StorageVault Announces Quarterly Dividend for Q1 2023 and Normal Course Issuer Bids for Common Shares and Debentures
March 15, 2023
STORAGEVAULT CANADA INC. (“StorageVault” or the “Corporation”) (SVI-TSX) announced today that a quarterly dividend of $0.002831 per common share (“Common Share”) will be payable on April 17, 2023 to shareholders of record on March 31, 2023, with an ex-dividend date of March 30, 2023. This dividend has been designated as an “eligible dividend” for Canadian income tax purposes.
StorageVault is also pleased to announce that it has received conditional acceptance from the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) to conduct a Normal Course Issuer Bid (“NCIB”) to purchase for cancellation, during the 12-month period starting March 18, 2023: (i) up to 18,905,000 of the outstanding common shares of the Corporation (the “Common Shares”), representing 5% of the 378,100,000 Common Shares outstanding; (ii) outstanding 5.75% senior unsecured hybrid debentures of the Corporation issued in July 2020 and due on January 31, 2026 (“2020 Debentures”) in the aggregate principal amount of $3,750,000, representing 5% of the currently outstanding $75,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2020 Debentures; (iii) outstanding 5.50% senior unsecured hybrid debentures of the Corporation issued in July 2021 and due on September 30, 2026 (“2021 Debentures”) in the aggregate principal amount of $2,875,000, representing 5% of the currently outstanding $57,500,000 aggregate principal amount of 2021 Debentures; and (iv) outstanding 5.00% convertible senior unsecured debentures of the Corporation issued in January 2023 and due on March 31, 2028 (“2023 Debentures” and collectively, with the 2020 Debentures and 2021 Debentures, the “Debentures”) in the aggregate principal amount of $5,000,000, representing 5% of the currently outstanding $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2023 Debentures. Each NCIB will end on March 17, 2024, unless the maximum amount of Common Shares or Debentures, as applicable, is purchased before then or StorageVault provides earlier notice of termination. StorageVault will not acquire through the facilities of the TSX more than 149,233 Common Shares, $7,189 aggregate principal amount of 2020 Debentures, $5,587 aggregate principal amount of 2021 Debentures or $129,229 aggregate principal amount 2023 Debentures, during a trading day, being 25% of the average daily trading volume of the Common Shares (596,935), 2020 Debentures ($28,756), 2021 Debentures ($22,349) and 2023 Debentures ($516,916), respectively, on the TSX from September 1, 2022 (or, January 9, 2023, with respect to the 2023 Debentures) until February 28, 2023, subject to certain prescribed exceptions. The stock symbol on the TSX for the Common Shares, 2020 Debentures, 2021 Debentures and 2023 Debentures is SVI, SVI.DB, SVI.DB.B and SVI.DB.C, respectively.
The purchase and payment for the Common Shares and Debentures will be made by StorageVault through the facilities of the TSX or alternative trading systems. National Bank Financial Inc. has been selected as StorageVault’s agent for the NCIB. The price paid for the Common Shares or Debentures, as applicable, will be, subject to NCIB pricing rules contained in securities laws, the prevailing market price of such Common Shares or Debentures, as applicable, on the TSX at the time of such purchase. StorageVault intends to fund the purchases out of available cash.
StorageVault believes that the market price of its Common Shares and Debentures may not reflect their underlying value and the Board of Directors has authorized this initiative because, in the Board’s opinion, the proposed purchase of Common Shares and Debentures pursuant to the NCIB constitutes an appropriate use of StorageVault’s funds, and the repurchase of its Common Shares and Debentures is one way of creating securityholder value.
To the knowledge of StorageVault, no director, senior officer or other insider of StorageVault currently intends to sell any Common Shares or Debentures under the NCIB. However, sales by such persons through the facilities of the TSX may occur if the personal circumstances of any such person changes or any such person makes a decision unrelated to these NCIB purchases. The benefits to any such person whose Common Shares or Debentures are purchased would be the same as the benefits available to all other holders whose Common Shares or Debentures are purchased.
StorageVault conducted a previous NCIB for up to 18,931,054 Common Shares, $3,750,000 2020 Debentures and $2,875,000 2020 Debentures through the facilities of the TSX, which NCIB will end on March 17, 2023. Pursuant to the previous Common Share NCIB, StorageVault purchased an aggregate of 1,769,000 Common Shares, at a volume weighted average price of $5,69 per Common Share, and no 2020 Debentures or 2021 Debentures were purchased.
About StorageVault Canada Inc.
StorageVault owns and operates 238 storage locations across Canada. StorageVault owns 206 of these locations plus over 4,500 portable storage units representing over 11.4 million rentable square feet on over 665 acres of land. StorageVault also provides last mile storage and logistics solutions and professional records management services, such as document and media storage, imaging and shredding services.
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Forward-Looking Information: This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking information. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking information regarding: the NCIBs, including the commencement and end date of the NCIBs. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. This forward-looking information reflects StorageVault’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to StorageVault and on assumptions StorageVault believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to: the underlying value of StorageVault and its Common Shares and Debentures; the ability of StorageVault to complete purchases under the NCIBs and final TSX acceptance of the NCIBs; the level of activity in the storage business and the economy generally; consumer interest in StorageVault’s services and products; competition and StorageVault’s competitive advantages; trends in the storage industry, including macro-trends in relation to increased growth and growth in the portable storage business; the availability of attractive and financially competitive acquisitions in the future; the potential closing of previously announced acquisitions, if any, continuing to proceed as they have progressed to date; future performance of StorageVault being consistent with or better than past performance, including revenue and expenses being consistent with or better than historical revenue and expenses; and StorageVault’s continued response and ability to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic being consistent with, or better than, its ability and response to date. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of StorageVault to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors may include, but are not limited to: general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; general capital market conditions and market prices for securities; delay or failure to receive board of directors, third party or regulatory approvals; the actual results of StorageVault’s future operations; competition; changes in legislation, including environmental legislation, affecting StorageVault; the timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; conclusions of economic evaluations and appraisals; lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals; risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic including various recommendations, orders and measures of governmental authorities to try to limit the pandemic, including travel restrictions, border closures, non-essential business closures, service disruptions, quarantines, self-isolations, shelters-in-place, curfews, stay-at-home orders, social distancing and mandatory vaccination policies, disruptions to markets, economic activity, financing, supply chains and sales channels, and a deterioration of general economic conditions including a possible national or global recession; and the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic may have on StorageVault which may include: a short-term delay in payments from customers, an increase in accounts receivable and an increase of losses on accounts receivable; decreased demand for the services that StorageVault offers; and a deterioration of financial markets that could limit StorageVault’s ability to obtain external financing. A description of additional risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information can be found in StorageVault’s disclosure documents on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. Although StorageVault has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking information contained in this news release represents the expectations of StorageVault as of the date of this news release and, accordingly, is subject to change after such date. However, StorageVault expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities law.