LEAWOOD, Kan. – Dec. 17, 2009 – Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. (NYSE: TYG) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to issue private placement senior notes totaling $59,975,000. The Series F Notes totaling $29,975,000 are due December 2012 and bear a fixed interest rate of 4.50 percent. The Series G Notes totaling $30,000,000 are due December 2016 and bear a fixed interest rate of 5.85 percent. The company expects to complete the issuance of these notes on Dec. 21, 2009.
The company intends to use the proceeds to redeem its $60,000,000 Series A Auction Rate Senior Notes on Dec. 21, 2009. The Series A Auction Rate Senior Notes currently bear a fixed interest rate of 6.75 percent.
"We are pleased to announce this financing which upon completion fulfills our previously stated plan to redeem all auction rate securities when the capital markets provided a suitable leverage alternative benefitting all TYG stockholders," said Terry Matlack, Chief Financial Officer for Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. "TYG now has a solid capital structure with short term, mid term and longer term maturities."
About Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp.
Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. owns a portfolio of master limited partnership investments in the energy infrastructure sector. Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp.'s goal is to provide its stockholders a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions.
About Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC
Tortoise is an investment manager specializing in listed energy infrastructure, such as pipeline and power companies. As of Oct. 31, 2009, Tortoise had approximately $2.5 billion of assets under management in five NYSE-listed investment companies and private accounts. For more information, visit our Web site at www.tortoiseadvisors.com.
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