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The authorized share capital of Uni-Select is composed of one class of common shares and one class of preferred shares. As at March 31, 2019, there were 42,387,300 common shares of the Corporation issued and outstanding.
Each common share entitles the holder thereof to one vote and to receive dividends in such amounts and payable at such time as the Board of Directors shall determine.
The common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol UNS.
Since 1987, the Corporation has declared quarterly dividends subject to profitability, liquidity requirements to finance growth, the general financial health of the Corporation and other factors determined by the Board of Directors. Uni-Select’s practice has been to declare a dividend at a rate of approximately 20% to 25% of the previous year’s adjusted earnings.
All dividends paid by the Corporation, unless otherwise indicated, are designated as eligible dividends for tax purposes. The Corporation does not have a dividend reinvestment plan.
On April 20, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all future dividend payments were suspended for the time being, as part of a cash-preservation plan aimed at ensuring maximum available liquidity and financial flexibility.
The dividend history below has been adjusted for the following stock splits:
2-for-1 stock split on December 1, 1993;
2-for-1 stock split on May 31, 1999;
2-for-1 stock split on May, 12, 2016.
To complete the financing of the acquisition of Middle Atlantic Warehouse Distributor Inc. (MAWDI) in 2004, Uni-Select issued 1,000,000 common shares to MAWDI’s former owner.
To complete the financing of its FinishMaster acquisition in 2011, the Corporation issued 1,983,750
common shares. Uni-Select also issued convertible unsecured subordinated debentures, which bear
interest at a rate of 5.9% per annum.
The convertible debentures were redeemed by the Corporation on February 2, 2015 for an aggregate principal amount of $51, 750, 000.
Normal Course Issuer Bid
On April 18, 2018, the Board of Directors authorized a normal course issuer bid (“Issuer Bid") and the purchase of up to 3.5% of the public float of the Corporation’s common shares as at April 16, 2018.
The Issuer Bid enables the Corporation to purchase – on the open market and through the facilities of the TSX – up to 1,500,000 shares for cancellation. The Issuer Bid expired on April 22, 2019.
common shares repurchased
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