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BioSyent Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid
TORONTO, Dec. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioSyent Inc. (“BioSyent”, “the Company”, TSX Venture: RX) is pleased to announce that the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”) has accepted the Company’s Notice of Intention to Make a Normal Course Issuer Bid (the “NCIB”). Pursuant to the NCIB, BioSyent may purchase for cancellation up to 950,000 of its common shares (“Shares”) over a 12-month period, representing approximately 6.54% of the Shares outstanding as of December 4, 2018.
The NCIB will commence on December 10, 2018 and terminate on December 9, 2019, or such earlier date on which purchases under the NCIB have been completed. Purchases of Shares under the NCIB will be made through the facilities of the TSX-V or alternative Canadian trading systems at the market price of the Shares at the time of acquisition. The number of Shares the Company is permitted to purchase during any 30-day period is limited to 290,423 Common Shares, representing 2% of the total issued and outstanding Shares. Shares purchased under the NCIB will be cancelled.
BioSyent has entered into an automatic share purchase plan with a broker, Raymond James Ltd., in connection with the NCIB to allow for the purchase of Shares during certain pre-determined blackout periods. Outside of these pre-determined blackout periods, Shares will be purchased at the discretion of senior management of BioSyent.
BioSyent believes that the Shares may from time to time trade in a price range that does not adequately reflect the value of the Shares in relation to its activities and future prospects. As a result, BioSyent believes that the purchase of Shares, from time to time, would be an appropriate use of corporate funds in light of potential benefits to remaining shareholders.
About BioSyent Inc.
Listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol “RX”, BioSyent is a profitable growth-oriented specialty pharmaceutical company focused on in-licensing or acquiring innovative pharmaceutical and other healthcare products that have been successfully developed, are safe and effective, and have a proven track record of improving the lives of patients. BioSyent supports the healthcare professionals that treat these patients by marketing its products through its community, hospital and international business units.
As of the date of this press release, the Company has 14,521,154 common shares issued and outstanding.
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All statements in this press release that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute forward-looking statements as of the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "anticipate", "seek", "plan", "believe" or "continue" or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology. Such statements relate to, among other things, the Company’s intention to purchase Shares pursuant to the NCIB, the Company’s belief that the Shares may from time to time be undervalued and that purchases of Shares under the NCIB will provide benefits to shareholders. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements, which are not guarantees and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which may cause actual performance and financial results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only at the date of this press release and, except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not undertake to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.
For further information please contact:
Mr. René C. Goehrum
President and CEO
Tel: (905) 206-0013