VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/13 -- Alberta Star Development Corp. (TSX VENTURE: ASX)(OTCBB: ASXSF)(FRANKFURT: QLD) (the "Company"), announces that shareholders at its Annual and Special General Meeting held today (the "Meeting") voted overwhelmingly in favour of its previously announced special cash distribution by way of a reduction of stated capital of the Company in the amount of $0.08 per common share (the "Special Distribution"). The Company has determined that the Special Distribution will be paid on July 8, 2013, to holders of record of common shares on June 26, 2013; the common shares will trade ex-distribution on June 24, 2013. For more information regarding the Special Distribution, including a summary of certain Canadian federal income tax considerations for shareholders, reference should be made to the management information circular (the "Circular") prepared in respect of the Meeting available at www.sedar.com.
The shareholders also re-elected Stuart Rogers, Robert Hall, Tom Ogryzlo and Guido Cloetens as directors of the Company and elected two new directors, Martin Burian and Erwin Holsters.
Martin Burian, CA, CBV, has eighteen years of investment banking experience and was most recently Managing Director, Investment Banking at Haywood Securities Inc. from 2010 until May 2013, prior to which he served as President of Bolder Investment Partners from 2009 until its merger with Haywood Securities in 2010.
A resident of Brussels, Belgium, Erwin Holsters has been a Senior Private Banker at ABN Amro Private Bank since 2010, prior to which he was a Client Relationship Manager at Robeco/Kaupthing Bank from 2007 to 2009.
Other matters approved at the Meeting included:
-- the Company's previously announced advance notice policy;-- the Company's incentive stock option plan;-- a change of the Company's name; and-- the appointment of James Stafford, Chartered Accountants as auditor of the Company.
Further information regarding all of these matters is available in the Circular at www.sedar.com.
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements - This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the Special Distribution. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from results contemplated by the forward-looking statements. When relying on forward-looking statements to make decisions, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward looking statements, oral or written, made by itself or on its behalf, except as required by applicable law.
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Alberta Star Development Corp.
Chief Executive Officer
Alberta Star Development Corp.
Corporate Development, Director