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Énergir announces closing of a private placement of $125 million series T first mortgage bonds

October 6, 2016 - Financial releases

Montreal, October 6, 2016 – Gaz Métro Inc. (“GMi”) announced today that it has completed a private placement of $125 million of Series T First Mortgage Bonds (the “Series T Bonds”). The Series T Bonds are secured by a guarantee as to payment of principal and interest by Gaz Métro Limited Partnership (“Gaz Métro”), together with collateral security backed by the assets of GMi and Gaz Métro. The Series T Bonds, bearing interest at the rate of 3.28% per annum, will mature on October 9, 2046. The Series T Bonds have been assigned a rating of A+ by Standard & Poor's and a rating of A by DBRS Limited.

GMi will lend the proceeds from the private placement to Gaz Métro on substantially similar terms as to interest rate and maturity. Gaz Métro will use the proceeds to repay existing debt and for general corporate purposes. The Series T Bonds were offered on an agency basis through a syndicate of dealers led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and TD Securities Inc. as joint bookrunners and co-lead private placement agents, together with Desjardins Securities Inc., National Bank Financial Inc. , CIBC World Markets Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. and Casgrain & Company Limited, as agents.

The Series T Bonds have not been and will not be qualified for distribution to the public under applicable Canadian securities laws and, accordingly, any offer or sale of the Series T Bonds in Canada is being made on a basis which is exempt from the prospectus and dealer registration requirements of such securities laws. The Series T Bonds have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “US Securities Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United States of America or its territories or possessions or to US persons except in compliance with the registration requirements of the US Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption therefrom.

GMi also announced today that it has updated the risk factors related to GMi and to Gaz Métro. The revised risk factors have been filed with the securities regulatory authorities in the provinces and territories of Canada and are available online at

Overview of Gaz Métro and GMi
GMi mainly holds an economic interest of approximately 71% in Gaz Métro, for which it acts as the General Partner and a financing vehicle.

With more than $7 billion in assets, Gaz Métro is a leading energy provider. It is the largest natural gas distribution company in Quebec, where its network of over 10,000 km of underground pipelines serves 300 municipalities and more than 200,000 customers. Gaz Métro is also present in Vermont, producing electricity and distributing electricity and natural gas to meet the needs of more than 310,000 customers. Gaz Métro is actively involved in the development and operation of innovative, promising energy projects, including natural gas as fuel, liquefied natural gas as a replacement for higher emission-producing energies, the production of wind power, and the development of biomethane. Gaz Métro is a major energy sector player that takes the lead in responding to the needs of its customers, regions and municipalities,


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