Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (“Couche-Tard”), the largest independent convenience store operator in North America, completed a public offering of (i) $300 million principal amount of 2.861 per cent Series 1 senior unsecured notes due November 1, 2017 (the “Series 1 Notes”); (ii) $450 million principal amount of 3.319 per cent Series 2 senior unsecured notes due November 1, 2019 (the “Series 2 Notes”); and (iii) $250 million principal amount of 3.899 per cent Series 3 senior unsecured notes due November 1, 2022 (the “Series 3 Notes”, and with the Series 1 Notes and the Series 2 Notes, collectively, the “Notes”) for total net proceeds of approximately $995.5 million, after deducting the agents' fees and the estimated expenses of the offering.
The Notes were sold through a syndicate of agents composed of National Bank Financial Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., UBS Securities Canada Inc., Desjardins Securities Inc., and Barclays Capital Canada Inc.
The Notes were publicly offered in Canada, under Couche-Tard's short form base shelf prospectus dated October 2, 2012, and a prospectus supplement dated October 25, 2012.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. was represented by Sylvain Aubry, its Senior Director, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary, and a team at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP that consisted of Olivier Désilets, Christine Lenis and Julien Brosseau (capital markets); Sébastien Thériault, Véronique Gaumond-Carignan and Liliana Korosi (financing) and MarieEmmanuelle Vaillancourt (tax).
The agents were represented by Stikeman Elliott LLP, with a team that comprised Warren Katz, Vanessa Coiteux and Élise Sauvé (capital markets); Jean Lamothe and François Gilbert (financing) and Luc Bernier and Philippe Kattan (tax).