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Burlington, Ontario, November 19, 2014 – EcoSynthetix Inc. (TSX:ECO) (“EcoSynthetix” or the “Company”) announced today that it intends to make a normal course issuer bid (the “Bid”) to repurchase, through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) certain of its outstanding common shares (“Shares”).
The number of Shares to be purchased during the period of the Bid from November 21, 2014 to November 20, 2015 will not exceed 2,714,106 Shares being approximately 5% of the outstanding shares as of November 17, 2014. The actual number of Shares which may be purchased pursuant to the Bid and the timing of any such purchases will be determined by the management of EcoSynthetix. As at November 17, 2014 there were 54,282,134 Shares issued and outstanding. Pursuant to the terms of the Bid, EcoSynthetix will not acquire on any given trading day more than 25% of the average daily trading volume of Shares for the most recently completed six month period, being 13,246 Shares, other than block purchase exceptions. All purchases made pursuant to the Bid will be made through the facilities of the TSX or other Canadian market places and EcoSynthetix will cancel any such Shares purchased pursuant to the Bid.
The Bid has been authorized by the board of directors of EcoSynthetix to allow EcoSynthetix to purchase Shares if in the opinion of management the purchases can be made on terms which will enhance the value of the remaining outstanding Shares.
EcoSynthetix is undertaking the Bid because it believes that the market may undervalue the common shares of EcoSynthetix from time to time and that the common shares may trade in a price range which may not adequately reflect the value of such shares in relation to the business, assets and future prospects of EcoSynthetix from time to time.
Pursuant to the previous normal course issuer bid undertaken by the Company, an aggregate of 406,840 Shares were purchased for the period from November 13, 2013 to November 12, 2014 at an average weighted price of $2.04 per Share.
About EcoSynthetix Inc. (www.ecosynthetix.com)
EcoSynthetix Inc. is a renewable chemicals company specializing in bio-based products that can be used as inputs in industrial manufacturing for a wide range of consumer products. The Company’s products offer a reduced carbon footprint and are marketed primarily on the basis of lower cost, stable pricing and equal or superior performance. EcoSynthetix’s lead product, EcoSphere® biolatex® binders, is used commercially by a number of the global top 20 manufacturers in the coated paper and paperboard industry.
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