EDMONTON, ALBERTA – Imperial Equities Inc. (TSX-V:IEI) today announced that it intends to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid through the facilities of and in accordance with the by-laws and rules of the Toronto Venture Exchange to be transacted through the facilities of the TSX and other Canadian marketplaces.
Imperial Equities Inc. currently has 9,773,642 outstanding common shares. The bid will allow Imperial to purchase up to 488,682 common shares, representing 5% of those outstanding. The bid will commence August 31, 2015 and terminate August 31, 2016, or earlier if the bid is complete. Purchases pursuant to the bid will be made through Canaccord Genuity Corp.
Imperial’s management team believes that the current share price does not reflect the real value of the company. “Imperial Equities shares have been trading thinly and at values less than breakup, despite the fact that real estate prices are at an all time high. It is cheaper to buy the stock that holds the property than it is to buy the property” said Sine Chadi, President and CEO of Imperial Equities.
Imperial Equities Inc. will purchase the common shares for cancellation which ultimately will result in increasing the proportionate interest of all remaining shareholders.