MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 22, 2016) - Senvest Capital Inc. (the "Corporation") (TSX:SEC) announced today the acceptance by the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") of the Corporation's Notice of Intention to make a normal course issuer bid (the "NCIB"). Pursuant to the NCIB, the Corporation proposes to purchase, from time to time, if considered advisable, up to an aggregate of 56,000 of its common shares, being approximately 1.99% of its 2,815,724 issued and outstanding common shares as of June 15, 2016, through the facilities of the TSX or through various eligible alternative trading platforms. However, due to the historically low volume of trading of its common shares on the TSX, the Corporation advises that actual purchases under the NCIB may in fact be significantly less than 56,000 shares. Purchases may commence on June 27, 2016 and will conclude on the earlier of the date on which purchases under the bid have been completed and June 26, 2017.
The average daily trading volume of the Corporation's common shares over the most recently completed six calendar months was 306 common shares. Accordingly, as regards purchases of common shares made by the Corporation through the facilities of the TSX, the Corporation is entitled to purchase, on any trading day, up to 1,000 common shares and to make block purchases of its common shares which exceed such daily limit no more frequently than once per calendar week.
The Corporation wishes to take advantage of the market trading prices of its common shares from time to time. It is the opinion of management that, from time to time, the market price of its common shares may not adequately reflect the value of the underlying assets of the Corporation. The Board of Directors of the Corporation believes that the proposed purchases may be in the best interests of the Corporation and may constitute a desirable use of corporate funds. All common shares purchased by the Corporation pursuant to the NCIB will be cancelled.
On June 25, 2015, the Corporation commenced a normal course issuer bid to purchase up to 130,000 common shares. Under that bid, which is scheduled to expire on June 24, 2016, the Corporation purchased and cancelled a total of 25,400 of its common shares at a weighted average price of $160.06 per common share.
Senvest Capital Inc. and its subsidiaries have business activities in merchant banking, asset management, real estate and electronic security.