CU Inc. Announces Conversion Results for its Series 4 Preferred Shares


CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2016) - CU Inc. (TSX:CIU.PR.C)

CU Inc. announced today that after having taken into account all election notices following the May 17, 2016 conversion deadline for the Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares Series 4 ("Series 4 Preferred Shares") tendered for conversion into Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares Series 5 ("Series 5 Preferred Shares"), the holders of Series 4 Preferred Shares are not entitled to convert their Series 4 Preferred Shares into Series 5 Preferred Shares. There were approximately 204,540 Series 4 Preferred Shares tendered for conversion, which is less than the one million shares required to give effect to conversions into Series 5 Preferred Shares.

The Series 4 Preferred Shares will continue to pay on a quarterly basis, for the five-year period beginning on June 1, 2016, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of CU Inc., a fixed dividend based on an annual dividend rate of 2.24%.

For more information on the terms of, and risks associated with an investment in, the Series 4 Preferred Shares, please see CU Inc.'s short form prospectus dated November 24, 2010, which can be found under CU Inc.'s profile on SEDAR at

CU Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO Company. CU Inc. is an Alberta-based corporation with more than 4,300 employees and assets of approximately $15 billion; comprised of rate regulated utility operations in pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution. More information about CU Inc. can be found on the Canadian Utilities Limited website at

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