CALGARY, Alberta (August 21, 2017)
-- Cervus Equipment Corp. (“Cervus
”) (TSX: CERV) announces that the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX
") has accepted Cervus’ Notice of Intention to Make a Normal Course Issuer Bid (the "Bid
") to purchase for cancellation, from time to time, as Cervus considers advisable, its issued and outstanding common shares (the "Shares
There were 15,822,396 Shares issued and outstanding as at August 21, 2017. Of this amount, 8,056,590 Shares constitute the “public float”, calculated in accordance with the rules of the TSX. Pursuant to the Bid, Cervus intends to purchase for cancellation up to a maximum of 805,659 Shares, being equal to 10% of Cervus’ “public float” outstanding on August 21, 2017. Pursuant to the rules of the TSX, Cervus may not purchase more than 1,318 Shares in any one day, such amount being equal to 25% of the average daily trading volume of the Shares for the six months ended July 31, 2017. Notwithstanding the foregoing, pursuant to the rules of the TSX, Cervus may make one block purchase per calendar week that exceeds the daily repurchase restriction, subject to the maximum annual aggregate limit. Once the block purchase exception has been relied on, Cervus may not make any further purchases under the Bid for the remainder of that calendar day.
Purchases under the Bid will be made on the open market only through the facilities of the TSX and other Canadian marketplaces. Cervus has appointed Raymond James Ltd. as its broker, who will conduct the Bid on behalf of Cervus. The price that Cervus will pay for any Shares it purchases will be the prevailing market price of the Shares on the TSX at the time of such purchase. The actual number of Shares that may be purchased under the Bid for cancellation and the timing of any such purchases will be determined by Cervus. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in connection with the Bid, Cervus will enter into an automatic purchase plan ("Plan
") with its designated broker to allow for purchases of its Shares throughout the duration of the Bid including during internal blackout periods. Such purchases would be at the discretion of the broker based on parameters established by Cervus prior to the commencement of the Bid. The Plan may be terminated by Cervus or its broker in accordance with its terms, or will terminate on the expiry of the Bid.
The Bid will commence on August 23, 2017 and will terminate on August 22, 2018 or such earlier time as the Bid is completed or terminated at the option of Cervus.
Management of Cervus believes that, from time to time, the market price of the Shares may not fully reflect their underlying value and that at such times the purchase of Shares would be in the best interests of Cervus. At times when the market price does not fully reflect the value of the Shares, such purchases would increase the proportionate interest of, and be advantageous to, all remaining shareholders.
About Cervus Equipment Corporation
Cervus acquires and operates authorized agricultural, transportation, construction and materials handling equipment dealerships. The Company has interests in 64 dealerships in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, employing more than 1,500 people. The primary equipment brands represented by Cervus include John Deere agricultural equipment; Peterbilt transportation equipment; Bobcat, CMI and JCB construction equipment; and Clark, Sellick and Doosan material handling equipment. The common shares of Cervus are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade under the symbol "CERV".
For more information please contact:
Graham Drake – President & CEO
Randy Muth – Chief Financial Officer
The Toronto Stock Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.