Galaxy to close Canadian Ordinary Register
PERTH, Australia, Dec. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX:GXY) ("Galaxy" or the "Company"), announces that it has given notice to Computershare Investor Services Inc to close the Company's Canadian Ordinary Share Register ("Canadian Register") held by Computershare Canada. The effective date of the termination and closing of the Canadian Register is 28 February 2014.
As a result, no further share movements can occur between the Canadian and Australian registers after 28 February 2014 and all shares remaining on the Canadian Register will be automatically transferred to the Australian Ordinary Share Register ("Australian Register").
Galaxy's shares do not trade on a Canadian securities exchange, and the shares held on the Canadian Register represent less than 3% of Galaxy's issued capital. As such, the Company has initiated the move to reduce administrative time and cost.
No change will occur to Galaxy's ordinary shares on the ASX, which will continue to be listed and trade as normal. The Branch Register for Exchangeable Shares will continue to be maintained in Canada.
Implications for shareholders on the Canadian branch register only
Prior to the closing of the Canadian Register, shareholders currently on that register can request to have their shareholdings transferred to the main register maintained by Computershare in Australia.
CDS participants, or if shares are held by a broker, the CDS participant/broker must complete and submit the Register Removal Request - Canada to Australia or have the removal request submitted via Computershare's proprietary xSettle© system. Registered shareholders must submit share certificates and a Register Removal Request - Canada to Australia. These forms may be obtained from Computershare, via their website at www.computershare.com (located within Investor Centre).
If a registered shareholder or Canadian CDS Participant on the Canadian Register does not activate a move to the Australian Register by 28 February 2014 (by instructing their broker to do so), their Canadian share positions will be cancelled and their Galaxy shares will be moved onto the Australian Register. CDS Participants/Shareholders whose shares are moved to the Australian Register will be sent an Issuer Sponsored Holding statement, representing their shareholding on the Australian Register.
Shareholders who hold their shares through a Canadian broker are encouraged to contact their broker. Registered shareholders on the Canadian Register can contact Computershare Canada, the Company's Canadian share registry for further information:
The Global Transaction Unit at 1-781-575-4086 or toll free in Canada and the US at 1-866-277-2086.
About Galaxy (ASX: GXY)
Galaxy Resources Ltd ("Galaxy") is an Australian-based global lithium company with lithium production facilities, hard rock mines and brine assets in Australia, China, Canada and Argentina. The Company is a lithium producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (Code: GXY).
Galaxy has built an advanced and fully-automated Lithium Carbonate production facility in Jiangsu Province, China ("Jiangsu Plant"). The Jiangsu Plant has a name-plate capacity of 17,000 tpa, is primarily focused on producing battery grade lithium carbonate, and is aiming to become the largest producer in the Asia Pacific region and the fourth largest in the world.
Galaxy is currently advancing plans to develop the Sal de Vida Lithium and Potash Brine Project ("Sal de Vida") in Argentina, which is situated in the Lithium Triangle, a region where Chile, Argentina and Bolivia meet, and presently accounts for 60% of global lithium production. Sal de Vida has excellent promise as a future low cost production facility.
The Company also owns the Mt Cattlin Spodumene Mine near Ravensthorpe in Western Australia and the James Bay Lithium Pegmatite Project in Quebec, Canada.
Lithium compounds are used in the manufacture of ceramics, glass, electronics and are an essential ingredient in producing battery materials such as cathode and electrolyte, in the manufacture of long life lithium-ion batteries, which are used in consumer electronics, power tools, electric bikes, hybrid and electric vehicles. Anticipating the growing demand in coming years, Galaxy is positioning itself to become a major producer of lithium products.
Caution Regarding Forward Looking Information.
This document contains forward looking statements concerning Galaxy.
Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact and actual events and results may differ materially from those described in the forward looking statements as a result of a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking information provided by the Company, or on behalf of, the Company. Such factors include, among other things, risks relating to additional funding requirements, metal prices, exploration, development and operating risks, competition, production risks, regulatory restrictions, including environmental regulation and liability and potential title disputes.
Forward looking statements in this document are based on Galaxy's beliefs, opinions and estimates of Galaxy as of the dates the forward looking statements are made, and no obligation is assumed to update forward looking statements if these beliefs, opinions and estimates should change or to reflect other future developments.
Not For Release in US
This announcement has been prepared for publication in Australia and may not be released in the U.S. This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in any jurisdiction, including the United States, and any securities described in this announcement may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Any public offering of securities to be made in the United States will be made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from the issuer and that will contain detailed information about the company and management, as well as financial statements.
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