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Press release from Marketwire

Chesswood Renews Normal Course Issuer Bid

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chesswood Renews Normal Course Issuer Bid14:07 EDT Thursday, August 23, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 23, 2012) - Chesswood Group Limited ("Chesswood") (TSX:CHW) announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") has accepted its notice of intention to conduct a normal course issuer bid to enable it to purchase up to 658,943 of its 9,829,296 Common Shares ("Shares") outstanding, representing approximately 10 per cent of Chesswood's public float of 6,589,429 Shares as of August 21, 2012. The average daily trading volume of Chesswood for the past six months was 4,947, and a maximum of 1,236 Shares (being 25% of the average daily trading volume) may be purchased by Chesswood on any one day under its normal course issuer bid, except where purchases are made in accordance with "block purchases" exemptions under applicable TSX policies.Purchases may commence on August 25, 2012, and will terminate on the earlier of August 24, 2013, the date Chesswood completes its purchases pursuant to the notice of intention to make a normal course issuer bid filed with the TSX or the date of notice by Chesswood of termination of the bid. During the period from August 25, 2011 to August 24, 2012 inclusively, Chesswood purchased 58,538 of its outstanding Common Shares, at a weighted average price of $7.57. Chesswood will make purchases on the open market through the facilities of the TSX in accordance with the rules and policies of the TSX. The price that Chesswood will pay for any such Shares will be the market price of such Shares on the TSX at the time of acquisition. Shares purchased under the bid will be cancelled.About Chesswood Group Limited Chesswood Group Limited is a financial services company with operating businesses in both Canada and the U.S.This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. Many factors could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Barry ShafranChesswood Group Limited416-386-3099bshafran@chesswoodgroup.comNO STOCK EXCHANGE, SECURITIES COMMISSION OR OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.