Up to 3,831,212 common shares to be purchased
VANCOUVER, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (the
"Company") announced today that it is proceeding with a normal course
issuer bid for up to 3,831,212 common shares of the Company (the "Bid"), representing approximately 10%
of the public float of the Company. On June 30, 2014, the Company had
43,821,215 common shares outstanding. The Company has received approval
from the TSX to commence this bid on July 23, 2014. Purchases will be
made on the TSX and other Canadian marketplaces at the market price at
the time of acquisition.
The Company's previous normal course issuer bid expired on January 24,
2014, and under such bid the Company did not purchase any of its common
shares. The Company's new normal course issuer bid will terminate on
July 22, 2015 or earlier if the number of shares sought in the Bid have
been obtained. The Company reserves the right to terminate the bid
earlier if it feels it is appropriate to do so.
The Company is commencing this normal course issuer bid because it
believes that, from time to time, the market prices of its Common
Shares may not fully reflect the underlying value of the Company's
business and its future business prospects. The Company believes that
at such times the purchase of Common Shares would be in the best
interests of the Company. Such purchases are expected to benefit all
remaining shareholders by increasing their equity interest in the
All shares will be purchased on the open market through the facilities
of the TSX and other Canadian marketplaces, and payment for the shares
will be in accordance with TSX policies. The price paid for the shares
will be the market price at the time of purchase. Purchasing may be
suspended at any time. No purchases will be made other than by means
of open market transactions during the term of the normal course issuer
bid. The maximum number of shares that may be purchased on a daily
basis is 28,217 shares representing 25% of the average daily trading
volume of 112,868 shares, except where purchases are made in accordance
with "block purchases" exemptions under applicable TSX policies. The
shares purchased by the Company will be cancelled.
The Company has engaged National Bank Financial Inc. to act as broker
and to administer the Bid under an automatic share purchase plan on a
blinded basis. In the event the automatic share purchase plan is
suspended during the term of the Bid and any director, senior officer
or other insider of the Company intends to sell any common
shares during such period, the Company will suspend purchases under the
Bid until such person's sales are completed. However, sales by such
persons through the facilities of the TSX may occur if the personal
circumstances of any such person change or any such person makes a
decision unrelated to these normal course purchases. The benefits to
any such person whose shares are purchased would be the same as the
benefits available to all other holders whose shares are purchased. To
the knowledge of the Company, no director, senior officer or other
insider of the Company currently intends to sell any common shares
under the Bid.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in
persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops,
tablets and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device security and
management tracking for 20 years, has over 30,000 commercial customers
worldwide. Absolute's solutions - Computrace®, Absolute Manage®,
Absolute Service, and Absolute LoJack® - provide organizations with
actionable intelligence to prove compliance, securely manage BYOD, and
deliver comprehensive visibility and control over all of their devices
and data. Absolute is positioned on two Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants -
the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools and the Magic Quadrant
for Mobile Device Management Software. Absolute is one of only four
vendors to be recognized on both Magic Quadrants based on providing
customers with the ability to secure and manage many different types of
devices using a single solution. Absolute persistence technology is
embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets and
smartphones by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP,
Lenovo, Microsoft, Motion, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba, and the
Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others,
including Apple. For more information about Absolute Software, visit www.absolute.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to,
among other things, the expected performance, functionality and
availability of our services and products, and other expectations,
intentions and plans contained in this press release that are not
historical fact. When used in this press release, the words "plan,"
"expect," "believe," and similar expressions generally identify
forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current
expectations. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties,
including, but not limited to, changes in technology and general market
conditions. In light of the many risks and uncertainties you should
understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking
statements contained in this press release will be realized.
Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this press
release are made as at the date hereof and the Company does not
undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the
included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by
applicable securities laws.
©2014 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace and
Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation.
LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation, used under
license by Absolute Software Corporation. LoJack Corporation is not
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2,771,208 and No. 2,733,222. U.K. patents No. EP0793823, No. GB2298302,
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The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the
information contained in this news release.
SOURCE: Absolute Software Corporation
For further information:
Jill Miley, Interprose
Jill.Miley@interprosepr.com or 808.431.4672
Pam Seale, Absolute Software
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Dave Mason, CFA, TMX|Equicom
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