VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 18, 2013) -
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Western Pacific Trust Company (TSX VENTURE:WP) (the "Company" or "Western Pacific") is pleased to announce that it has closed a private placement (the "Offering") of 5,000 Series I Preferred Shares at a price of $10 per share for gross proceeds of $50,000. The Company intends to use the proceeds of the Offering to fund general working capital purposes. All of the Shares issued pursuant to this Offering were issued to insiders of the Company. As the Series I Preferred Shares are non-voting and are not convertible into listed shares of the Company, participation by insiders of the Company in the Offering is not expected to increase such insiders' control over the voting securities of the Company.
The Series I Preferred Shares are subject to special rights and restrictions in addition to those assigned to all preferred shares, which include the right of the holder to receive quarterly non-cumulative dividends at a fixed rate of 5% per annum of the Redemption Amount, the right of the Company to redeem the Series I Preferred Shares at any time after the third anniversary of the date of issue of the Series I Preferred Shares and the right of the holder to require the Company to redeem the Series I Preferred Shares at any time after the third anniversary of the date of issue of the Series I Preferred Shares unless the Company defaults on its obligation to pay dividends to the holder, in which case the holder's right of retraction will become exercisable upon such default. Holders of Series I Preferred Shares are not entitled to receive notice of, attend or vote at any general meeting of the shareholders of the Company. The Series I Preferred Shares may not be sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of without the consent of the board of directors of the Company, and the board of directors is not required to give any reason for refusing to consent to any such sale, transfer of other disposition. The Series I Preferred Shares are not listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange or on any other stock exchange or quotation board and are not convertible into listed shares of the Company.
All of the securities to be issued by the Company in connection with this Offering will be subject to a hold period, which expires four months and a day after the Closing Date.
The closing of the Offering is subject to approval from the TSXV.
This news release is not an offer of Shares for sale in the Unites States. The Shares have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sole in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there by any sale of the above described securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Western Pacific Trust Company
Western Pacific Trust Company is a non-deposit taking financial institution. Western Pacific is licensed under the Financial Institutions Act in British Columbia, and is also registered extra-provincially in Alberta, as a non-deposit taking Trust Company.
On Behalf of the Board,
WESTERN PACIFIC TRUST COMPANY
John de Wit, President and CEO
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