CI Financial Corp. completes debenture offering


TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - CI Financial Corp. ("CI") announced today that it has successfully completed its previously announced offering of debentures with an aggregate principal amount of $250 million. The debentures bear interest at a rate per annum of 3.904% and will mature on September 27, 2027.

The debentures have been provided a rating of A- by Standard & Poor's and A (low) by DBRS.

The debentures were issued under a prospectus supplement dated September 21, 2017 to CI's short form base shelf prospectus dated December 21, 2015. Details of the offering are set out in the prospectus supplement, which is available on SEDAR at The debentures were offered through a syndicate of dealers led by CIBC Capital Markets.

The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX) is an independent, Canadian-owned wealth management company with approximately $160.7 billion in fee-earning assets as of August 31, 2017. CI's primary operating businesses are CI Investments Inc., one of Canada's largest investment managers, advisory businesses Assante Wealth Management and Stonegate Private Counsel, Grant Samuel Funds Management of Australia, and First Asset Investment Management, a leader in providing actively managed exchange-traded funds to the Canadian marketplace. Further information is available at

SOURCE CI Financial Corp.