The Corporation had been authorized to repurchase, for cancellation on the open market, or subject to the approval of any securities authority by private agreements, between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020, or at an earlier date if the Corporation concludes or cancels the offer, up to 1,000,000 of its Class A Subordinate Voting Shares and up to 190,560 of its Class B Shares.
On February 27, 2020, the Corporation was authorized to modify its share repurchase program in order to increase the maximum number of Class A Subordinate Voting Shares it is allowed to repurchase from 1,000,000 Class A Subordinate Shares to 2,000,000 Class A Subordinate Voting Shares. All other terms and conditions of the repurchase program remained unchanged.
During the year ended October 25, 2020, the Corporation redeemed and cancelled 450,450 of its Class A Subordinate Voting Shares at a weighted average price of $15.70, for a total cash consideration of $7.1 million (no shares repurchased since February 2020). The repurchases were made in the normal course of business at market prices through the Toronto Stock Exchange. The excess of the total consideration over the carrying amount of the shares, in the amount of $3.3 million, was applied against retained earnings.
On September 18, 2020, the Corporation was authorized to repurchase, for cancellation on the open market, or subject to the approval of any securities authority by private agreements, between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021, or at an earlier date if the Corporation concludes or cancels the offer, up to 1,000,000 of its Class A Subordinate Voting Shares and up to 191,320 of its Class B Shares. Under the current repurchase program, the Corporation has not redeemed any shares to date.
As at October 25, 2020
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The information on this website may contain certain forward-looking statements concerning the future performance of the Corporation. Such statements, based on the current expectations of management, inherently involve numerous risks and uncertainties, known and unknown. We caution that all forward-looking information is inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from the assumptions, estimates or expectations reflected or contained in the forward-looking information, and that actual future performance will be affected by a number of factors, many of which are beyond the Corporation's control. The main risks, uncertainties and factors that could influence actual results are described in the Management's Discussion and Analysis for the year ended October 25, 2020 and in the latest Annual Information Form.
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