Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation Announces Final Subscription Amount and Shareholder Approval of Previously Announced Subscription for Class B Shares
TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation (TSX: AQY.A, AQY.WT) (“AQY”) is pleased to announce that it has obtained shareholder approval of the previously announced subscription by JMMB Group Limited (“JMMB”) of Class B shares in the capital of AQY (the “JMMB Subscription”), which was entered into in connection with AQY’s proposed qualifying acquisition of Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited (the “Transaction”).
AQY previously entered into a subscription agreement (the “Subscription Agreement”) with JMMB in respect of a subscription for AQY Class B shares (which will be converted on the closing of the Transaction into AQY common shares on a one for one basis). AQY is pleased to announce that, in accordance with the terms of the Subscription Agreement, JMMB and AQY have agreed that the proposed issuance will be for an aggregate amount of US$250 million worth of Class B shares. The issue price is C$10.00 per Class B share and the number of shares subscribed for will be determined based on the exchange rate of the Bank of Canada on the day prior to closing of the JMMB Subscription.As part of the JMMB Subscription, and upon completion of the Transaction, subject to the maintenance of minimum share ownership in the resulting company (“New Sagicor”), JMMB will have the right to nominate up to two eligible and qualified directors to serve on the board of directors of New Sagicor. Additionally, subject to certain exclusions, JMMB will receive participation rights in future offerings of common shares of New Sagicor, or securities convertible into or exchangeable for common shares of New Sagicor, for up to five years following the closing of the Transaction, so long as JMMB continues to own in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, at least 20% of the common shares outstanding of New Sagicor, on a fully diluted basis. In connection with the JMMB Subscription, AQY has relied upon the exemption in section 604(d) of the TSX Company Manual and has obtained written approval by holders of a majority of issued and outstanding AQY shares of the JMMB Subscription. AQY shareholder approval was required by the TSX because: (i) the JMMB Subscription is expected to result in JMMB holding at least twenty percent (20%) of the issued and outstanding (undiluted) New Sagicor common shares following the closing of the Transaction; and (ii) pursuant to section 1024 of the TSX Company Manual, the JMMB Subscription was not disclosed in AQY’s final non-offering prospectus dated February 7, 2019 because it was not entered into until a later date. JMMB is not an insider of AQY as of the date of hereof and the Subscription Agreement was negotiated at arm’s length. It is expected that approximately 32,894,737 New Sagicor common shares will be issued to JMMB in connection with the JMMB Subscription. Assuming a CAD/USD exchange rate of 0.76, the JMMB Subscription is expected to represent: (i) approximately 22% of all New Sagicor common shares issued and outstanding immediately following the closing of the Transaction, including the number of New Sagicor common shares to be issued in connection with the JMMB Subscription; or (ii) approximately 28% of all New Sagicor common shares issued and outstanding immediately following the closing of the Transaction, excluding the number of New Sagicor common shares to be issued in connection with the JMMB Subscription as required by the TSX Company Manual. These figures do not take warrants and other rights to purchase securities of New Sagicor into account.The Transaction and the JMMB Subscription are expected to be completed in Q4 2019. There can be no assurance that the Transaction or the JMMB Subscription will be completed. About Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation