Securities Law

62-902F - Take Over Bid Circular [BCF - Rescinded]

Published Date: 2001-06-01
Effective Date: 2001-05-31
Rescinded Date: 2008-02-01
Document(s):

This is the form required under section 108 (7) of the Securities Act for a take over bid circular.

BC FORM 62-902F (Previously Form 32)

Securities Act

TAKE OVER BID CIRCULAR

ITEM 1 Name of Offeror

ITEM 2 Name of Offeree Issuer

ITEM 3 Securities Subject to Bid

State the class of securities that are the subject of the bid and a description of the rights of the holders of any other class of securities that have a right to participate in the offer.

ITEM 4 Ownership of Securities of Offeree Issuer

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

(a) each associate of a director or senior officer of the offeror;

(b) any person holding more than 10 per cent of any class of equity securities of the offeror; and

(c) any person acting jointly or in concert with the offeror

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

ITEM 5 Trading in Securities of Offeree Issuer

State, where known after reasonable enquiry has been made, the number and designation of any securities of the offeree issuer traded by the persons referred to in item 4 during the six-month period preceding the date of the take over bid, including the purchase or sale price and the date of each such transaction. If no such securities were traded, so state.

ITEM 6 Commitments to Acquire Securities of Offeree Issuer

Disclose all arrangements, agreements, commitments or understandings made by the offeror, and, where known after reasonable enquiry, by the persons referred to in item 4 to acquire equity securities of the offeree issuer, and the terms and conditions of any such commitments.

ITEM 7 Terms and Conditions of the Bid

State the terms of the take over bid. State, where the obligation of the offeror to take up and pay for securities under the take over bid is conditional, the particulars of each condition.

ITEM 8 Payment for Deposited Securities

State the particulars of the method and time of payment of the cash or other consideration to be paid for the securities of the offeree issuer.

ITEM 9 Right to Withdraw Deposited Securities

Describe the withdrawal rights of the security holders of the offeree issuer under the bid. State that notice of withdrawal of securities deposited must be given in a manner that provides the depository designated under the bid with a written or printed copy and must be actually received by the depository.

ITEM 10 Arrangements to Pay for Deposited Securities

State the source of any funds to be used for payment and, if such funds are to be borrowed, the terms of the loan, the circumstances under which it must be repaid and the proposed method of repayment.

ITEM 11 Trading in the Securities to be Acquired

State the principal market or markets for the securities of the offeree issuer sought to be acquired pursuant to the take over bid and indicate any change in a principal market that is planned following the bid, including but not limited to listing or de-listing on a stock exchange. Furnish, where reasonably ascertainable, a summary showing in reasonable detail the volume of trading and price range of the securities in the six-month period preceding the date of the take over bid. State the date that the take over bid to which this circular relates was announced to the public and the market price of the securities immediately before such announcement.

ITEM 12 Arrangements Between the Offeror and the Directors and Officers of 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 take over bid is successful.

ITEM 13 Material Changes in Affairs of Offeree Issuer

State the particulars of any information known to the offeror that indicates any material change in the affairs of the offeree issuer since the date of the last published interim or annual financial statement of the offeree issuer.

ITEM 14 Valuation

Where a valuation is provided pursuant to a legal requirement or otherwise

(a) include a summary of the valuation disclosing the basis of computation, scope of review, relevant factors and their values, and the key assumptions on which the valuation is based; and

(b) advise where copies of the valuation are available for inspection and state that a copy of the valuation will be sent to any registered holder of securities of the offeree issuer sought to be acquired upon payment of a charge sufficient to cover copying and postage.

ITEM 15 Securities of an Offeror or Other Issuer to be Exchanged for Securities of Offeree Issuer

(1) Where a take over bid provides that the consideration for the securities of the offeree issuer is to be, in whole or in part, securities of an offeror or other issuer, include the information prescribed by the form of prospectus appropriate for the offeror or issuer whose securities are being offered in exchange for the securities of the offeree issuer.

(2) Where the form of prospectus so requires, include the financial statements of the offeror or other issuer required to be included in such prospectus, including, where the consideration is securities of the offeror,

(a) pro forma balance sheet and income statement of the offeror giving effect to the exchange of securities as at the date of the most recent balance sheet of the offeror that is included in the circular based on the information in the most recent audited financial statements of the offeree issuer;

(b) a description of the basis of preparation of the pro forma financial statements; and

(c) the basic and fully diluted earnings per share based on the pro forma financial statements.

(3) State the particulars of any information known to the offeror that indicates any material change in the affairs of the offeror or other issuer since the date of the last published interim or annual financial statement of the offeror or other issuer.

ITEM 16 Right of Appraisal and Acquisition

State any rights of appraisal the security holders of the offeree issuer have under the laws governing the offeree issuer and state whether or not the offeror intends to exercise any right of acquisition the offeror may have.

ITEM 17 Market Purchases of Securities

State whether or not the offeror intends to purchase in the market securities that are the subject of the take over bid.

ITEM 18 Material Changes in the Affairs of Offeree Issuer

Disclose the particulars of any plans or proposals of the offeror for material changes in the affairs of the offeree issuer, including for example, any proposal to liquidate the issuer, to sell, lease or exchange all or a substantial part of its assets, to amalgamate it with any other business organization or to make any material changes in its business, corporate structure (debt or equity), management or personnel.

ITEM 19 Other Material Facts

Describe

(a) any material facts concerning the securities of the offeree issuer; and

(b) any other matter not disclosed in the foregoing that has not previously been generally disclosed and is known to the offeror but which would reasonably be expected to affect the decision of the security holders of the offeree issuer to accept or reject the offer.

ITEM 20 Judicial Developments

Where the take over bid is an insider bid or where the offeror anticipates that a going private transaction will follow the take over bid, include reference to recent legal developments, if any, relating to the type of transaction or proposed transaction.

ITEM 21 Disclosure in Accordance with BCF 62-903F

In the case of a take over bid to which item 20 applies, include the disclosure required by BCF 62-903F.

ITEM 22 Approval of Take Over Bid Circular

Where the take over bid is made by or on behalf of an offeror that has directors as defined in the Act, state that the take over bid circular has been approved by its board of directors and that the delivery of the take over bid circular to the security holders of the offeree issuer has been authorized by its board of directors.

ITEM 23 Solicitations

Disclose any person retained by or on behalf of the offeror to make solicitations in respect of the bid and the particulars of the compensation arrangements.

ITEM 24 Certificate

Include a certificate in the following form signed, where the take over bid is made by or on behalf of a person, other than an individual, by the chief executive officer, the chief financial officer and on behalf of the board of directors, by any two directors of the person other than the foregoing, all duly authorized to sign* and, where the take over bid is made by or on behalf of an individual, by the individual:

"The foregoing contains no untrue statement of a material fact and does not omit to state a material fact that is required to be stated or that is necessary to make a statement not misleading in the light of the circumstances in which it was made."

* Where the person has fewer than four directors and senior officers, the certificate must be signed by all of them.

ITEM 25 Date of Take Over Bid Circular