HALIFAX, March 20, 2020 /CNW/ - Clarke Inc. ("Clarke") announces that its Board of Directors has revised its fair market value determination for Clarke's previously announced dividend-in-kind (the "Dividend") of the 5,386,440 shares of TerraVest Industries Inc. (the "Terravest Shares") owned by Clarke.
On March 3, 2020, Clarke announced that its Board of Directors had determined the fair market value of the Dividend for income tax purposes to be $5.49 per common share of Clarke (each, a "Clarke Share"). In light of recent global economic and market events, the Board of Directors of Clarke has determined that it is appropriate to revise the fair market value of the Dividend to be $3.81 per Clarke Share, being equal to (i) the value of Clarke's Terravest Shares using the five-day volume-weighted average trading price of the Terravest Shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange for the period ending on March 20, 2020, divided by (ii) the number of Clarke Shares outstanding.
The previously announced adjustments to the conversion price of Clarke's outstanding unsecured subordinated convertible debentures and the strike price of Clarke's outstanding stock options set out in Clarke's press release dated March 3, 2020 remain unchanged.
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Clarke invests in public businesses, private businesses and real estate and participates actively in such investments to enhance their performance and maximize its return. Clarke's shares and debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols "CKI" and "CKI.DB". For more information about Clarke Inc., please visit our website at www.clarkeinc.com.
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For further information: Michael Rapps, President and CEO of Clarke, at (416) 855-1925; Steve Cyr, Chief Financial Officer of Clarke, at (902) 442-3415