October 16, 2017HAMILTON, Bermuda, Oct. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (Teekay LNG or the Partnership) (NYSE:TGP) announced today that it has priced its public offering of 6,000,000 8.5% Series B Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units (Series B Preferred Units), representing limited partner interests, at $25.00 per unit. Distributions will be payable on the Series B Preferred Units (i) from and including the original issue date to, but excluding October 15, 2027 at a fixed rate equal to 8.5% per annum of the stated liquidation preference of $25.00 per unit and (ii) from and including October 15, 2027, at a floating rate equal to three-month LIBOR plus a spread of 624.1 basis points. The offering is expected to close on October 23, 2017. Teekay LNG has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 900,000 Series B Preferred Units. The Partnership expects to use the net proceeds from the public offering for general partnership purposes, which may include funding installment payments on newbuilding deliveries and debt repayments.
Teekay LNG is one of the world’s largest independent owners and operators of LNG carriers, providing LNG, LPG and crude oil marine transportation services primarily under long-term, fixed-rate charter contracts through its interests in 50 LNG carriers (including 17 newbuildings), 30 LPG/Multigas carriers (including three newbuildings) and five conventional tankers. The Partnership’s interests in these vessels range from 20 to 100 percent. Teekay LNG is a publicly-traded master limited partnership (MLP) formed by Teekay Corporation as part of its strategy to expand its operations in the LNG and LPG shipping sectors.
Teekay LNG intends to apply to have the Series B Preferred Units listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
The joint book-running managers for this offering are Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and UBS Securities LLC. The co-managers for this offering are ABN AMRO Securities (USA) LLC, Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Danske Markets Inc., and ING Financial Markets LLC.
When available, copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus related to this offering may be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, Attn: Prospectus Department, telephone (866) 718-1649; or UBS Securities LLC, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, Attn: Prospectus Department, telephone (888) 827-7275.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The Series B Preferred Units are being offered and sold pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form F-3, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on October 16, 2017.
The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the outcome to be materially different. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those discussed in Teekay LNG’s public filings with the SEC. Teekay LNG undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward looking statements, unless required to do so under the securities laws.For Investor Relations enquiries contact: Ryan Hamilton Tel: +1 (604) 609-6442 Website: www.teekay.com