February 11, 2019 | Montréal, Québec
5N Plus Inc. (TSX:VNP) (“5N Plus” or the “Company”), a leading global producer of engineered materials and specialty chemicals, announces that, at a special meeting of its shareholders held today in Montreal, Quebec (the “Meeting”), shareholders voted to approve the following resolution (reproduced in its entirety in the Company’s Management Proxy Circular dated January 11, 2019):
The stated capital of the common shares of 5N Plus be reduced to US$5 million and the amount of the reduction be added to the contributed surplus of the Company pursuant to Section 38(1) of the Canada Business Corporation Act (the “Stated Capital Reduction”).
Richard Perron, Chief Financial Officer, commented “The Company believes that the reduction of stated capital will benefit the Company on a go-forward basis by providing more flexibility in managing its capital structure, including its ability to pay dividends and repurchase common shares.” Mr. Perron added “The reduction of stated capital will not result in any change to shareholders' equity as presented in the Company's financial statements and therefore will not affect the Company's book value.” Mr. Perron concluded “The reduction of stated capital will also have no impact on the day-to-day operations of the Company and will not, on its own, alter the financial condition of the Company.”
The resolution regarding the Stated Capital Reduction was approved by holders representing approximately 82.54% of 5N Plus’ common shares who voted on the resolution. Final voting results of the Meeting will be filed with the Canadian securities regulators at www.SEDAR.com.
5N Plus is a leading global producer of engineered materials and specialty chemicals with integrated recycling and refining assets to manage the sustainability of its business model. The Company is headquartered in Montreal, Québec, Canada and operates R&D, manufacturing and commercial centers in several locations in Europe, the Americas and Asia. 5N Plus deploys a range of proprietary and proven technologies to produce products which are used as enabling precursors by its customers in a number of advanced electronics, optoelectronics, pharmaceutical, health, renewable energy and industrial applications. Many of the materials produced by 5N Plus are critical for the functionality and performance of the products and systems produced by its customers, many of whom are leaders within their industry.
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