Toscana Energy Commences Normal Course Issuer Bid
CALGARY, Alberta, May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Toscana Energy Income Corporation ("Toscana" or the "Corporation") (TSX:TEI) today announces that a Notice of Intention to commence its Normal Course Issuer Bid (the "Bid") has been approved by its Board of Directors (the "Board") and has been filed with and accepted by the Toronto Stock Exchange. The Corporation believes that the purchase of its shares at recent market prices is a worthwhile investment since, in its view, recent market prices of its shares do not properly reflect the underlying value of its assets and business.
Pursuant to the Bid, Toscana is authorized to repurchase up to 609,096 common shares in the capital of Toscana ("Common Shares"), which is equal to 10% of Toscana's public float and approximately 8.4% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares as at May 12, 2017. As at May 12, 2017, there were 7,289,003 Common Shares issued and outstanding. The average daily trading volume of the Corporation’s Common Shares from November 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017 was 11,312 Common Shares ("ADTV"). Accordingly, pursuant to the rules of the Toronto Stock Exchange, the maximum number of Common Shares that the Corporation may repurchase in any one day is 25% of the ADTV, which totals 2,828 Common Shares. Toscana may also make one block purchase per calendar week which exceeds the daily repurchase restriction.
The Bid will commence on May 23, 2017 and will terminate on the earlier of: (i) May 22, 2018; and (ii) the date on which the maximum number of Common Shares are purchased pursuant to the Bid. Purchases of Common Shares under the Bid will be effected through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange, other alternative trading platforms or any other exchange recognized or designated by the securities regulatory authorities as a "designated exchange" as such term is defined in Multilateral Instrument 62-104 – Take Over Bids and Issuer Bids, at the market price at the time of purchase. Common Shares purchased pursuant to the Bid will thereafter be cancelled.
National Bank Financial Inc. ("National Bank") will be the broker firm responsible for making purchases of Common Shares under the Bid on behalf of Toscana pursuant to an automatic share repurchase plan agreement to be dated as of May 23, 2017 between Toscana and National Bank (the "Agreement"). Concurrent with entering into the Agreement, Toscana provided National Bank with a certificate, executed by an officer of Toscana, confirming that Toscana is aware of the Agreement and that to the best knowledge of such officer, there is no material undisclosed information regarding Toscana. Pursuant to the Agreement, the timing for the purchase of Common Shares, the number of Common Shares purchased and the price payable for the Common Shares will be determined by National Bank in its sole discretion, without consultation with Toscana, having regard to the price limitations and other terms of the Agreement and the rules of the Toronto Stock Exchange.
About Toscana Energy Income Corporation
Toscana Energy Income Corporation is a conventional oil and gas producer with the mandate to acquire high quality, long life oil and gas assets including royalties, non-operated working interests and unitized production for yield and capital appreciation. Toscana Energy Income Corporation is managed by Sprott Toscana through Toscana Energy Corporation. Sprott Toscana is a member of the Sprott Group of Companies.
For further information, please visit our website at www.sprott-toscana.com or contact:
Joseph S. Durante, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (403) 410-6793
Fax: (403) 444-0090
Toscana Energy Income Corporation