VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Aug. 31, 2010 (Marketwire) -- Quest Capital Corp. ("Quest" or the "Corporation") (TSX:QC)(NYSE Amex:QCC) announced today the results of its modified "Dutch Auction" substantial issuer bid to purchase for cancellation up to Cdn$60 million in value of its common shares (the "Offer"), which expired at 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on August 30, 2010.
Based on the report provided by the depositary for the Offer, 489,342 common shares have been properly deposited as at the expiration of the Offer (and not withdrawn). Pursuant to the terms of the Offer, Quest has determined the purchase price to be Cdn$1.60 per common share (the "Purchase Price").
"The Corporation is pleased with the outcome of the substantial issuer bid," said Peter Grosskopf, incoming President and CEO. "With so few shares tendered and solid support from our shareholders, the Corporation is looking forward to bringing Quest back to its roots as Sprott Resource Lending Corp."
All common shares properly deposited (and not withdrawn) under the Offer at or below the Purchase Price are expected to be purchased by the Corporation, in accordance with the terms of the Offer, at the Purchase Price. The aggregate consideration for the common shares to be taken up and accepted for purchase and cancellation by the Corporation will be Cdn$782,947. Payment for such common shares will be made as soon as practicable following take-up by the Corporation, but otherwise in compliance with the Offer. Common shares not validly deposited under the Offer will be returned to the applicable shareholders as promptly as possible.
The common shares to be purchased under the Offer represent approximately 0.35% of the common shares issued and outstanding as of August 30, 2010. After such purchase, approximately 139,044,758 common shares will remain outstanding.
The Corporation has determined that the "paid-up capital" (within the meaning of the Tax Act) is Cdn$1.1896 per common share. The difference between the Purchase Price and paid-up capital per share will be treated as interest in the hands of those shareholders who have deposited their shares (and not withdrawn) under the Offer. Should the Corporation not continue as a mortgage investment corporation for the remaining taxation year of the Corporation, the difference between the Purchase Price and the paid-up capital will be treated as dividends rather than interest. The balance of the amount paid by the Corporation will be considered proceeds of disposition of such shares.
Quest Capital Corp. is a publicly traded mortgage investment corporation. As a natural resource lender, Quest will ultimately cease to be a mortgage investment corporation. Accordingly, Quest will provide further guidance as to its ability or intention to remain a mortgage investment corporation for the remainder of the current fiscal year.
For more information about Quest, please visit our website (www.questcapcorp.com) or SEDAR (www.sedar.com).
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A. Murray Sinclair
Quest Capital Corp.
Quest Capital Corp.
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