Securities Law

62-502F3 - Directors' Circular [F Proposed - Lapsed]

Published Date: 2004-06-25
Rescinded Date: 2006-05-31
June 25, 2004Proposed
Form 62-502F3
Directors' Circular

This is the form required under section 20(8) of
BC Instrument 62-502 Takeover Bids and Issuer Bids for a directors’ circular.

1. Name of offeror

2. Name of offeree issuer

3. Names of directors of the offeree issuer

4. Ownership of securities of offeree issuer

State the number, designation and the percentage of outstanding securities of any class of securities of the offeree issuer beneficially owned or over which control or direction is exercised by each director and senior officer of the offeree issuer, and, where known after reasonable enquiry, by:
(a) each associate of a director or senior officer of the offeree issuer,

(b) any person holding more than 10 per cent of any class of equity securities of the offeree issuer, and

(c) any person acting jointly or in concert with the offeree issuer,

or, in each case where no securities are so owned, directed or controlled, a statement to that effect.

5. Acceptance of takeover bid

Where known after reasonable enquiry, state the name of every person named in item 4 who has accepted or intends to accept the offer and the number of securities in respect of which such person has accepted or intends to accept the offer.

6. Ownership of securities of offeror

Where a takeover bid is made by or on behalf of an offeror that is an issuer, state the number, designation and percentage of outstanding securities of any class of securities of the offeror beneficially owned or over which control or direction is exercised by the offeree issuer, by each director and senior officer of the offeree issuer, and, where known after reasonable enquiry, by:
(a) each associate of a director or senior officer of the offeree issuer,

(b) any person holding more than 10 per cent of any class of equity securities of the offeree issuer, and

(c) any person acting jointly or in concert with the offeree issuer,

or, in each case where no securities are so owned, directed or controlled, a statement to that effect.

7. Relationship between the offeror and the directors and senior officers of the offeree issuer

State the particulars of any arrangement, agreement, commitment or understanding made or proposed to be made between the offeror and any of the directors or senior officers of the offeree issuer, including particulars of any payment or other benefit proposed to be made or given by way of compensation for loss of office or as to their remaining in or retiring from office if the takeover bid is successful. State also, whether any directors or senior officers of the offeree issuer are also directors or senior officers of the offeror or any subsidiary of the offeror and identify such persons.

8. Agreement between offeree issuer and officers and directors

State the particulars of any arrangement, agreement, commitment or understanding made or proposed to be made between the offeree issuer and any of the directors or senior officers of the offeree issuer, including particulars of any payment or other benefit proposed to be made or given by way of compensation for loss of office or as to their remaining in or retiring from office if the takeover bid is successful.

9. Interests of directors and senior officers of the offeree issuer in material contracts of the offeror

State whether any director or senior officer of the offeree issuer and their associates and, where known to the directors or senior officers after reasonable inquiry, whether any person who owns more than 10 per cent of any class of equity securities of the offeree issuer for the time being outstanding has any interest in any material contract to which the offeror is a party, and if so, state particulars of the nature and extent of such interest.

10. Trading by directors and officers

(1) State the number of securities of the offeree issuer traded, the purchase or sale price and the date of each transaction during the six month period preceding the date of the directors' circular by the offeree issuer and each director and senior officer of the offeree issuer, and, where known after reasonable equity, by:
(a) each associate of a director or senior officer of the offeree issuer,

(b) any person holding more than 10 per cent of a class of equity securities of the offeree issuer, and

(c) any person acting jointly or in concert with the offeree issuer.

(2) Disclose the number and price of securities of the offeree issuer of the class of securities subject to the bid or convertible into securities of that class that have been issued to the directors and senior officers of the offeree issuer during the two-year period preceding the date of the circular.

11. Additional information

If any information required to be disclosed by the takeover bid circular prepared by the offeror has been presented incorrectly or is misleading, supply any additional information within the knowledge of the offeree issuer which would make the information in the circular correct or not misleading.

12. Other information

State the particulars of any other information not disclosed in the foregoing but known to the directors which would reasonably be expected to affect the decision of the security holders of the offeree issuer to accept or reject the offer.

13. Recommending acceptance or rejection of bid

Include either a recommendation to accept or reject the takeover bid and the reasons for such recommendation or a statement that the board of directors is unable to make or is not making a recommendation and if no recommendation is made, the reasons for not making a recommendation. Where a board of directors of an offeree issuer is considering recommending acceptance or rejection of a takeover bid at the time of sending a directors' circular, state that fact and, if desired, advise the security holders of the offeree issuer not to tender their securities until a further communication is received from the directors.

14. Response of offeree issuer

(1) Describe any transaction, board resolution, agreement in principle or signed contract of the offeree issuer in response to the bid.

(2) Disclose whether there are any negotiations underway in response to the bid which relate to or would result in:
(a) an extraordinary transaction such as a merger or reorganization involving the offeree issuer or a subsidiary,

(b) the purchase, sale or transfer of a material amount of assets by the offeree issuer or a subsidiary,

(c) an issuer bid for or other acquisition of securities by or of the offeree issuer, or

(d) any material change in the present capitalization or dividend policy of the offeree issuer.

If there is an agreement in principle, give full particulars.

15. Approval of directors' circular

State that the directors' circular has been approved by the directors of the offeree issuer and that the delivery of the directors' circular has been authorized by the directors of the offeree issuer.

16. Financial statements

Where unaudited financial statements of the offeree issuer are included in a directors' circular, include a report of the chief financial officer of the offeree issuer, stating whether in his opinion the financial statements present fairly the financial position of the offeree issuer and the results of its operations for the period under review.

17. Date of directors' circular


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Instructions

(1) You must prepare this circular using plain language. The Issuers Guide gives examples of how to do this.

(2) You do not need to discuss the items required in exactly the order they appear in the form if you think a different presentation will be easier to follow. However, we encourage you to organize the information according to subject matter and to include appropriate headings.

(3) You may present information in the form of a table.

(4) If more than one item requires you to disclose the same information, you need only disclose that information once.

(5) You do not need to provide disclosure about, or refer to, any item that does not apply.