MONTREAL, Dec. 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Reitmans (Canada) Limited (the "Corporation") announced today that it has received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") to proceed with a normal course issuer bid. Under the bid, the Corporation may purchase up to 4,000,000 Class A Non-Voting Shares of the Corporation (the "Shares"), representing approximately 10% of the public float of the issued and outstanding Class A Non-Voting Shares as at December 10, 2013. The average daily trading volume for the 6-month period preceding December 1, 2013 is 149,622 Shares. In accordance with TSX rules, a maximum daily repurchase of 25% of this average may be made, representing 37,405 Shares.
The bid will commence on December 18, 2013 and may continue to December 17, 2014. The Shares will be purchased on behalf of the Corporation by a registered broker through the facilities of the TSX or alternative Canadian trading platforms. The price paid for the Shares will be the market price at the time of acquisition, and the number of Shares purchased and the timing of any such purchases will be determined by the Corporation's management. All Shares purchased by the Corporation will be cancelled. The Corporation may also purchase Shares for cancellation by way of private agreements under an issuer bid exemption order issued by a securities regulatory authority. Purchases made by way of private agreements under an issuer bid exemption order issued by a securities regulatory authority will be at a discount to the prevailing market price as provided in the exemption order.
As at December 10, 2013, the Corporation had 51,145,506 Shares outstanding. During the past 12 months, no Shares were purchased by the Corporation.
The directors of the Corporation have concluded that purchases of up to 4,000,000 of the issued and outstanding Shares may be an appropriate and desirable use of the Corporation's available funds and, therefore, would be in the best interests of the Corporation. As a result of such purchases, the number of issued Shares will be decreased and, consequently, the proportionate share interest of all remaining shareholders will be increased on a pro rata basis.
All of the statements contained herein, other than statements of fact that are independently verifiable at the date hereof, are forward-looking statements. Such statements, based as they are on the current expectations of management, inherently involve numerous risks and uncertainties, known and unknown, many of which are beyond the Company's control. Such risks include but are not limited to: the impact of general economic conditions, general conditions in the retail industry, seasonality, weather and other risks included in public filings of the Company. Consequently, actual future results may differ materially from the anticipated results expressed in forward-looking statements. The reader should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements included herein. These statements speak only as of the date made and the Company is under no obligation and disavows any intention to update or revise such statements as a result of any event, circumstances or otherwise, except to the extent required under applicable securities law.
SOURCE: Reitmans (Canada) Limited
For further information:
Jeremy H. Reitman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (514) 385-2630