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Press release from CNW Group


Thursday, April 21, 2011

HOME CAPITAL GROUP INC. ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF UP TO C$150 MILLION PUBLIC OFFERING OF DEBENTURES14:52 EDT Thursday, April 21, 2011/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ - Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX: HCG) ("Home Capital") announced today that it intends to offer up to C$150 million of debentures due 2016 (the "Debentures") in Canada pursuant to a preliminary prospectus supplement to its base shelf prospectus dated April 14, 2011.The Debentures will be offered on an agency basis by a syndicate of agents led by Scotia Capital Inc. and including BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Desjardins Securities Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and Cormark Securities Inc.The Debentures will have a semi-annual cash interest coupon to be determined at pricing. Home Capital will be able to, at its option, redeem the Debentures, in whole at any time or in part from time to time, on not less than 30 nor more than 60 days' notice at a redemption price to be determined at the time of pricing. The offering of Debentures is expected to close, subject to market conditions and satisfaction of closing requirements, on or about May 2, 2011.Home Capital intends to use $100 million of the net proceeds to provide additional capital to Home Trust Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Home Capital, to meet regulatory requirements for its further growth. The balance of the net proceeds will be used for Home Capital's general corporate purposes, including possibly as additional capital for Home Trust.The base shelf prospectus and preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the Debentures have been filed with certain provincial securities regulatory authorities in Canada.A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the short form base shelf prospectus may be obtained from Scotia Capital Inc. at 40 King Street West, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 1H1 (416-933-1795 telephone).This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the Debentures in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction.* * * * * * *Caution Regarding Forward-looking StatementsThis news release contains certain forward-looking statements as defined under applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as "will," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "plan," "may," and "could" or other similar expressions. By their very nature, these statements require us to make assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, general and specific, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are made in connection with business objectives and targets, Company strategies, operations, anticipated financial results and the outlook for the Company, its industry, and the Canadian economy. These statements regarding expected future performance are "financial outlooks" within the meaning of National Instrument 51-102. Please see the risk factors, which are set forth in detail on pages 37 through 48 in the Company's 2010 Annual Report, as well as its other publicly filed information, which may be located at, for the material factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from these statements. These risk factors are material risk factors a reader should consider, and include credit risk, liquidity and funding risk, structural interest rate risk, operational risk, investment portfolio risk, strategic business risk, reputational risk, and regulatory and legal risk along with additional risk factors that may affect future results. Forward-looking statements are in the Report to the Shareholders and the Outlook Sections in this Annual Report. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, global capital market activity, changes in government monetary and economic policies, changes in interest rates, inflation levels and general economic conditions, legislative and regulatory developments, competition and technological change. The preceding list is not exhaustive of possible factors. These and other factors should be considered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, whether written or verbal, that may be made from time to time by it or on its behalf, except as required by securities laws.For further information: Gerald M. Soloway, CEO, or Martin Reid, President 416-360-4663