OTTAWA, Canada December 2, 2016 - Intouch Insight Ltd. (“Intouch” or the “Company”) (TSXV: INX) announced today that the Board of Directors authorized the annual renewal of the Company’s normal course issuer bid (the "Bid", or “NCIB”), subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”).
Under its current NCIB, which entered into effect on December 17, 2015 and is set to expire on December 17, 2016, Intouch has repurchased, as of December 3, 2016, 395,500 common shares at an average price of $0.39 per share. All repurchased common shares have been cancelled.Under the renewed NCIB the Company may, over a twelve-month period, purchase for cancellation a maximum of 736,000 common shares representing approximately 5% of its current 14,729,478 common shares outstanding. No more than 2% being 295,000 common shares may be purchased in any 30-day period.
Future repurchase decisions will be based on market conditions, share price and other factors at Management’s discretion.
The Company has appointed Leede Jones Gable Inc., a Member of the TSXV, as the broker that will conduct the Bid on behalf of Intouch. The Bid is expected to commence on December 17, 2016, and will terminate on December 16, 2017, or on such earlier date as the Bid is complete or at the option of Intouch.
The Bid will be made through the facilities of the TSXV and the purchase and payment for the securities will be made in accordance with TSXV requirements at the market price of the common shares at the time of acquisition. All common shares purchased by Intouch under the Bid will be cancelled.
“Management of Intouch continues to believe that the current market price of the Company's common shares may not reflect their underlying value given the ongoing investment in new products and future potential of the company,” said Cameron Watt, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We anticipate that the purchase of common shares for cancellation will increase the proportionate interest of, and will be advantageous to, all remaining shareholders,” said Watt.
Certain statements included in this news release contain forward looking statements, which by their nature are necessarily subject to risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause 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 statements. Such statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events, and are based on information currently available to the Company and on hypotheses which it considers to be reasonable; however, management warns the reader that hypotheses relative to future events which are beyond the control of management could prove to be false, given that they are subject to certain risks and uncertainties.
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