CALGARY, July 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Pembina Pipeline Corporation ("Pembina" or the "Company") (TSX: PPL; NYSE: PBA) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a common share cash dividend for July 2015 of $0.1525 per share to be paid, subject to applicable law, on August 15, 2015 to shareholders of record on July 25, 2015.
For shareholders receiving their common share dividends in U.S. funds, the July 2015 cash dividend is expected to be approximately U.S. $0.1198 per share (before deduction of any applicable Canadian withholding tax) based on a currency exchange rate of 0.7856. The actual U.S. dollar dividend will depend on the Canadian/U.S. dollar exchange rate on the payment date and will be subject to applicable withholding taxes.
Pembina's Board of Directors also declared quarterly dividends for the Company's preferred shares, Series 1, 3, 5 and 7, and an initial dividend on the Series 9 Preferred Shares for the period from April 10, 2015 to September 1, 2015. Future dividends on the Series 9 Preferred Shares are expected to be $0.296875 quarterly, or $1.1875 per share on an annualized basis for the initial fixed rate period to but excluding December 1, 2020. All preferred share dividends are payable on September 1, 2015 to shareholders of record on August 1, 2015:
Preferred Shares, Series 1 (PPL.PR.A)
Preferred Shares, Series 3 (PPL.PR.C)
Preferred Shares, Series 5 (PPL.PR.E)
Preferred Shares, Series 7 (PPL.PR.G)
Preferred Shares, Series 9 (PPL.PR.I)
These dividends are designated "eligible dividends" for Canadian income tax purposes. For non-resident shareholders, Pembina's common share dividends should be considered "qualified dividends" and may be subject to Canadian withholding tax.
Confirmation of Record and Payment Date Policy
Pembina pays cash dividends on its common shares in Canadian dollars on a monthly basis to shareholders of record on the 25th calendar day of each month (except for the December record date, which is December 31st), if, as and when determined by the Board of Directors. Should the record date fall on a weekend or a statutory holiday, the effective record date will be the previous business day. The dividend payment date is the 15th of the month following the record date. Should the payment date fall on a weekend or on a holiday the business day prior to the weekend or holiday becomes the payment date. Dividends on the preferred shares are payable on the 1st day of March, June, September and December in each year, to shareholders of record on the first day of the previous month, if, as and when declared by the Board of Directors. Should the record date or payment date fall on a weekend or a statutory holiday, the record date or payment date, as applicable, will be the previous business day.
Second Quarter Conference Call and Webcast
Pembina will release its second quarter 2015 results on Thursday, August 6, 2015 after markets close. A conference call and webcast have been scheduled for Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. MT (10:00 a.m. ET) for interested investors, analysts, brokers and media representatives.
The conference call dial-in numbers for Canada and the U.S. are 647-427-7450 or 888-231-8191. A recording of the conference call will be available for replay until August 14, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To access the replay, please dial either 416-849-0833 or 855-859-2056 and enter the password 45394754.
A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed on Pembina's website at www.pembina.com under Investor Centre, Presentation & Events, or by entering: http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=908220&s=1&k=F8FA38CC83BBCBF2047A6E53490F41EE in your web browser. Shortly after the call, an audio archive will be posted on the website for a minimum of 90 days.
Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a leading transportation and midstream service provider that has been serving North America's energy industry for over 60 years. Pembina owns and operates pipelines that transport various hydrocarbon liquids including conventional and synthetic crude oil, heavy oil and oil sands products, condensate (diluent) and natural gas liquids produced in western Canada and ethane produced in North Dakota. The Company also owns and operates gas gathering and processing facilities and an oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure and logistics business. With facilities strategically located in western Canada and in natural gas liquids markets in eastern Canada and the U.S., Pembina also offers a full spectrum of midstream and marketing services that spans across its operations. Pembina's integrated assets and commercial operations enable it to offer services needed by the energy sector along the hydrocarbon value chain.
Forward-Looking Information and Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking information and statements that are based on Pembina's current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends. In this news release, such forward-looking information and statements can be identified by terminology such as "to be", "expects", and similar expressions.
In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements and information relating to: future dividends which may be declared on Pembina's common shares and preferred shares. These forward-looking statements are being made by Pembina based on certain assumptions that Pembina has made in respect thereof as at the date of this news release, regarding, among other things: oil and gas industry exploration and development activity levels; the success of Pembina's operations and growth projects; prevailing commodity prices, margins, volumes and exchange rates; that Pembina's future results of operations will be consistent with past performance and management expectations in relation thereto; the continued availability of capital at attractive prices to fund future capital requirements relating to existing assets and projects, including but not limited to future capital expenditures relating to expansion, upgrades and maintenance shutdowns; the success of growth projects; future operating costs; that any third party projects relating to Pembina's growth projects will be sanctioned and completed as expected; that any required commercial agreements can be reached; that all required regulatory and environmental approvals can be obtained on the necessary terms in a timely manner; that counterparties to material agreements will continue to perform in a timely manner; that there are no unforeseen events preventing the performance of contracts; and that there are no unforeseen material construction, integrity or other costs related to current growth projects or current operations. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: the regulatory environment and decisions; non-performance of agreements in accordance with their terms; the impact of competitive entities and pricing; reliance on key industry partners, alliances and agreements; the strength and operations of the oil and natural gas production industry and related commodity prices; the continuation or completion of third-party projects; actions by governmental or regulatory authorities including changes in tax laws and treatment, changes in royalty rates or increased environmental regulation; adverse general economic and market conditions in Canada, North America and elsewhere; fluctuations in operating results; construction delays; labour and material shortages; and certain other risks detailed from time to time in Pembina's public disclosure documents including, among other things, those detailed under the heading "Risk Factors" in Pembina's management's discussion and analysis and annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2014, which can be found at www.sedar.com.
Accordingly, readers are cautioned that events or circumstances could cause results to differ materially from those predicted, forecasted or projected. Such forward-looking statements are expressly qualified by the above statements. Pembina does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statements or information contained herein, except as required by applicable laws.
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