Nuveen California AMT-Free Quality Municipal Income Fund Completes Preferred Share Issuance

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Nuveen California AMT-Free Quality Municipal Income Fund (NYSE: NKX) has successfully completed a $140.4 million offering of MuniFund Preferred Shares (MFP), Series A (MFP shares) to “qualified institutional buyers” as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933. The Fund will use the net proceeds from the sale of the MFP shares, along with cash already held by the Fund, to redeem all of its outstanding Institutional MuniFund Term Preferred (iMTP) Shares and Series 5 Variable Rate Demand Preferred Shares (VRDP Series 5) Shares.

The MFP shares were issued with terms establishing an initial Variable Rate Remarketed Mode and a term redemption date of October 1, 2047. During the Variable Rate Remarketed Mode, the dividend rate will be set daily by the remarketing agent, and the MFP shares may be tendered for remarketing by the remarketing agent. The MFP shares are preferred securities of the fund and are senior, with priority in all respects, to the fund's common shares in liquidation and as to payments of dividends.

No MFP shares have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act) or any state securities laws. Unless so registered, no MFP shares may be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities.

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Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Nuveen has $948 billion in assets under management as of 9/30/17 and operations in 16 countries. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information, please visit www.nuveen.com.

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Certain statements made or referenced in this release may be forward-looking statements. Actual future results or occurrences may differ significantly from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. These include, but are not limited to:

  • market developments, including the successful sale of new preferred securities by the fund identified in this press release;
  • legal and regulatory developments; and
  • other additional risks and uncertainties.

Nuveen and the closed-end funds managed by Nuveen and its affiliates undertake no responsibility to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.


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Kristyna Munoz

Source: Nuveen