CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2012) - Computer Modelling Group Ltd. ("CMG" or the "Company") (TSX:CMG.TO - News) today announced that the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") has accepted CMG's Notice of Intention to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid (the "Bid") through the facilities of the TSX. The Bid will permit the Company to purchase for cancellation up to 3,416,117 Common Shares of the Company, representing approximately 10% of CMG's public float, which was 34,161,169 at April 12, 2012. As at April 12, 2012 CMG's issued and outstanding shares were 37,307,964 Common Shares.
Purchases pursuant to the Bid may commence on April 18, 2012 and will terminate on April 17, 2013 or such earlier time as the Bid is completed or terminated at the option of CMG. The price which CMG will pay for any shares purchased will be the prevailing market price of the Common Shares on the TSX at the time of such purchase. The actual number of shares that may be purchased for cancellation and the timing of any such purchases will be at the discretion of CMG, subject to a maximum daily purchase limit of 9,730 shares, which equals 25% of CMG's average daily trading volume for the six months prior to April 12, 2012, other than block purchase exceptions. The average daily trading volume for such period was 38,918.
CMG believes that, from time to time, the market prices of its Common Shares may not fully reflect the underlying value of its assets and business and that, at such times, the purchase of shares would be in the best interests of CMG. Such purchases will increase the proportionate interest of, and may be advantageous to, all remaining shareholders. In addition, the purchase of shares by the Company may increase liquidity of the Common Shares.
Under its most recent normal course issuer bid which commenced on April 7, 2011 and expired on April 6, 2012, CMG repurchased 33,400 Common Shares at an average price of $13.02. These Common Shares were acquired through the facilities of the TSX.
Computer Modelling Group Ltd. is a computer software technology and consulting company serving the oil and gas industry. CMG, recognized by oil and gas companies worldwide as a leading developer of reservoir modelling software, has sales and technical support services based in Calgary, Houston, London, Caracas and Dubai. CMG is the leading supplier of advanced processes reservoir modelling software in the world with a blue chip client base of international oil companies and technology centers in approximately 50 countries. The Company's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "CMG."
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