NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC (“AllianzGI U.S.”), the investment manager of AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund (NYSE: NCV) and AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II (NYSE: NCZ) (each, a “Fund” and, together, the “Funds”), announced the extension of each Fund’s voluntary tender offer for its outstanding auction rate preferred shares (“ARPS”) (each, a “Tender Offer” and, together, the “Tender Offers”). Each Tender Offer was originally scheduled to expire at 5:00 pm New York City time on July 27, 2018. Each Tender Offer is now scheduled to expire on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 5:00 pm New York City time, unless subject to further extension.
As previously announced in a press release issued on June 27, 2018, the Funds conducted Tender Offers for up to 100% of each Fund’s outstanding ARPS, at a price equal to 94% of the ARPS’ per share liquidation preference of $25,000 per share (or $23,500 per share), plus any unpaid dividends accrued through the expiration date of each Tender Offer. The Tender Offers commenced on June 28, 2018.
As of the close of business on July 26, 2018, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (“AST”), the depositary for the Tender Offers, has advised that the ARPS tendered were as follows:
|Fund Name||Ticker Symbol||Preferred Shares||# of ARPS Tendered|
|AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund||NCV||ARPS||4,584|
|AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II||NCZ||ARPS||3,760|
These figures do not include shares tendered through notice of guaranteed delivery. The Funds are expected to announce the final results of the Tender Offers on or about August 1, 2018. The payment of the Tender Offer proceeds will be made as soon as practicable following expiration.
The Funds are negotiating alternative financing to fund the purchase of tendered shares and replace the leverage associated with the ARPS that are tendered.
This announcement is not a recommendation, an offer to purchase, or a solicitation of an offer to sell the ARPS of the Funds. The Funds have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a tender offer statement on Schedule TO and related exhibits, including an offer to purchase, a related letter of transmittal and other related documents (the “Tender Offer Documents”). The Tender Offer Documents contain additional details about the Tender Offers. ARPS holders should read the offers to purchase and tender offer statements on Schedule TO, together with the related exhibits, as they contain important information about the Tender Offers. The Tender Offer Documents were mailed or distributed electronically to ARPS holders on July 3, 2018. These and other filed documents are available to ARPS holders free of charge on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov and the Funds’ website at https://us.allianzgi.com/closedendfunds
AST’s affiliate, AST Funds Solutions, LLC, serves as information agent with respect to the Tender Offers. ARPS holders may obtain further information regarding the Tender Offers from the information agent by calling (877) 361-7967.
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Data as of March 31, 2018 (*as of December 31, 2017).
AllianzGI U.S., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Allianz Asset Management of America L.P., serves as the Funds’ investment manager and is a member of Munich-based Allianz Group.
Each Fund’s daily New York Stock Exchange closing market price for its common shares, net asset value per common share, as well as other information, including portfolio statistics and performance are available at https://us.allianzgi.com/closedendfunds or by calling the Funds’ shareholder servicing agent at (800) 254-5197.
Statements made in this release that look forward in time involve risks and uncertainties and are forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the adverse effect from a decline in the securities markets or a decline in a Fund’s performance, a general downturn in the economy, competition from other companies, changes in government policy or regulation, inability to attract or retain key employees, inability to implement its operating strategy and/or acquisition strategy, and unforeseen costs and effects related to legal proceedings or investigations of governmental and self-regulatory organizations.
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