Jaguar proposes win-win solution in two tiered offer
TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - Jaguar Financial Corporation (TSX: JFC) ("Jaguar") today announced that it has verbal confirmations from holders (the "Debenture Holders") of Canadian Royalties Inc. (TSX: CZZ) ("Canadian Royalties") debentures (the "Debentures") owning in the aggregate $44.57 million or 32.4% of the total principal amount of the Debentures that are not tendering to the revised offer (the "Jien Offer") by Jien Mining Ltd ("Jien").
If an additional $1.26 million principal amount of Debentures is not tendered, the minimum tender condition of 66 2/3% in the Jien Offer will not be met, which would mean that Jien cannot amend the debenture indenture and remove the existing right to receive 101% on a change of control.
Similarly, if as verbally indicated to Jaguar, $44.57 million of Debentures are not tendered to the Jien Offer, Jien would need a tender of $91.67 million in Debentures to the Jien Offer representing 98.6% of the remaining eligible Debentures of $92.93 million in order for the Jien Offer to be successful.
Vic Alboini, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar stated: "While we can 'never say never' we believe it is highly unlikely that 98.6% of the remaining Debentures would tender to the Jien Offer. We predict Jien will not meet its tender condition."
Jaguar believes there is a win-win solution available to Jien and the Debenture Holders who want payment of 101% of their principal amount. FTQ and Colonial have locked-up and have agreed to accept an 80% payment, if La Caisse follows through with its verbal indication and tenders to the Jien Offer, it too would accept an 80% payment.
"A potential solution would be to offer Debenture Holders a two-tiered payment structure where every Debenture Holder except FTQ, Colonial and La Caisse, would receive a 101% payment; this two-tiered offer has been done before as for example one year ago today when Severstal acquired PBS Coal and the major shareholders accepted a lower offer from Severstal" added Mr. Alboini.
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For further information: For further information: Vic Alboini, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, (416) 644-8110; or Kyler Wells, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, (416) 644-8177