at least "BBB(high)", with a "stable" trend by DBRS Limited and "A-", with a "stable" outlook by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The offering of the Notes is only being made by way of prospectus. The prospectus supplement and the short form base shelf prospectus, including the documents incorporated by reference therein, contain important information concerning these securities. Prospective investors should read the prospectus supplement and the short form base shelf prospectus before making an investment decision.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in any jurisdiction. The securities being offered have not been approved or disapproved by any regulatory authority nor has any such authority passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the prospectus supplement or the short form base shelf prospectus.
The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly, in the United States of America or to or for the account of U.S. persons.
Copies of the short form base shelf prospectus and, when filed, the prospectus supplement, relating to the offering of the Notes may be obtained from SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
About EnerCare Inc. and EnerCare Solutions Inc.
EnerCare and EnerCare Solutions own a portfolio of approximately 1.2 million installed water heaters and other assets, rented primarily to residential customers in Ontario. EnerCare also owns EnerCare Connections Inc., a leading sub-metering company, with metering contracts for condominium and apartment suites in Ontario, Alberta and elsewhere in Canada.
Additional information regarding EnerCare and EnerCare Solutions is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com or through EnerCare's website at http://investors.enercare.ca. Information on the sub-metering business is also available at www.enercareconnections.com.
If you’re responsible for an application that depends on the data or functionality of various IoT endpoints – either sensors or devices – your brand reputation depends on the security, reliability, and compliance of its many integrated parts. If your application fails to deliver the expected business results, your customers and partners won't care if that failure stems from the code you developed or from a component that you integrated. What can you do to ensure that the endpoints work as expect...
Sep. 24, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,473
Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing ...
Sep. 24, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,663
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
Sep. 24, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,533
While DevOps promises a better and tighter integration among an organization’s development and operation teams and transforms an application life cycle into a continual deployment, Chef and Azure together provides a speedy, cost-effective and highly scalable vehicle for realizing the business values of this transformation. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, will present a unique opportunity to witness how Chef and Azure work tog...
Sep. 24, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,486
The vision of a connected smart home is becoming reality with the application of integrated wireless technologies in devices and appliances. The use of standardized and TCP/IP networked wireless technologies in line-powered and battery operated sensors and controls has led to the adoption of radios in the 2.4GHz band, including Wi-Fi, BT/BLE and 802.15.4 applied ZigBee and Thread. This is driving the need for robust wireless coexistence for multiple radios to ensure throughput performance and th...
Sep. 24, 2016 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,397
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
Sep. 24, 2016 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,012
I'm a lonely sensor. I spend all day telling the world how I'm feeling, but none of the other sensors seem to care. I want to be connected. I want to build relationships with other sensors to be more useful for my human. I want my human to understand that when my friends next door are too hot for a while, I'll soon be flaming. And when all my friends go outside without me, I may be left behind. Don't just log my data; use the relationship graph. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ryan Boyd, Engi...
Sep. 24, 2016 02:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,178
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, will discuss the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports. The session will include a working demo and a technical d...
Sep. 24, 2016 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,616
SYS-CON Events announced today that China Unicom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE F...
Sep. 24, 2016 01:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,668
Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers?
Sep. 24, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,467
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace.
Sep. 24, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 724
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Sep. 24, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 726
Digital innovation is the next big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies of which IoT and Big Data are key components, For example: Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT and BigData, like Nest Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in the taxicab industry The social model innovation is also a big challenge to the new social architecture with the design fr...
Sep. 24, 2016 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,014
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...
Sep. 24, 2016 11:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,444
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Robert Doyle, lead architect at eCube Systems, will examine the issues and need for an agile infrastructure and show the advantages of capturing developer knowledge in an exportable file for migration into production. He will introduce the use of NXTmonitor, a next-generation DevOps tool that captures application environments, dependencies and start/stop procedures in a portable configuration file with an easy-to-use GUI. In addition to captu...
Sep. 24, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 941