TORONTO, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B; NYSE: CJR) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a discount for Class B Shares issued from treasury pursuant to the terms of its Dividend Reinvestment Plan ("the Plan").
Under the Plan, eligible holders of Class A Shares and Class B Shares may acquire additional Class B Shares through reinvestment of the cash dividends paid on their respective shareholdings. At the Company's discretion, shares issued under the Plan may be purchased on the open market or issued from treasury.
At this time, Corus' Board of Directors has approved the issuance of shares from treasury at a two percent discount from the average market price, as determined pursuant to the terms of the Plan. This change will be effective for any dividends payable on or after November 1, 2009, until such time as the Company elects otherwise.
Registered shareholders who are residents of Canada and who are not currently participants in the Plan may elect to participate in the Plan through the completion of an enrollment form which can be obtained from the Company's Plan administrator, CIBC Mellon Trust Company, on their website at www.cibcmellon.com or by calling 1-800-387-0825. Non-registered beneficial shareholders who are residents of Canada and who wish to join the Plan should consult their broker, financial institution or other intermediary through which they hold Class A Shares or Class B Shares.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
This statement contains forward-looking information and should be read subject to the following cautionary language:
To the extent any statements made in this press release contain information that is not historical; these statements are forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These forward-looking statements related to, among other things, our objectives, goals, strategies, intentions, plans, estimates and outlook and can generally be identified by the use of the words such as "believe", "anticipate", "expect", "intend", "plan", "will", "may" and other similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Although Corus believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. Certain material factors or assumptions are applied in making forward-looking statements and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these expectations include, among other things: our ability to attract and retain advertising revenues; audience acceptance of our television programs and cable networks; our ability to recoup production costs, the availability of tax credits and the existence of co-production treaties; our ability to compete in any of the industries in which we do business; the opportunities (or lack thereof) that may be presented to and pursued by us; conditions in the entertainment, information and communications industries and technological developments therein; changes in laws or regulations or the interpretation or application of those laws and regulations; our ability to integrate and realize anticipated benefits from our acquisitions and to effectively manage our growth; our ability to successfully defend ourselves against litigation matters arising out of the ordinary course of business; and changes in accounting standards. Additional information about these factors and about the material assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements may be found in our Annual Information Form. Corus cautions that the foregoing list of important factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive. When relying on our forward-looking statements to make decisions with respect to Corus, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, we disclaim any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, events or circumstances that arises after the date thereof or otherwise.
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For further information: For further information: John Cassaday, President and Chief Executive Officer, Corus Entertainment Inc., (416) 642-3770; Tom Peddie, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Corus Entertainment Inc., (416) 642-3780; Tracy Ewing, Vice President, Communications, Corus Entertainment Inc., (416) 642-3792