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Preferred Share Description
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.PR.E)
5.50% Non-cumulative, Redeemable, Rate Reset, NVCC* preferred share, Series 34
Prospectus - December 9, 2015
DBRS Credit Rating: April 26, 2019 - DBRS confirmed the ratings of the Bank of Nova Scotia and its related entities, including Scotiabank’s Long-Term Issuer Rating of AA and Short-Term Issuer Rating of R-1 (high). The trend on all ratings is Stable. Scotiabank’s Long-Term Issuer Rating is composed of an Intrinsic Assessment (IA) of AA (low) and a Support Assessment (SA) of SA2, reflecting the expectation of timely, systemic support from the Government of Canada (rated AAA with a Stable trend by DBRS). The SA2 designation results in a one-notch lift to the Long-Term Issuer Rating. Under the new Canadian Bank Recapitalization Regime, DBRS expects to eventually remove the uplift from systemic support once the Bank has issued a sufficient level of bail-inable senior debt, which would thereby provide an adequate buffer for non-bail-inable obligations and would then be expected to offset the removal of systemic support.
Important Note: NVCC preferred shares have a lower credit rating than other BNS preferred share issues. DBRS assigned the NVCC Preferred Shares Series 34 a rating equal to the Bank’s intrinsic assessment less four rating notches because the Series 34 has only an Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)-compliant non-viable contingent capital (NVCC) trigger, which is consistent with the OSFI requirements for NVCC instruments, and no additional triggers.
*NVCC is short for Non-Viability Contingent Capital and it refers to the issuer's ability to convert the preferred shares into common shares if a "Trigger Event" occurs. See "Convertible by Company" section below for the definition of a trigger event.
- DBRS Rating
- Pfd-2 Stable Trend
- DBRS Rating Date
- Shares Issued
- Issued Date
- Shares O/S
- O/S Date
- $1.375 per share per year
- Dividend Dates
- On the last day of January, April, July and October
- Dividend Details
- Initially the dividend is set at a fixed annual rate of 5.50% until April 26, 2021. The dividend rate will be reset on April 26, 2021 and on April 26th every five years thereafter. The dividend rate will be set at an annual rate equal to the Government of Canada Yield (GCAN5YR) plus 4.51%.
- The shares will not be redeemable by the company prior to April 26, 2021. Redeemable at the company's option on April 26, 2021 and on April 26 every five years thereafter, at $25.00 per share plus all declared and unpaid dividends.
- Holders of the Series 34 rate reset preferred shares have the right to convert their shares into an equal number of series 35 Floating-Rate preferred shares on April 26, 2021 and on April 26th every five years thereafter. The series 35 Floating-Rate preferred shares will calculate and pay dividends quarterly and the dividend rate will equal the Government of Canada 3-month T-Bill Rate plus 4.51%. On April 26, 2026 and on April 26th every five years thereafter holders of the Series 35 have the right to convert their shares into an equal number of series 34 rate reset preferred shares.
- Lead Underwriter(s)
- Scotia Capital, TD Securities and CIBC World Markets
- Transfer Agent
- Computershare Trust Company of Canada
- Computershare Trust Company of Canada
- Dividend Reinvestment Plan
- Holders may elect to receive their dividends in common shares of the Bank in lieu of cash dividends, in accordance with the Bank's Shareholder Dividend and Share Purchase Plan. Visit Dividend and Share Purchase Plan at http://scotiabank.com/ca/en/0,,3101,00.html
- Convertible by Company
- Upon the occurrence of a "Trigger Event", each outstanding Preferred Share Series 34 and, if issued, each outstanding Preferred Share Series 35 will automatically and immediately be converted, without the consent of the holders thereof, into that number of fully-paid common shares of the Bank determined by dividing $25.00 plus any declared but unpaid dividends in respect of such Preferred Shares Series 34 or Preferred Shares Series 35 by the Conversion Price. The “Trigger Event” has the meaning as set out in the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada, Guideline for Capital Adequacy Requirements, Chapter 2 - Definition of Capital, effective January 1, 2013, as such term may be amended or superseded by OSFI from time to time.
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