Guardian Capital Group Limited

Guardian Capital Group Limited

November 17, 2011 10:22 ET

Guardian Capital Group Limited Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2011) - Guardian Capital Group Limited ("Guardian") (TSX:GCG)(TSX:GCG.A) announced today that it intends to purchase by means of a Normal Course Issuer Bid, during the period from November 18, 2011 to November 17, 2012, up to 99,435 or 2% of its outstanding Common Shares, entitled to one vote per share, and up to 2,239,785 or 10% of its Public Float of non-voting Class A Shares. These shares will be purchased at market prices, on the Toronto Stock Exchange. There were 4,971,748 Common Shares and 28,872,219 Class A Shares outstanding at November 7, 2011. Guardian intends to purchase the shares for cancellation because it believes that, from time to time, the shares are undervalued at prevailing market prices, based on Guardian's earnings and prospects and accordingly, Guardian is of the opinion that the purchase of shares is an appropriate use of corporate funds to increase shareholder value.

In the last 12 months under its previous Normal Course Issuer Bid, in effect during the period from November 16, 2010 to November 15, 2011, Guardian purchased for cancellation no Common Shares and 287,550 Class A Shares, at an average price of $9.75 per Class A Share. All of these shares were purchased prior to October 31, 2011.

The average daily trading volume for Guardian's shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange during the period of May 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011, excluding purchases made by Guardian under its previous Normal Course Issuer Bid during the same period, was as follows: Common Shares – 1,010 shares; and Class A Shares – 29,000 shares. Except as otherwise permitted by the Toronto Stock Exchange, daily purchases under the bid will be limited to 1,000 Common Shares and 7,250 Class A Shares, other than block purchase exceptions.

Guardian has filed a Notice of Intention in this regard, with the Toronto Stock Exchange, which Notice has been accepted by the Exchange.

Contact Information

  • Guardian Capital Group Limited
    C. Verner Christensen
    (416) 947-4093

    Guardian Capital Group Limited
    George Mavroudis
    (416) 364-8341