The Rights Plan is designed to ensure, to the extent possible, that all holders of common shares of the Company and the Board have adequate time to consider and evaluate any unsolicited bid for the common shares of the Company, provide the Board with adequate time to identify, solicit, develop and negotiate value-enhancing alternatives, as considered appropriate, to any unsolicited take-over bid and encourage the fair treatment of the Company's shareholders in connection with any unsolicited take-over bid. The Rights Plan has not been adopted in response to any actual or anticipated transaction.
Pursuant to the Rights Plan, one right will be issued in respect of each common share of the Company outstanding as at the close of business on
Under the Rights Plan, a "permitted bid" is a take-over bid that, among other things, is made to all holders of common shares, is open for a minimum of 90 days, is subject to an irrevocable minimum tender condition of at least 50% of the common shares held by independent shareholders and, if the preceding criteria are met, is extended for at least a further 10 days.
Current shareholders of the Company that beneficially own 15% or more of the Company's common shares will not trigger the application of the Rights Plan provided they do not increase their beneficial ownership of common shares, except through one of the exemptions contained in the Rights Plan.
The Rights Plan has a ten year term, provided that it will expire on the six-month anniversary of its adoption if the Rights Plan is not ratified by the Company's shareholders at a meeting to be held within six months of the date of the adoption of the Rights Plan. In the event that the Rights Plan is so ratified, it will continue in effect until the third annual meeting of shareholders thereafter, unless reconfirmed by the Company's shareholders at such meeting.
The Company understands that the
A deferral of acceptance of the Rights Plan by the TSX does not affect the adoption or operation of the Rights Plan, which will remain operative and effective for a minimum of six months from the date of adoption on
This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the Company's ability to respond to a hostile bid, plans to seek shareholder approval, or the effectiveness of the Rights Plan, operations, exploration and development plans, expansion plans, estimates, expectations, forecasts, objectives, predictions and projections of the future. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "projects", "intends", "anticipates", or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "can", "could", "would", "might", or "will" "be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of
There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
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