MONTREAL, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Argex Titanium, Inc. (TSX: RGX), an emerging producer of high-grade titanium dioxide (TiO2) used as white pigment in paint, plastic, paper, cosmetics and other applications, reported that the Toronto Stock Exchange granted its application for the listing of $7,500,000 aggregate principal amount of 8% unsecured convertible debentures (the "Debenture") effective at the opening of business on Friday October 31, 2014, under the symbol, RGX.DB.
The Debenture were issued pursuant to a private placement which closed on June 30, 2014 under a trust indenture entered into on June 30, 2014 (the "Indenture") between the Corporation and CST Trust Company. The Indenture provides for appropriate adjustments to be made to the conversion privilege under the Debentures and other rights of the holders of Debentures in the event of share dividends, subdivisions, consolidations or other forms of capital reorganization involving Argex Titanium.
"The successful closing of the debenture financing in June and the listing of these debentures on the Toronto Stock Exchange solidifies our balance sheet and reflects the high level of interest from the institutional investment community," said Roy Bonnell, president and CEO of Argex Titanium. "We look forward to advancing our groundbreaking technology toward initial commercial production."
The Debentures mature on June 30, 2019, unless earlier redeemed, and bear interest at 8% per annum, which interest is paid in arrears in quarterly instalments. The Debentures are convertible into common shares of the Corporation until the maturity date at the option of the debenture holder at a conversion price of $1.14 per common share (the "Conversion Price"); this represents a conversion rate of approximately 877 common shares per $1,000 principal amount of Debentures.
The Debentures shall not be redeemable by the Corporation prior to June 30th, 2017. On or after June 30th, 2017 and prior to the maturity date, the Debentures may be redeemed by the Corporation, in whole or in part from time to time, upon terms set forth in the Indenture, which can be found on SEDAR.
About Argex Titanium
Argex Titanium Inc. has developed an advanced chemical process for the volume production of high grade titanium dioxide (TiO2) for use in high quality paint, plastics, cosmetics and other applications. The company's unique proprietary process takes relatively inexpensive and plentiful source material from a variety of potential vendors, and produces TiO2 along with other valuable by-products. Argex's process provides a significant cost and environmental advantage over current legacy TiO2 production methods.
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SOURCE: Argex Titanium Inc.
For further information: Company Contact: Sophy Cesar, Manager, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications Argex Titanium Inc., 514-843-5959 Ext. 128, [email protected]; U.S. Investor Relations Contact: Chris Tyson, Liolios Group Inc., Tel 949-574-3860, [email protected]