Castlecap Capital Inc. Announces Changes in Accordance with Updated CPC Policy
Calgary, Alberta - TheNewswire – May 7, 2021. Castlecap Capital Inc. (“Castlecap” or the “Company”) (TSXV:CSTL.P), a capital pool company pursuant to Policy 2.4 of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”), is pleased to announce that due to changes by the Exchange to its Capital Pool Company program and changes to the Exchange's Policy 2.4 - Capital Pool Companies, which become effective as at January 1, 2021 (the "Updated CPC Policy"), the Company intends to implement certain amendments to align its policies with the Updated CPC Policy.
Pursuant to the Updated CPC Policy, in order for the Company to align certain of its policies with the Updated CPC Policy it is required to obtain the approval of disinterested shareholders of the Company. As a result, the Company will be seeking such approval at its upcoming annual general and special meeting of shareholders scheduled to be held on June 14, 2021 (the "Meeting"), for the following matters: (i) to remove the consequences of failing to complete a Qualifying Transaction within 24 months of the Company's date of listing on the Exchange (the "Listing Date"); and (ii) to amend the escrow release conditions and certain other provisions of the Company's escrow agreement dated February 25, 2019 among the Company, TSX Trust Company and certain shareholders of the Company (the "Escrow Agreement"). These proposed amendments are described in further detail below.
Removal of the Consequences of Failing to Complete a QT within 24 Months of the Listing Date
Under the Exchange's former Policy 2.4 – Capital Pool Companies (as at June 14, 2010) (the "Former Policy") there are certain consequences if a QT was not completed within 24 months of the Listing Date. These consequences included a potential for the common shares of the Company (the "Shares") to be delisted or suspended, or, subject to the approval of the majority of the Company's shareholders, transferring Shares to list on the NEX and cancelling certain seed shares. The Updated CPC Policy has removed these consequences assuming disinterested shareholder approval is obtained. The Company intends to ask disinterested shareholders to approve the removal of such consequences at the Meeting, as it believes that it will afford the Company greater flexibility to complete a QT that is beneficial to all interested parties and will also allow the Company to better withstand market volatility.
Amendments to the Escrow Agreement
The Company intends to ask disinterested shareholders to approve the Company making certain amendments to the Escrow Agreement, including allowing the Company's escrowed securities to be subject to an 18 month escrow release schedule as detailed in the Updated CPC Policy, rather than the current 36 month escrow release schedule in the Former Policy. In addition, the Company wishes to amend the Escrow Agreement such that all options granted prior to the date the Exchange issues a final bulletin for the QT ("Final QT Exchange Bulletin") and all Shares that were issued upon exercise of such options prior to the date of the Final QT Exchange Bulletin will be released from escrow on the date of the Final QT Exchange Bulletin, other than options that (a) were granted prior to the initial public offering with an exercise price that is less than the issue price of the Shares issued in the initial public offering and (b) any Shares that were issued pursuant to the exercise of such options, which will be released from escrow in accordance with the 18 month escrow release schedule as detailed in the Updated CPC Policy.
About Castlecap Capital Inc.
Castlecap is a capital pool company pursuant to Exchange Policy 2.4 that completed its initial public offering and obtained a listing on the Exchange in May 2019 (trading symbol: "CASTL.P"). Castlecap does not carry on any active business activity other than reviewing potential transactions that would qualify as Castlecap’sQT.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Charles R. Chebry
President, CEO, Secretary and Director
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