HALIFAX, June 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Clarke Inc. ("Clarke") (TSX: CKI
CKI.DB.A) announces that it has acquired 10,000 shares of Bonnett's
Energy Corp. ("Bonnett's") through the facilities of the Toronto Stock
Exchange bringing its total holdings in Bonnett's to 3,107,930 shares,
representing approximately 21.53% of the total outstanding shares.
The purchase of the Bonnett's shares by Clarke was made for investment
purposes. Clarke paid consideration of $4.00 per Bonnett's share.
Clarke may, from time to time, acquire additional shares of Bonnett's,
dispose of some or all of the existing or additional shares of
Bonnett's, or continue to hold the shares of Bonnett's in the normal
course of Clarke's investment activities.
In purchasing the Bonnett's shares, Clarke relied on the normal course
purchase exemption from the formal take-over bid rules set out in
Section 100 of the Securities Act (Ontario). Clarke was entitled to rely on this exemption because each
of the conditions set out in Section 100 of the Securities Act (Ontario) was satisfied.
Halifax-based Clarke invests in a variety of private and publicly-traded
businesses and participates actively where necessary to enhance
performance and increase return. Clarke's securities trade on the
Toronto Stock Exchange (CKI; CKI.DB.A); for more information about
Clarke Inc., please visit our website at www.clarkeinc.com.
This press release may contain or refer to certain forward-looking
statements relating, but not limited to, Clarke's expectations,
intentions, plans and beliefs with respect to Clarke. Often, but not
always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of
words such as "plans", "expects", "does not expect", "is expected",
"budget", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does
not anticipate", or "believes", or equivalents or variations, including
negative variations, of such words and phrases, or state that certain
actions, events or results, "may", "could", "would", "should", "might"
or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. These forward-looking
statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the
trading price of the Company's securities not fully reflecting the
value of the Company's business.
Forward-looking statements rely on certain underlying assumptions that,
if not realized, can result in such forward-looking statements not
being achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown
risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual
results of Clarke to be materially different from the historical
results or from any future results expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include, among
others, the Company's investment strategy, legal and regulatory risks,
general market risk, potential lack of diversification in the Company's
investments, and interest rates and foreign currency fluctuations. Although Clarke has attempted to identify important factors that could
cause actual actions, events or results or cause actions, events or
results not to be estimated or intended, there can be no assurance that
forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results
and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such statements. Other than as required by applicable Canadian
securities laws, Clarke does not update or revise any such
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the
date of this document or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated
events. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on
SOURCE CLARKE INC.
For further information:
Vice President Investments
Telephone: (902) 442-3000
Fax: (902) 442-0187