British Columbia Securities Commission

British Columbia Securities Commission

July 15, 2011 13:45 ET

BCSC Executive Director's Bulletin: Securities Regulator Issues Notice of Hearing Seeking Orders Against Two B.C. Residents for Insider Trading

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2011) - The executive director of the British Columbia Securities Commission has issued a notice of hearing alleging that two B.C. men breached securities laws when they purchased securities in a mining company that was engaged in an acquisition. The notice alleges that both men had knowledge of the acquisition before it was made public.

The notice of hearing alleges that David Charles Greenway (Greenway) and Kjeld Werbes (Werbes) purchased securities of Global Uranium Corp. (Global Uranium) with knowledge of the company's acquisition of mining claims in Arizona (known as the Anderson Property) before that information was made public.

The notice also alleges that:

  • Between late 2009 and early 2010, Greenway introduced the Anderson Property to Global Uranium as a possible acquisition opportunity, and recommended Werbes to the company as the solicitor to structure the transaction.
  • Werbes acted as solicitor to Global Uranium, Concentric Energy Corp. (the company that owned the Anderson Property) and Greenway during the acquisition.
  • Between March 31 and April 16, 2010, the period during which the acquisition took place, Greenway and Werbes were each in a special relationship with Global Uranium and had knowledge of the acquisition before it was generally disclosed.
  • During this period, Greenway purchased 68,500 shares and Werbes purchased 20,000 shares of Global Uranium.

These allegations have not been proven. Counsel for the executive director will apply to set dates for a hearing into the allegations before a panel of commissioners on July 26, 2011.

The B.C. Securities Commission is the independent provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the province. You may view the notice of hearing on our website www.bcsc.bc.ca by typing Greenway or Werbes, or 2011 BCSECCOM 335 in the search box. Information regarding disciplinary proceedings can be found in the Enforcement section (http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/enforcement.asp) of the BCSC website.

Please visit the Canadian Securities Administrators' Disciplined Persons List (http://www.securities-administrators.ca/disciplinedpersons.aspx?id=74) for information relating to persons disciplined by provincial securities regulators, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA).

If you have questions, contact Richard Gilhooley, media relations, 604-899-6713. For public inquiries, call 604-899-6854 or 1-800-373-6393 (toll free).

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Contact Information

  • British Columbia Securities Commission
    Richard Gilhooley
    Media Relations
    604-899-6713 or (Canada) 1-800-373-6393
    www.bcsc.bc.ca