RE Royalties Declares Quarterly Dividend Payment And Adoption of Shareholders Rights Plan
April 6, 2022, Vancouver, BC – RE Royalties Ltd. (TSX.V: RE) (OTCQX: RROYF) (“RE Royalties” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of the Company has declared a cash distribution of $0.01 per issued and outstanding common share for the quarter ending March 31, 2022.
The distribution is payable on May 11, 2022, to shareholders of record on April 20, 2022. The distribution is designated by the Company to be a dividend for the purpose of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and any similar provincial or territorial legislation. The cumulative amount of dividends declared for the 2022 fiscal year has been $0.01 per common share.
Bernard Tan, CEO of the Company, commented, “We are pleased to announce another dividend payment. Demand for our royalty financing solutions continues to be very strong and we are continuing to see accretive growth in our portfolio of investments.”
Adoption of Shareholder Rights Plan
The Company also announces that its Board of Directors has adopted a shareholder rights plan (the "Shareholder Rights Plan") to help ensure the fair treatment of all RE Royalties shareholders in connection with any take-over bid for the outstanding common shares of the Company.
The Shareholder Rights Plan is effective immediately but is subject to ratification by shareholders of the Company at its 2022 annual general meeting. If ratified, the Shareholder Rights Plan would have a term of three years.
The Shareholder Rights Plan is similar to rights plans adopted by other Canadian companies and ratified by their shareholders. It was not adopted in response to any specific proposal or intention to acquire control of the Company.
The Board of Directors considered a number of factors in adopting the Shareholder Rights Plan. The Board of Directors believes that the Shareholder Rights Plan benefits shareholders by providing a substantially greater opportunity to protect the interests of all shareholders in the event that the Company is put in play through a hostile take-over bid.
The Shareholder Rights Plan is subject to customary stock exchange approval and execution of a definitive agreement with the Company's transfer agent. A copy of the Shareholder Rights Plan will be available once executed with the transfer agent under the Company's profile on www.sedar.com.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
About RE Royalties Ltd.
RE Royalties Ltd. acquires revenue-based royalties from renewable energy facilities and technologies by providing a non-dilutive financing solution to privately held and publicly traded companies in the renewable energy sector. RE Royalties is the first to apply this proven business model to the renewable energy sector. The Company currently owns 100 royalties on solar, wind, hydro, battery storage, and renewable natural gas projects in Canada, Europe, and the United States. The Company’s business objectives are to provide shareholders with a strong growing yield, robust capital protection, high rate of growth through re-investment and a sustainable investment focus.
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