Junex Inc.
TSX VENTURE : JNX

Junex Inc.

September 26, 2014 10:16 ET

Junex Adopts a Shareholder Rights Plan

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2014) - Junex Inc. (TSX VENTURE:JNX) ("Junex" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its board of directors (the "Board") has adopted a shareholder rights plan (the "Plan") to encourage a fair treatment of shareholders, should a take-over bid be made for Junex. The Plan will provide the Board and the shareholders, more time to consider unsolicited take-over bid for Junex. The Plan is intended to discourage coercive or unfair take-over bids and gives the Board time to pursue alternatives to maximize shareholder's value, if appropriate, in the event of an unsolicited take-over bid.

The Plan must be ratified by the shareholders within six months of the effective date of the Plan. Unless otherwise terminated in accordance with its terms, the Plan will terminate at the close of the third annual meeting of Junex shareholders following the meeting at which the Plan is ratified by shareholders, unless the Plan is reconfirmed and extended at such meeting.

The rights issued under the Plan will become exercisable only when a person, including any party related to it, acquires or announces its intention to acquire 20% or more of the outstanding shares of Junex without complying with the "Permitted Bid" provisions of the Plan or without approval of the Board. Should such acquisition occur, each right will, upon exercise, entitle a right holder other than the acquiring person or related persons to purchase shares of Junex at a discount to the market price at the time.

Under the Plan, a "Permitted Bid" is a bid made to all shareholders of Junex and is open for acceptance for not less than 60 days. If, at the end of such 60 day period, at least 50% of the outstanding shares, other than those owned by the offeror or certain related parties, have been tendered, the offeror may take up and pay for the shares but must extend the bid for a further 10 days to allow other shareholders to tender.

The Plan is similar to other shareholder rights plan recently adopted by several other Canadian companies and approved by their respective shareholders. A complete copy of the Plan, which remains subject to regulatory approval, will be available under Junex's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About Junex

Junex is a junior oil and gas exploration company that holds exploration rights on approximately 5.2 million acres of land located in the Appalachian basin in the Province of Quebec. The company is in the heart of the Utica Shale gas discovery located in the St. Lawrence Lowlands and holds a significant land-package on the Anticosti Island where an independent report has provided their Best Estimate of the undiscovered shale oil initially-in-place ("OIIP") volume for the Macasty Shale on all five of Junex's permits on Anticosti Island at 12.2 billion barrels. In parallel to its exploration efforts in Quebec and expansion of its exploration activities elsewhere, the company operates a drilling services division.

Forward-Looking Statements and Disclaimer

Certain statements in this press release may be forward-looking. Forward-looking statements are based on the best estimates available to Junex at the time and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Junex's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. A description of the risks affecting Junex's business and activities appears under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" on pages 8 to 11 of Junex's 2013 annual management's discussion and analysis, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. No assurance can be given that any events anticipated by the forward-looking information in this press release will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that Junex will derive therefrom. In particular, no assurance can be given as to the future financial performance of Junex. Junex disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in order to account for any new information or any other event. The reader is warned against undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Junex Inc.
    Mr. Peter Dorrins
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    418-654-9661

    Junex Inc.
    Mr. Dave Pepin
    Vice President - Corporate Affairs
    418-654-9661