Concerned Sherritt Shareholders Announce Investor Webcast and Call


HALIFAX, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The Concerned Shareholders of Sherritt International Corporation ("Sherritt") will hold a webcast presentation and conference call for fellow investors on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Toronto time.

The webcast and call will provide Sherritt shareholders with important information as they decide on the election of three new directors to the nine-member Board of Directors at the Company's upcoming Annual and Special Meeting.

The Concerned Shareholders will make a presentation, describing the compelling need for change at Sherritt, the qualifications of the three Concerned Shareholder nominees, and how they can lead that change.

  • To participate in the webcast, visit www.SaveOurSherritt.com and click on the webcast link.
  • To listen by phone, dial 416-764-8688 or toll free 1-888-390-0546
  • The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Questions can be submitted during the webcast via email to questions@clarkeinc.com

All Sherritt shareholders are encouraged to participate to learn more about why the current Board is responsible for the 55% loss in their investment in the three years up to the Concerned Shareholder requisition, the lack of strategic direction and executive leadership, massive write-offs on investments, and rising costs.  They can also learn more about the Concerned Shareholders common-sense plan to rebuild value at Sherritt.

More information, including the complete Concerned Shareholders Information Circular is available at www.SaveOurSherritt.com.

Sherritt shareholders are advised to vote using the GREEN form of proxy that accompanies the Concerned Shareholders' Circular. They should disregard any proxy sent by Sherritt management and, even if they have voted a blue management proxy, they have the right to change their vote using a later-dated GREEN proxy. Only the last-dated proxy is counted.

In order for the GREEN proxy to be counted, it must be submitted consistent with the instructions on the proxy and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Toronto time on Thursday May 1, 2014.

Discard Sherritt's misleading blue proxy. It does not include the names of the Concerned Shareholder nominees.

Vote only the GREEN proxy for positive change at Sherritt.

Sherritt shareholders with questions can call 1-800-294-3174 or visit our website at www.SaveOurSherritt.com for more information.

About the Concerned Shareholders of Sherritt

Members of the Concerned Shareholders of Sherritt have been investors in the Company since May 2011. They are led by Halifax-based Clarke Inc. which invests in a variety of private and publicly-traded businesses and participates actively where necessary to enhance performance and increase the return to shareholders. Clarke's securities trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CKI; CKI.DB.A); for more information about Clarke, please visit the website at www.clarkeinc.com.

Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release may contain forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including, without limitation, in respect of Clarke's and Sherritt's priorities, plans and strategies for Sherritt and Sherritt's anticipated financial and operating performance and prospects. All statements and information, other than statements of historical fact, included or incorporated by reference into this Circular are forward-looking statements and forward-looking information, including, without limitation, statements regarding activities, events or developments that Clarke expects or anticipates may occur in the future. Such forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "will", "expect", "intend", "plan", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe" or "continue" or similar words and expressions or the negative thereof.

We caution readers of this news release not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information contained in the news release, which are not a guarantee of performance, events or results and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual performance, events or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information. Sherritt's shareholders are cautioned that all forward-looking statements and information involve risks and uncertainties, including those risks and uncertainties detailed in Sherritt's continuous disclosure and other filings with applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities, copies of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. We urge you to carefully consider those factors.

The forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements and information included in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Clarke undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements or information to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws.

Additional Information

Sherritt has announced that it will hold its annual meeting of shareholders on May 6, 2014. The Concerned Shareholders' nominees will be considered for election at that meeting. The Concerned Shareholders filed a Circular on April 9, 2014, together with a GREEN proxy or voting instruction form. SHAREHOLDERS OF SHERRITT ARE URGED TO READ THE CIRCULAR CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and shareholders will be able to obtain free copies of the Circular and any amendments or supplements thereto and further proxy circulars at no charge on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. In addition, shareholders will also be able to obtain free copies of the proxy circular and other relevant documents by calling the Concerned Shareholders' proxy solicitor, CST Phoenix Advisors at 1-800-294-3174.

SOURCE Clarke Inc.

For further information: Shareholders: CST Phoenix Advisors, 1-800-294-3174, inquiries@phoenixadvisorscst.com; Dustin Haw, Vice President, Investments, Clarke Inc., 416.855.1928, 416.930.1982, dhaw@clarkeinc.com; Media: John Lute, Lute & Company, 416-929-5883, jlute@luteco.com