DBRS Limited (DBRS Morningstar) assigned a provisional rating of BB with a Stable trend to Gibson Energy Inc.’s (Gibson or the Company; rated BBB (low) with a Stable trend by DBRS Morningstar) $250 million 5.25% Fixed-to-Fixed Rate Subordinated Notes (the Notes) due December 22, 2080.
DBRS Morningstar also assigned an equity weight of 50% to the Notes until December 22, 2040; 25% after December 22, 2040, until December 22, 2045; and on and after December 22, 2045, the Notes will be treated as 100% debt. The equity weight is based on the currently applicable “DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Preferred Share and Hybrid Security Criteria for Corporate Issuers” released on November 2, 2020.
Gibson intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund the previously announced redemption of its outstanding 5.25% convertible unsecured debentures due July 15, 2021, to reduce outstanding indebtedness under its revolving credit facility, and for general corporate purposes.
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