CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC. DECLARES DIVIDEND AND FILES FINAL PROSPECTUS IN RELATION TO PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED RIGHTS OFFERING OF SERIES 1 DEBENTURES
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Toronto, Ontario – August 23, 2023 – Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU) (the “Company”)
announced today that it has declared a special dividend (the “Rights Dividend”) pursuant to which
all common shareholders (the “Shareholders”) of record as of the close of business on September 1,
2023 (the “Record Date”) will be entitled to receive, by way of a dividend-in-kind, one right of the
Company (each, a “Right”) for each common share of the Company (the “Common Shares”) held.
This dividend has been designated as an eligible dividend for purposes of the Income Tax Act
(Canada) and any similar provincial and territorial legislation.
The Company also announced that it hasfiled a final short form prospectus (the “Final Prospectus”)
in relation to its previously announced rights offering (the “Rights Offering”) pursuant to which the
Company will issue the Rights in satisfaction of the Rights Dividend that will entitle the
Shareholders to purchase up to C$700 million aggregate principal amount of unsecured subordinated
floating rate debentures, Series 1 of the Company (the “Series 1 Debentures”).
The Series 1 Debentures will be issued as an additional tranche of, and will form a single series with,
the outstanding C$282.2 million aggregate principal amount of unsecured subordinated floating rate
debentures, Series 1 of the Company. There is no minimum principal amount of Debentures that
must be issuable upon the exercise of Rights.
The net proceeds of the Rights Offering are expected to be used by the Company to pay down
indebtedness under its existing credit facility (the “Credit Facility”), with any remaining proceeds
to be used for future acquisitions.
The Rights will be issued in satisfaction of the Rights Dividend in the amount of one Right per
Common Share. For every 3.03 Rights held, the holder of such Rights will be entitled to subscribe
for C$100 principal amount of Series 1 Debentures. The Rights and the Series 1 Debentures will be
qualified for distribution in each province and territory of Canada by way of the Final Prospectus
and the Debentures have been registered in the United States on Form F-7 under the United States
Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
The Series 1 Debentures are expected to be issued on October 6, 2023 (the “Issue Date”) and will
have the same terms and conditions as the currently outstanding unsecured subordinated floating rate
debentures, Series 1 of the Company.
The Series 1 Debentures have a maturity date of March 31, 2040 (the “Maturity Date”). The Series
1 Debentures will be issuable only in denominations of C$100 and integral multiples thereof and,
from and including the Issue Date to but excluding March 31, 2024, will bear interest at a rate of
13.3% per annum (the “Current Rate”). From and including March 31, 2024 to but excluding the
Maturity Date, the interest rate applicable to the Series 1 Debentures will be reset on an annual basis
on March 31 of each year, at a rate equal to the annual average percentage change in the All-items
Consumer Price Index during the 12 month period ending on December 31 in the prior year (which
amount may be positive or negative) plus 6.5% (the “Floating Interest Rate”). Notwithstanding the
foregoing, the interest rate applicable to the Series 1 Debentures will not be less than 0%. Interest, if
any, will be payable quarterly in arrears in equal instalments on March 31, June 30, September 30
and December 31 in each year. The Current Rate will only apply to the Series 1 Debentures in
respect of the interest payments up to and including March 31, 2024. Effective March 31, 2024, the
interest rate payable on the Series 1 Debentures will be based on the applicable Floating Interest
All payments in respect of the Series 1 Debentures will be subordinated in right of payment to the
prior payment in full of all senior indebtedness of the Company, which includes the Credit Facility.
The Rights will be exercisable until 4:30 p.m. (Toronto time) (the “Expiry Time”) on September 29,
2023 (the “Expiry Date”) at a price of C$133 per C$100 principal amount of Series 1 Debentures
purchased, plus accrued interest in the amount of C$0.217 per C$100 principal amount of Series 1
Debentures purchased on account of interest accrued on the Series 1 Debentures from, and including,
September 30, 2023 to, but excluding the Issue Date. Rights not fully exercised prior to the Expiry
Time on the Expiry Date will be void and of no further value.
The Rights will be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) under the symbol “CSU.RT”
and will be posted for trading on the TSX until 12:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on the Expiry Date, at
which time they will be halted from trading. The TSX has approved the listing of the Rights and the
Series 1 Debentures, subject to the Company fulfilling all of the requirements of the TSX.
A copy of the Final Prospectus and, in the case of eligible Shareholders, statements issued under the
Computershare Direct Registration System, accompanied by rights subscription forms representing
the Rights to which they are entitled, will be mailed to registered Shareholders following the Record
Date. Registered Shareholders wishing to exercise their Rights must forward the completed rights
subscription forms along with the applicable subscription proceeds to Computershare Trust
Company of Canada by no later than the Expiry Time. Shareholders who hold their Common Shares
through an intermediary will receive materials and instructions from their intermediary.
Further details regarding the Rights Offering and the Series 1 Debentures can be found in the Final
Prospectus which has been filed on SEDAR+ at www.sedarplus.ca and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov,
and is available on the Company’s website at https://www.csisoftware.com/category/stat-filings.
Alternatively, copies of the Final Prospectus may be obtained by contacting Jamal Baksh at 20
Adelaide Street East, Suite 1200, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2T6 or by calling 416-861-9677. This press
release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities of the
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performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results,
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guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of
whether or not such results will be achieved. A number of factors could cause actual results to vary
significantly from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements.
About Constellation Software Inc.
The Common Shares are listed on the TSX under the symbol “CSU”. The currently outstanding
unsecured subordinated floating rate debentures, Series 1 of the Company are listed on the TSX
under the symbol “CSU.DB”. The Company acquires, manages and builds vertical market software
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