TORONTO, Ontario, Aug. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (TSX: CF, the "Company") announces today that it will take up and purchase for cancellation 7,272,727 of its common Shares (the "Common Shares") at a purchase price of $5.50 per Common Share under the Company's substantial issuer bid (the "Offer"), for aggregate consideration of $39,999,998.50.
Common Shares purchased under the Offer represent approximately 6.28% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares on a non-diluted basis as at July 3, 2019, the time the Offer was announced. After giving effect to the Offer, 108,474,831 Common Shares will be issued and outstanding.
A total of approximately 18,918,198 Common Shares were properly tendered to the Offer and not withdrawn. As the Offer was oversubscribed, shareholders who made auction tenders at a price of $5.50 and purchase price tenders will have approximately 59% of their successfully tendered Common Shares purchased by the Company, other than "odd lot" tenders, which are not subject to proration.
Payment for the purchased Common Shares will be effected by Computershare Trust Company of Canada (the "Depositary") in accordance with the Offer and applicable law. Any Common Shares tendered at a purchase price per Common Share above $5.50 per Common Share will be returned to shareholders promptly by the Depositary.
The full details of the Offer are described in the offer to purchase and issuer bid circular dated July 3, 2019, as well as the related letter of transmittal and notice of guaranteed delivery, copies of which were filed and are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
On August 12, 2019, the Company announced a normal course issuer bid (the "NCIB") to purchase up to a maximum of 5,423,872 of its common shares through the facilities of the TSX or alternative Canadian trading systems. Purchases under the NCIB are expected to be able to commence on August 15, 2019 and will continue for one year (to August 14, 2020).
The Company and its board of directors believe that share buybacks represent an equitable and efficient means of capital distribution and enhance shareholder value by proportionately increasing the equity interest in the Company of its shareholders and reducing the number of shares outstanding for the purpose of calculating its adjusted earnings per common share.
This news release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell Common Shares.
ABOUT CANACCORD GENUITY GROUP INC.
Through its principal subsidiaries, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (the "Company") is a leading independent, full-service financial services firm, with operations in two principal segments of the securities industry: wealth management and capital markets. Since its establishment in 1950, the Company has been driven by an unwavering commitment to building lasting client relationships. We achieve this by generating value for our individual, institutional and corporate clients through comprehensive investment solutions, brokerage services and investment banking services. The Company has wealth management offices located in Canada, the UK, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man and Australia. Canaccord Genuity, the international capital markets division, operates in North America, UK & Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. is publicly traded under the symbol CF on the TSX.
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