COQUITLAM, BC, June 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Great Canadian Gaming Corporation [TSX:GC] ("Great Canadian" or the "Company") announced today that the following Named Executive adopted an automatic securities disposition and/or purchase plans ("Automatic Plans") in accordance with guidance under Ontario Securities Commission Staff Notice 55‐701 (the "Guidance"), and the Company's Insider trading policies.
Canadian securities legislation permits the Named Executives to adopt written Automatic Plans to sell, purchase or otherwise transfer shares in the future (including upon exercise of stock options) according to the Automatic Plan on an automatic basis regardless of any subsequent material non‐public information they receive. Once an Automatic Plan is established, the Named Executive is not permitted to exercise any further discretion or influence over how dispositions or purchases will occur under the Automatic Plan.
In addition to meeting the requirements of the Guidance, the Company has in place additional measures that are designed to follow "best practices" related to such Automatic Plans. These measures include: (i) Automatic Plans may only be adopted by Named Executives during a trading window; (ii) a waiting period of 30 calendar days is required between the adoption of the Automatic Plan and the first disposition or purchase under the Automatic Plan; (iii) the Automatic Plan must contain meaningful restrictions on the ability of the Named Executive to modify or terminate the Automatic Plan; and (iv) all Named Executives must use an independent broker to administer their Automatic Plans, meaning that the brokerage accounts established for that Insider's Automatic Plans must be administered by a broker with no prior relationship with that Insider.
Terrance Doyle, Chief Operating Officer, will be purchasing common shares of the Company under the Automatic Plans in the amount of approximately $45,000.00. The Automatic Plans have a maximum term of one year and, therefore, the Automatic Plans will expire on July 6, 2018. Trades under these Automatic Plans are subject to the price of Great Canadian's common shares meeting or exceeding pre-determined prices and other conditions or restrictions being satisfied.
Mr. Doyle will be purchasing that number of common shares required to fulfill obligations under the Company's Senior Officer's Share Ownership Policy which require certain executive officers to maintain a meaningful share ownership.
Other Named Executives of the Company may from time to time adopt Automatic Plans during trading windows. The Company will issue a press release to announce the adoption of any other Automatic Plans by its Named Executives.
ABOUT GREAT CANADIAN GAMING CORPORATION
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a Canadian based company that operates gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities in British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Washington State. The Company has 20 gaming properties, which consist of twelve casinos, including a four Diamond resort hotel in Richmond, British Columbia and a four star hotel in Moncton, New Brunswick, four horse racetrack casinos, three community gaming centres and one commercial bingo hall. A key element of Great Canadian's business model is its commitment to social responsibility. "PROUD of our people, our business, our community" is Great Canadian's brand that unifies the company's community, volunteering and social responsibility efforts. Under the PROUD program, Great Canadian annually invests over $2.5 million in our communities, and in 2015, over 3,600 charitable organizations were supported by Great Canadian. In each Canadian gaming jurisdiction, a significant portion of gross gaming revenue from gaming facilities is retained by our crown partners on behalf of their provincial government for the purpose of supporting programs like healthcare, education and social services.
Further information is available on the Company's website, www.gcgaming.com.
ON BEHALF OF
GREAT CANADIAN GAMING CORPORATION
"Original Signed by Rod N. Baker"
Rod N. Baker
President and Chief Executive Officer
SOURCE Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
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