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Equitable Group Announces Conversion Results for Series 3 Preferred Shares

SEP. 16, 2019

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Equitable Group Inc. (TSX: EQB and EQB.PR.C) ("Equitable" or the "Company") announced today that none of its outstanding 3,000,000 Non-cumulative Redeemable 5-Year Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series 3 (the "Series 3 Preferred Shares") will be converted on September 30, 2019 into Non-cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares, Series 4 ("Series 4 Preferred Shares").

After taking into account all election notices received from holders of its outstanding Series 3 Preferred Shares by the September 13, 2019 deadline for conversion into Series 4 Preferred Shares, less than the minimum 800,000 shares required to give effect to the conversions, as per the terms of the Series 3 Preferred Shares described in the prospectus supplement dated July 25, 2014, were tendered for conversion.  As a result, no Series 4 Preferred Shares will be issued on September 30, 2019 and holders of Series 3 Preferred Shares will retain their shares.

As previously announced on September 3, 2019, the dividend rate for the Series 3 Preferred Shares for the five-year period from and including September 30, 2019 to but excluding September 30, 2024 will be 5.969% per annum, or $0.373063 per share per quarter.

ABOUT EQUITABLE GROUP INC.

Equitable Group Inc. is a growing Canadian financial services business that operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Equitable Bank.  Equitable Bank, Canada's Challenger BankTM, is the country's ninth largest independent Schedule I bank and offers a diverse suite of residential lending, commercial lending and savings solutions to Canadians.  Through its proven branchless approach and customer service focus, Equitable Bank has grown to approximately $31 billion of Assets Under Management.  EQ Bank, the digital banking arm of Equitable Bank, provides state-of-the-art digital banking services to over 85,000 Canadians and has an award winning Mobile App. The EQ Bank Savings Plus Account reimagines banking for Canadians by offering the functionality of a chequing account to perform daily banking with ease, as well as a great everyday interest rate – currently 2.30% – to help transactional balances grow into bigger savings.  From unlimited Interac® e-Transfers and bill payments to payroll deposits and no monthly fees, everyday banking is now a richer prospect for Canadians.  Equitable Bank employs over 800 dedicated professionals across the country and is a 2019 recipient of Canada's Best Employer Platinum Award, the highest bestowed by AON Hewitt.  For more information about Equitable Bank and its products, please visit equitablebank.ca.

SOURCE Equitable Group Inc.