MONTREAL, June 27, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - MTY Food Group Inc. ("MTY" or the "Company") (TSX: MTY), franchisor and operator of multiple concepts of restaurants, has been informed that the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") has approved the renewal of MTY's normal course issuer bid ("NCIB").
Under the normal course issuer bid, MTY may purchase for cancellation up to 1,258,488 common shares during the period starting July 3, 2019 and ending July 2, 2020, representing approximately 5% of the 25,169,778 outstanding common shares, as at June 26, 2019. MTY will make any purchases in accordance with the rules and policies of the TSX and through the facilities of the TSX or alternative trading systems in Canada at the prevailing market prices.
Under its previous NCIB, which entered into effect on July 3, 2018 and which expires on July 2, 2019, MTY was authorized to purchase 1,258,204 common shares. As of June 26, 2019, MTY did not repurchased any common shares for that period, through the facilities of the TSX and on alternative exchanges in Canada.
The average daily trading volume for the common shares on the TSX during the six-month period ended May 31, 2019 was 75,772 common shares. As a result, under the TSX's rules, MTY may purchase a maximum of 18,943 common shares (being 25% of the average daily trading volume) on any one day, except pursuant to permitted block purchase exception. The actual number of common shares to be purchased and the timing of any such purchases will generally be determined by MTY from time to time as market conditions warrant. In addition, MTY may from time to time repurchase common shares under an automatic securities purchase plan it intends to enter into with a broker, which will enable purchases during times when MTY would typically not be permitted to purchase its shares due to regulatory or other reasons.
To the knowledge of MTY, no director or senior officer, and no person acting jointly or in concert with MTY currently intends to sell shares during the renewed NCIB. However, sales by such persons through the facilities of the TSX may occur if any such person makes a decision unrelated to the NCIB. The benefits to any such person whose shares are purchased would be the same as the benefits available to all other shareholders whose shares are purchased under the NCIB.
The Board of Directors and senior management of MTY are of the opinion that from time to time the purchase of common shares at prevailing market prices is a worthwhile capital allocation strategy and is in the best interest of MTY's shareholders.
Certain information in this News Release may constitute "forward-looking" information that involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties, future expectations and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. When used in this News Release, this information may include words such as "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "expect", "believe", "plan" and other terminology. This information reflects current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speaks only as of the date of this News Release. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update or revise forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances. Additional information is available in the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis, which can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
SOURCE MTY Food Group Inc.
For further information: Eric Lefebvre, Chief Executive Officer at 1-514-336-8885 or by email at [email protected], or visit our website: or SEDAR's website at www.sedar.com under the Company's name.