Goldmoney Inc. (TSX:XAU) (Goldmoney or the Company) announces acceptance by the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) of Goldmoneys Notice of Intention to make a normal course issuer bid (the “NCIB”) to purchase for cancellation 3,000,000 common shares (the Shares) of Goldmoney, representing 3.9% of the issued and outstanding common shares as at March 1, 2019.
As of March 1, 2019, Goldmoney had 77,280,183 common shares issued and outstanding.
The NCIB will commence on March 11, 2019 and will terminate on March 10, 2020 or at such earlier date in the event that the number of Shares sought in the NCIB has been repurchased. Goldmoney reserves the right to terminate the NCIB earlier if it feels that it is appropriate to do so.
All Shares will be purchased on the open market through the facilities of the TSX as well as on alternative Canadian trading systems at prevailing market rates and any Shares purchased by Goldmoney will be cancelled. The actual number of Shares that may be purchased and the timing of any such purchases will be determined by Goldmoney. Any purchases made by Goldmoney pursuant to the NCIB will be made in accordance with the rules and policies of the TSX.
During the most recently completed six month period, the average daily trading volume for the common shares of Goldmoney on the TSX was 119,952 common shares. Consequently, under the policies of the TSX, Goldmoney will have the right to repurchase under its NCIB, during any one trading day, a maximum of 29,988 Shares, representing 25% of the average daily trading volume. In addition, Goldmoney will be allowed to make, once per calendar week, a block purchase (as such term is defined in the TSX Company Manual) of Shares not directly or indirectly owned by the insiders of Goldmoney, in accordance with TSX policies. Goldmoney will fund the purchases through available cash.
The Board of Directors believes the underlying value of Goldmoney may not be reflected in the market price of its common shares from time to time and that, at appropriate times, repurchasing the Shares through the NCIB may represent a good use of Goldmoneys financial resources, as such action can protect and enhance shareholder value when opportunities or volatility arise. Therefore, the Board of Directors has determined that the NCIB is in the best interest of Goldmoney and its shareholders.
Goldmoney obtained TSX approval for a previous notice of intention to conduct a normal course issuer bid to purchase up to 3,000,000 common shares for the period of March 7, 2018 to March 6, 2019. As at the close of trading on March 1, 2019, Goldmoney has repurchased through open market transactions on the TSX and alternative Canadian trading systems a total of 314,300 common shares at a weighted average price of $1.92 pursuant to its previous normal course issuer bid.
About Goldmoney Inc.
Goldmoney Inc. (TSX: XAU) is a precious metal focused company that safeguards $1.8 billion of assets owned by clients located in over 150 countries. The companys activities include: sale and purchase of precious metals and their storage through Goldmoney.com, online jewelry retailing through Mene.com (TSX-V: MENE), coin and bar sales and purchases through SchiffGold.com, and gold and silver collateralized lending and borrowing through LendBorrowTrust.com. Through these businesses Goldmoney provides its shareholders with long-term exposure to the precious metals. For more information about Goldmoney, visit goldmoney.com.
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Forward-looking information in this release includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to: service times for transactions on the Goldmoney network; growth of the Companys business, expected results of operations, and the market for the Companys products and services and competitive conditions. This forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Company at the time it was made, and involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others: the Companys operating history; history of operating losses; future capital needs and uncertainty of additional financing; fluctuations in the market price of the Companys common shares; the effect of government regulation and compliance on the Company and the industry; legal and regulatory change and uncertainty; jurisdictional factors associated with international operations; foreign restrictions on the Companys operations; product development and rapid technological change; dependence on technical infrastructure; protection of intellectual property; use and storage of personal information and compliance with privacy laws; network security risks; risk of system failure or inadequacy; the Companys ability to manage rapid growth; competition; the ability to identify opportunities for growth internally and through acquisitions and strategic relationships on terms which are economic or at all; effectiveness of the Companys risk management and internal controls; use of the Companys services for improper or illegal purposes; uninsured and underinsured losses; theft & risk of physical harm to personnel; precious metal trading risks; and volatility of precious metals prices & public interest in precious metals investment; and those risks set out in the Companys most recently filed annual information form, available on SEDAR. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, except as required by law.
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