Roxgold Inc issued the following announcement on April 30.
Roxgold Inc. (“Roxgold” or the “Company”) (TSX: ROXG) (OTC: ROGFF) announces that its board has approved Roxgold implementing a normal course issuer bid ("NCIB") and a Notice of Intention to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid has been filed with, and accepted by, the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX").
The Company is implementing the NCIB as it believes that from time to time the market price of Roxgold’s Common Shares ("Common Shares") does not reflect the underlying value of the Common Shares. This belief is based on Roxgold’s excellent operational track record, highlighted by the recently announced first quarter gold production results of 40,452 ounces from the Company’s Yaramoko Gold mine (see press release dated April 9, 2018), which has resulted in Roxgold continuing to build a strong balance sheet with a March 31, 2018 cash balance of US$72.2 million. The NCIB will allow Roxgold to purchase Common Shares for cancellation if, in the opinion of management, the purchases can be made on terms which will enhance the value of the remaining outstanding Common Shares.
The NCIB will commence on May 2, 2018 and will terminate on the earlier of: (i) May 1, 2019; and (ii) the date on which the maximum number of Common Shares that can be acquired pursuant to the NCIB are purchased. Purchases of Common Shares under the NCIB will be effected through the facilities of the TSX or alternative Canadian trading systems at the market price at the time of purchase.
Roxgold may purchase up to 10,000,000 Common Shares under the NCIB (representing 2.7% of Roxgold’s issued and outstanding Common Shares), which is below the maximum allowed under TSX regulations of 18,673,454 Common Shares, such maximum being 5% of Roxgold’s issued and outstanding Common Shares as at April 18, 2018. Pursuant to the rules of the TSX, the maximum number of Common Shares that the Company may purchase under the NCIB in any one day is 94,810Common Shares, which is 25% of the average daily trading volume of the Common Shares on the TSX for the six months ended March 29, 2018, being 379,242 Common Shares. As of April 18, 2018, Roxgold had 373,469,095 Common Shares issued and outstanding. Roxgold may also make one block purchase per calendar week which exceeds such daily purchase restriction, subject to the rules of the TSX. Any Common Shares purchased pursuant to the NCIB will be cancelled by the Company.
Roxgold may establish an automatic share purchase plan under which the designated NCIB broker could purchase Common Shares pursuant to the NCIB based on parameters established by the Company. Any such plan would be subject to the prior approval of the TSX.
Original source: http://www.roxgold.com/roxgold-announces-a-normal-course-issuer-bid/