TORONTO, July 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI) (TSX: CIGI) (âColliersâ) announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange (the âTSXâ) has accepted a notice filed by Colliers of its intention to make a normal course issuer bid (the âNCIBâ) with respect to its outstanding subordinate voting shares (the âSubordinate Voting Sharesâ).
The notice provides that Colliers may, during the twelve month period commencing July 18, 2019 and ending no later than July 17, 2020, purchase through the facilities of the TSX, alternative Canadian Trading Systems or The NASDAQ Stock Market (âNasdaqâ) up to 2,900,000 Subordinate Voting Shares in total, being approximately 10% of the âpublic floatâ as of July 15, 2019 of such class of shares. Purchases of Subordinate Voting Shares through Nasdaq will be made in the normal course and will not, during the twelve month period ending July 17, 2020 exceed, in the aggregate, 5% of the outstanding Subordinate Voting Shares as at the commencement of the NCIB. The price which Colliers will pay for any such shares will be the market price at the time of acquisition. During the period of this NCIB, Colliers may make purchases under the NCIB by means of open market transactions or otherwise as permitted by the TSX and/or Nasdaq. The actual number of Subordinate Voting Shares which may be purchased pursuant to the NCIB and the timing of any such purchases will be determined by senior management of Colliers. The average daily trading volume on the TSX from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 was 82,414 Subordinate Voting Shares. Daily purchases under the NCIB will be limited to 20,603 Subordinate Voting Shares, other than block purchases. All shares purchased by Colliers under the NCIB will be cancelled.
As of July 15, 2019, there were 38,259,117 Subordinate Voting Shares and 1,325,694 multiple voting shares of Colliers outstanding.
Colliers may purchase its Subordinate Voting Shares, from time to time, if it believes that the market price of its Subordinate Voting Shares is attractive and that the purchase would be an appropriate use of corporate funds and in the best interests of Colliers.
Colliersâ previous NCIB authorized the purchase of up to 2,800,000 Subordinate Voting Shares and expires on July 17, 2019. As of the date hereof, Colliers has not purchased any of its Subordinate Voting Shares under this NCIB.
About Colliers International
Colliers International (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading global real estate services and investment management company. With operations in 68 countries, our 14,000 enterprising people work collaboratively to provide expert advice and services to maximize the value of property for real estate occupiers, owners and investors. For more than 20 years, our experienced leadership team, owning approximately 40% of our equity, have delivered industry-leading investment returns for shareholders. In 2018, corporate revenues were $2.8 billion ($3.3 billion including affiliates), with more than $26 billion of assets under management.
Certain information included in this news release is forward-looking, within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Much of this information can be identified by words such as âbelieveâ, âexpectsâ, âexpectedâ, âwillâ, âintendsâ, âprojectsâ, âanticipatesâ, âestimatesâ, âcontinuesâ or similar expressions suggesting future outcomes or events. Colliers believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon.
Forward-looking statements are based on current information and expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, risks associated with: (i) general economic and business conditions, which will, among other things, impact demand for Colliersâ services and the cost of providing services; (ii) the ability of Colliers to implement its business strategy, including Colliersâ ability to identify and acquire suitable acquisition candidates on acceptable terms and successfully integrate newly acquired businesses with its existing businesses; (iii) changes in or the failure to comply with government regulations; and (iv) such factors as are identified in the Annual Information Form of Colliers for the year ended December 31, 2018 under the heading âRisk Factorsâ (which factors are adopted herein and a copy of which can be obtained at www.sedar.com). Forward looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and are subject to change. All forward-looking statements in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements. Except as required by applicable law, Colliers undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Jay S. Hennick
Chairman and CEO
John B. Friedrichsen