VANCOUVER, Nov. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Darren Latoski (the "Offeror") is issuing this press release pursuant to the early warning
requirements of applicable securities laws in Canada with respect to
WesternOne Equity Income Fund (the "Issuer").
Pursuant to a non-brokered private placement completed by the Issuer on
November 29, 2011 (the "Private Placement"), 929,150 units of the Issuer ("Units") were issued from treasury for a total of 18,026,627 Units issued and
outstanding. Under the Private Placement the Offeror acquired, through
his company Darren Financial Group Inc. ("DFG"), beneficial ownership and control of 555,000 Units of the Issuer for
$5.41 per Unit, representing approximately 3.1% of the Units issued and
outstanding after the completion of the Private Placement.
The Offeror acquired the Units through DFG for investment purposes. The
Offeror may in the future take such actions in respect of his security
holdings in the Issuer as he deems appropriate in light of the
circumstances, including the purchase of additional securities of the
Issuer through privately negotiated transactions or open market
purchases, or the sale of all or a portion of his holdings in privately
negotiated transactions or the open market to one or more purchasers.
Immediately after the close of the Private Placement, the Offeror
beneficially owned and controlled 1,903,831 Units and 255,000 options
convertible to Units. On a non-diluted basis, the Offeror beneficially
owned and controlled approximately 10.6% of the 18,026,627 Units issued
and outstanding immediately after the close of the Private Placement.
On a diluted basis, the Offeror beneficially owned and controlled
approximately 11.8% of the issued and outstanding Units.
DFG relied on Section 2.24 of National Instrument 45-106 - Prospectus and Registration Exemptions for the acquisition of the Units as DFG is a permitted assign of an
executive officer of a related entity of the Issuer.
As of the date of this news release, the Toronto Stock Exchange had
provided conditional listing approval to trade the Units on the
facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange.
SOURCE WesternOne Equity Income Fund
For further information:
or for a copy of the early warning report filed, or to be filed, by the Offeror in respect of the above-noted transaction, please contact:
Suite 910, 925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2
Tel: (604) 678-4042