Also provides additional details of Series 8 and 9 class A preference shares in regards to the Arrangement
BROOKFIELD, NEWS, Dec. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM, TSX: BAM.A) (“Brookfield”) and Brookfield Asset Management Ltd. (the “Manager”) today jointly announced the expected 2023 dividends for the Corporation (defined below) and the Manager.
As previously announced, the transaction for the public listing and distribution of a 25% interest in Brookfield’s asset management business, through the Manager, by way of a plan of arrangement (“Arrangement”) is expected to be effective at the close of business on December 9, 2022. On the Arrangement becoming effective, Brookfield Asset Management Inc. will be renamed Brookfield Corporation (the "Corporation”).
Beginning in the first quarter of 2023:
the Corporation is expected to pay a quarterly dividend of $0.07 per Corporation class A limited voting share (representing $0.28 per annum) and;
the Manager is expected to pay a quarterly dividend of $0.32 per Manager class A limited voting share.
Combined, and assuming Corporation shareholders retain their Manager shares received in the Arrangement, the Corporation’s quarterly dividend of $0.07 per share and the Manager’s quarterly dividend of $0.32 per share (equivalent to $0.08 per share held today, adjusted for the shares being distributed to the public), would equate to $0.15 per current Class A share; representing a 7% increase.
Brookfield shareholders of record at November 30, 2022 will receive the previously declared fourth quarter 2022 dividend of $0.14 on December 30, 2022.
Additional Details for Series 8 and 9 Class A Preference Shares in Regards to the Arrangement
Brookfield also announced that holders of the Corporation’s Series 8 class A preference shares will receive 0.1030 of a Manager class A limited voting share and a new Series 51 Corporation class A preference share for every Series 8 preference share held. Holders of the Corporation’s Series 9 class A preference shares will receive 0.1010 of a Manager class A limited voting share and a new Series 52 Corporation class A preference share for every Series 9 preference share held. The redemption price of the new preference shares, as adjusted to reflect the receipt of the Manager class A limited voting shares, will be of C$22.44 per Series 51 share (received by holders of Series 8 shares) and C$22.00 per Series 52 share (received by holders of Series 9 shares).
Brookfield (NYSE: BAM, TSX: BAM.A) is a leading global alternative asset manager with over $750 billion of assets under management across real estate, infrastructure, renewable power and transition, private equity and credit. Brookfield owns and operates long-life assets and businesses, many of which form the backbone of the global economy. Utilizing its global reach, access to large-scale capital and operational expertise, Brookfield offers a range of alternative investment products to investors around the world —including public and private pension plans, endowments and foundations, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, insurance companies and private wealth investors.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Brookfield’s and the Manager’s beliefs on the timing and manner of completion of the Arrangement and statements which reflect management’s expectations regarding the operations, business, financial condition, expected financial results, performance, prospects, opportunities, priorities, targets, goals, ongoing objectives, strategies and outlook of the Corporation and the Manager including management’s expectations regarding future dividends payable by of each of the Corporation and the Manager following completion of the Arrangement . Factors that could cause actual results, performance, achievements or events to differ from current expectations include, among others, risks and uncertainties related to: obtaining approvals, waivers, or satisfying other requirements, necessary or desirable to permit or facilitate completion of the Arrangement; future factors that may arise making it inadvisable to proceed with, or advisable to delay, all or part of the Arrangement; the potential for significant tax liability for a violation of the tax-deferred spinoff rules and the expected benefits of the Arrangement.
Other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) investment returns that are lower than target; (ii) the impact or unanticipated impact of general economic, political and market factors in the countries in which Brookfield and the Manager do business including as a result of COVID-19 and the related global economic disruptions; (iii) the behavior of financial markets, including fluctuations in interest and foreign exchange rates; (iv) global equity and capital markets and the availability of equity and debt financing and refinancing within these markets; (v) strategic actions including dispositions; the ability to complete and effectively integrate acquisitions into existing operations and the ability to attain expected benefits; (vi) changes in accounting policies and methods used to report financial condition (including uncertainties associated with critical accounting assumptions and estimates); (vii) the ability to appropriately manage human capital; (viii) the effect of applying future accounting changes; (ix) business competition; (x) operational and reputational risks; (xi) technological change; (xii) changes in government regulation and legislation within the countries in which Brookfield and the Manager operate; (xiii) governmental investigations; (xiv) litigation; (xv) changes in tax laws; (xvi) ability to collect amounts owed; (xvii) catastrophic events, such as earthquakes, hurricanes and epidemics/pandemics; (xviii) the possible impact of international conflicts and other developments including terrorist acts and cyberterrorism; (xix) the introduction, withdrawal, success and timing of business initiatives and strategies; (xx) the failure of effective disclosure controls and procedures and internal controls over financial reporting and other risks; (xxi) health, safety and environmental risks; (xxii) the maintenance of adequate insurance coverage; (xxiii) the existence of information barriers between certain businesses within Brookfield and the asset management operations; (xxiv) risks specific to Brookfield’s business segments including Brookfield’s real estate, renewable power and transition, infrastructure, private equity, credit, and residential development activities and Brookfield’s and the Manager’s asset management operations; and (xxv) factors detailed from time to time in documents filed by Brookfield and the Manager with the securities regulators in Canada and the United States. Other factors, risks and uncertainties not presently known to Brookfield and the Manager or that Brookfield and the Manager currently believe are not material could also cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by statements containing forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on statements containing forward-looking information that are included in this press release, which are made as of the date of this press release, and not to use such information for anything other than their intended purpose. Brookfield and the Manager disclaim any obligation or intention to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.