New Talisman advises that it intends to make a rights issue offer to existing shareholders in Australia and New Zealand of one new share for every two shares held at the Record Date on payment of NZ$0.008 or AU$0.008 per new share. The pricing of such rights issue offer represents a significant discount to shareholders (being an approximate 38% discount on the NZX 5 day VWAP).
New Talisman intends to use the proceeds from the Offer to initiate production at the Talisman Mine and fund general working capital. 565,883,501 shares are currently on issue and up to 282,941,751 New Shares can be issued.
The offer is intended to be made in New Zealand under the ‘same class quoted products’ regime introduced on 1 April 2014 and in Australia under the similar regime under s 708AA Corporations Act 2001.
New Talisman will be releasing its preliminary financial results before the record date for the issue. It intends to release the Offer Document for the issue to the market on or about 6 May 2014, together with the “cleansing notices” required by the New Zealand ‘same class’ and the equivalent Australian legal regime.
Important dates for the issue are:
|Rights trading commences on the ASX||Wednesday 7 May 2014|
|Rights trading commences on the NZX Main Board||Wednesday 7 May 2014|
|Record Date for determining Entitlements||7.00pm (NZ time), Friday 9 May 2014|
|Opening Date||Monday, 12 May 2014|
|Expected dispatch of Prospectus enclosing the Entitlement and Acceptance Forms||Wednesday 14 May 2014|
|Rights trading ends on the ASX||7.00pm (NZ time) and 5.00pm (AEST), Monday 26 May 2014|
|Rights trading ends on the NZX Main Board||5:00pm (NZ time) and 3:00pm (AEST), Tuesday 27 May 2014|
|Closing Date (last day for receipt of the completed Entitlement and Acceptance Form with payment and last day for renunciations)||5.00pm (NZ time) and 3.00pm (AEST), Tuesday 3 June 2014|
|Allotment and issue of New Shares and Options and dispatch of holding certificates (Issue Date)||Tuesday 10 June 2014|
These dates are subject to change and are indicative only. New Talisman reserves the right to amend this timetable, subject to the Listing Rules and all applicable laws, including by extending the Closing Date. New Talisman reserves the right to withdraw the Offer and issue New Shares at any time before the Issue Date in its absolute discretion.
Application has been made for permission to quote the Rights on the NZX Main Board and all the requirements of NZX Limited (NZX) relating thereto that can be complied with on or before the date of this announcement have been duly complied with. The new shares have been accepted for quotation by NZX and will be quoted upon completion of allotment procedures. NZX accepts no responsibility for any statement in this announcement. NZX Main Board is a registered market operated by NZX, which is a registered exchange under the Securities Markets Act 1988 (New Zealand).
Application will also be made to quote the Rights on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), and for quotation of the new share on ASX. However ASX Limited accepts no responsibility for any statement in this announcement. ASX is not regulated under New Zealand law.