TORONTO, June 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (TSX: CF, the "Company") announces today that its board of directors of the Company has authorized the initiation of a substantial issuer bid (the "Offer") pursuant to which the Company will offer to repurchase for cancellation up to $40.0 million of its common shares (the "Common Shares").
The Company expects to announce the terms of the Offer and commence the Offer on July 3, 2019 and that the bid will be completed by August 9, 2019, unless extended or withdrawn.
"We are pleased to provide this opportunity for our shareholders, which reflects increased confidence in the sustainability and direction of our earnings," said Dan Daviau, President & CEO of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. "In addition to our recently revised dividend policy, this initiative allows us to provide enhanced returns for our shareholders, while maintaining sufficient excess capital for disciplined investment in our ongoing strategic priorities."
The Offer is expected to proceed by way of a modified Dutch auction, which will allow shareholders who choose to participate in the Offer to select the price, within a price range of not less than $5.50 and not more than $6.30 per Common Share (in increments of $0.10 per Common Share). Upon expiry of the Offer, the Company will determine the lowest purchase price (which will not be more than $6.30 per Common Share and not less than $5.50 per Common Share) that will allow the Company to purchase the maximum number of Common Shares properly tendered to the Offer, having an aggregate purchase price not exceeding $40.0 million.
The directors and officers of the Company have advised that they will not tender any of their shares pursuant to the Offer.
The Offer will not be conditional upon any minimum number of Common Shares being tendered. The Offer will, however, be subject to other conditions and the Company will reserve the right, subject to applicable laws, to withdraw or amend the Offer, if, at any time prior to the payment of deposited Common Shares, certain events occur.
The Company has engaged Kingsdale Advisors to act as information agent for the Offer and Computershare Trust Company of Canada to act as the depositary for the Offer. Questions about the Offer can be directed to Kingsdale Advisors at 1-800-775-3159 or by emailing [email protected].
During the six months ended June 27, 2019, the closing prices the Common Shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") have ranged from a low of $4.98 to a high of $6.65. The closing price of the Common Shares on the TSX on June 27, 2019 (the last full trading day before the Company announced its intention to make the Offer) was $5.19.
This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction. Details of the Offer, including instructions for tendering Common Shares, will be included in the formal offer to purchase and issuer bid circular, letter of transmittal and notice of guaranteed delivery (collectively, the "Offer Documents"). The Offer Documents will be mailed to shareholders, filed with applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities and made available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and will also be posted on the Company's website at www.canaccordgenuity.com/investor-relations.
ABOUT CANACCORD GENUITY GROUP INC.
Through its principal subsidiaries, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. is a leading independent, full-service financial services firm, with operations in two principal segments of the securities industry: wealth management and capital markets. Since its establishment in 1950, the Company has been driven by an unwavering commitment to building lasting client relationships. We achieve this by generating value for our individual, institutional and corporate clients through comprehensive investment solutions, brokerage services and investment banking services. The Company has wealth management offices located in Canada, the UK, Guernsey, Jersey, and the Isle of Man and Australia. Canaccord Genuity, the international capital markets division, operates in North America, UK & Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. We are driven by your success.
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. is publicly traded under the symbol CF on the TSX.
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