Sandvine Receives Approval For Stock Buyback Program and Announces Establishment of Automatic Share Repurchase Plan
Waterloo, Canada; October 9, 2014 – Sandvine Corporation (TSX:SVC) (“Sandvine”) today announced that it has received acceptance from the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) of Sandvine’s notice of intention to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid (“NCIB”), as announced on September 9. Under the NCIB, during the one-year period commencing October 13, 2014 and ending October 12, 2015, Sandvine can purchase for cancellation up to 13,894,102 of its common shares (“Shares”), representing approximately ten percent of its public float as of October 8, 2014. The purchase program will be administered through the facilities of the TSX, or alternative trading systems, if eligible, and will conform to their regulations.
The actual number of Shares purchased, the timing of purchases and the price at which the Shares are bought will depend upon future market conditions, and upon potential alternative uses for Sandvine’s cash resources. Any purchases will be made by Sandvine at the prevailing market price of the Shares at the time of purchase and will be subject to a maximum daily purchase volume of 121,248 Shares except as otherwise permitted under the TSX NCIB rules. All Shares purchased under the NCIB will immediately be cancelled. As at October 8, 2014, Sandvine had 150,469,805 Shares issued and outstanding.
Sandvine also announced that it has entered into an automatic share purchase plan (“ASPP”) with a broker in order to facilitate repurchases of its Shares under its NCIB. Under Sandvine’s ASPP, commencing October 14th, Sandvine’s broker may repurchase Shares under the NCIB at any time including without limitation when Sandvine would ordinarily not be permitted to due to regulatory restrictions or self-imposed blackout periods. Purchases will be made by Sandvine’s broker based upon the parameters prescribed by the TSX and the terms of the parties’ written agreement. The ASPP will be put in place for the one-year period of the NCIB. The automatic share purchase plan has been reviewed by the TSX.
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