CounterPath Corporation (“CounterPath” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:CPAH) (TSX:CCV) announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) has accepted its Notice of an Intention to Make a Normal Course Issuer Bid (“NCIB”) which shall commence on March 19, 2015 and terminate on March 18, 2016, or such earlier date when the maximum number of shares are purchased.
Under the NCIB, the Company may acquire up to an aggregate of 2,434,034 common shares over the next 12-month period representing approximately 10% of the public float of the Company. There were 42,328,935 common shares of the Company issued and outstanding as of March 1, 2015.
CounterPath believes that its common shares currently trade in a price range that does not adequately reflect their underlying value based on CounterPath’s business prospects and strong financial position.
Purchases subject to this NCIB will be carried out pursuant to open market transactions through the facilities of the TSX, NASDAQ Capital Market or such other stock exchange or quotation system upon which the Company’s shares are then listed or quoted, including other Canadian marketplaces, by National Bank Financial Inc. on behalf of CounterPath in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements.
During the twelve-month period ended February 28, 2015, CounterPath purchased 158,510 common shares at a volume weighted average price of C$1.15 on the TSX and 203,726 common shares at a volume weighted average price of US$0.87 on the NASDAQ Capital Market pursuant to its normal course issuer bid.
The Company is permitted to make block purchases once per calendar week in accordance with the rules of the TSX. Daily repurchases under the NCIB will be restricted to 1,000 shares, subject to certain prescribed exemptions. The average daily trading volume is 3,020 shares on the TSX. All common shares purchased by the Company under the NCIB will be returned to treasury and cancelled.
To the knowledge of CounterPath, no director, senior officer or other insider of CounterPath currently intends to sell any common shares under this bid. However, sales by such persons through the facilities of the TSX may occur if the personal circumstances of any such person change or if any such person makes a decision unrelated to these normal course purchases. The benefits to any such person whose shares are purchased would be the same as the benefits available to all other holders whose shares are purchased.
CounterPath’s Unified Communications solutions are changing the face of telecommunications. An industry and user favorite, Bria softphones for desktop, tablet and mobile devices, together with Stretto PlatformTM server solutions, enable operators, OEMs and enterprises large and small around the globe to offer a seamless and unified over-the-top (OTT) communications experience across both fixed and mobile networks. The Bria and Stretto combination enable an improved user experience as an overlay to the most popular UC and IMS telephony and applications servers on the market today. Standards-based, cost-effective and reliable, CounterPath’s award-winning solutions power the voice and video calling, messaging, and presence offerings of customers such as Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Avaya, BroadSoft, BT, Cisco Systems, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, Mitel, NEC, Network Norway, Rogers and Verizon.
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Investor Relations, CounterPath