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CWB announces closing of preferred share offering

EDMONTON, Alberta – Canadian Western Bank (“CWB”) (TSX: CWB) today announced that it has closed its domestic public offering of non-cumulative 5-year rate reset First Preferred Shares Series 9 (Non-Viability Contingent Capital (NVCC)) (the “Series 9 Preferred Shares”). CWB issued 5,000,000 Series 9 Preferred Shares at a price of $25 per share to raise gross proceeds of $125 million. The offering was underwritten on a bought deal basis by a syndicate led by National Bank Financial Inc. and BMO Capital Markets. Net proceeds from the offering will be added to CWB’s general funds and utilized for general banking purposes. 

The Series 9 Preferred Shares will commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today under the ticker symbol CWB.PR.D. The Series 9 Preferred Shares were issued under a prospectus supplement dated January 22, 2019 to CWB’s short form base shelf prospectus dated January 4, 2019.

The Series 9 Preferred Shares have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under any state securities laws, and may not be offered, sold, directly or indirectly, or delivered within the United States of America and its territories and possessions or to, or for the account or benefit of, United States persons except in certain transactions exempt from the registration requirements of such Act and applicable state securities laws. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the United States.

For Further Information Contact:

Chris Williams
AVP, Investor Relations
CWB Financial Group
Phone: 780-508-8229
Email: [email protected]