Vancouver, B.C. – January 29, 2019– International oil and gas explorer, TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX: TAO and OTCQX: TAOIF), reports that the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) has approved TAG’s request to commence a normal course issuer bid to purchase and cancel up to 6,441,258 of its common shares, which is 10% of its 64,412,580 common shares in the public float as at January 18, 2019. TAG has appointed Echelon Wealth Partners to conduct the purchases through the facilities of the TSX.
The purpose of the normal course issuer bid is to purchase the common shares of TAG for cancellation. TAG’s Board of Directors believes that the normal course issuer bid is in the best interests of the Company because TAG’s common share price is trading at a significant discount to its asset value.
Under TSX policies, these purchases can commence on February 1, 2019, and will terminate on January 31, 2020. The average daily trading volume of the common shares for the previous six calendar months (the “ADTV”) was 151,486 common shares, so the maximum amount of daily purchases may not exceed 25% of the ADTV or 37,871 common shares. In addition, TAG will be allowed to make, once per calendar week, a block purchase (as such term is defined in the TSX Company Manual) of common shares not directly or indirectly owned by insiders of TAG that exceeds the daily repurchase restriction, in accordance with TSX policies.
Over the past twelve months, TAG has not purchased and cancelled any of its common shares. TAG has 85,282,252 common shares issued and outstanding as at January 18, 2019.
About TAG Oil Ltd.
TAG Oil Ltd. (http://www.tagoil.com/) is an international oil and gas explorer with established high netback production, development and exploration assets, including production infrastructure in New Zealand and Australia.
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