Sagen MI Canada Inc. Announces Consideration of Hybrid Note Offering

TORONTO, March 15, 2021 /CNW/ - Sagen MI Canada Inc. (TSX: MIC) (the "Company") announced today that it is considering an offering of hybrid notes under its base shelf prospectus.

If a successful offering is completed, the Company intends to use the net proceeds of the hybrid note offering to strengthen the Company's capital base, for distributions to shareholders (subject to the completion of the previously announced plan of arrangement pursuant to which Brookfield Business Partners L.P., together with certain of its affiliates and institutional partners ("Brookfield"), will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of the Company not already owned by Brookfield), and/or for general corporate purposes. The Company will provide further information as events warrant.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy securities in any jurisdiction. The securities considered to be offered have not been approved or disapproved by any regulatory authority nor has any such authority passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of a prospectus supplement regarding the securities. The securities will not be registered in the United States under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United States or to U.S. Persons absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirement of such Act.

About Sagen MI Canada Inc.

Sagen MI Canada Inc. (TSX: MIC), operating through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance Company Canada (doing business as SagenTM), is the largest private sector residential mortgage insurer in Canada. The Company provides mortgage default insurance to Canadian residential mortgage lenders, making homeownership more accessible to first-time homebuyers. The Company differentiates itself through customer service excellence, innovative processing technology, and a robust risk management framework. For more than two decades, the Company has supported the housing market by providing thought leadership and a focus on the safety and soundness of the mortgage finance system. As at December 31, 2020, the Company had $7.5 billion total assets and $3.9 billion shareholders' equity. Find out more at www.sagen.ca.

Caution regarding forward-looking information and statements

Certain statements made in this news release contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements"). When used in this news release, the words "may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "seek", "propose", "estimate", "expect", and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Specific forward-looking statements in this document include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the consideration of an offering of hybrid notes and the intended use of proceeds from any successful offering of hybrid notes, and other statements contained in this release that are not historical facts.

Since forward-looking statements relate to future events and conditions, by their very nature they require making assumptions and involve inherent risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions that although it is believed that the assumptions are reasonable in the circumstances, these risks and uncertainties give rise to the possibility that actual results may differ materially from the expectations set out in the forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws.

For further information:
Investors - Aaron Williams, 905-287-5504 aaron.williams@sagen.ca;
Media - Susan Carter, 905-287-5520 susan.carter@sagen.ca

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Sagen is a trademark owned by Sagen MI Canada Inc.

SOURCE Sagen MI Canada Inc.

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