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AUGUSTA INDUSTRIES $AAO.ca Normal Course Issuer Bid (NCIB) A Winning Move After Lock-Up Agreement $PHO.ca $DYA.ca $OPS.ca

Posted by Er at 12:57 PM on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Following the November 9th announcement of a Lock-Up Agreement for 32% of the company’s shares, Augusta has surprised the market announcing a NCIB whereas up to 17,340,061 common shares representing up to 10% of the Company’s public float will be purchased through an Agent and subsequently cancelled. Once again AAO is demonstrating its commitment to create shareholder value through the process of reducing the available shares on the open market.

Allen Lone, President and CEO of Augusta stated:

The Company believes that the purchase of the Shares will increase the proportionate interest of, and be advantageous to, all remaining security holders.”

Not only is this excellent news for existing shareholders, it could potentially lead a surge in price if recent examples of NCIB’s in the market are any indicator; especially considering the following are peers of AAO.v:

Spartan Energy (TSX SPE)

Announced NCIB buy back August 22nd when price was $5.11. It went as high as $7.37.                                         Spartan’s NCIB buy back was based on 5% of 175m outstanding or 8.7 million shares

 

 

Genworth MI Canada Inc  (TSX MIC)

Announced their NCIB buy back May 2nd when price was $34.45. Genworth went as high
as $44.81. Their NCIB buy back was based on 5% of 90.9m outstanding, equivalent to 4.59 million shares

 

 

Augusta Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

Augusta Industries November 14th NCIB announcement for up to 17,340,061 common shares separates itself from its peers.  Not only is Augusta consuming for closure another 10% of the Company’s public float, it is sending a clear message to its current and prospective shareholders; the company is preparing itself for the market to take notice.  Augusta is removing more shares on a percentage basis at 10% than the 5% & 5% that  Spartan & Genworth each removed through their respective NCIB.

The AGM is December 29th

For more information about Augusta and the proposed Spin-Off, watch this interview with Allen Lone on AGORACOM.

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