- TORONTO, CANADA - Tsodilo Resources Limited (TSX Venture Exchange: TSD) ("Tsodilo" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the board of directors of the Corporation has adopted a shareholder protection rights plan, effective October 29, 2012. The objective of the rights plan is to ensure, to the extent possible, that all shareholders of the Corporation are treated equally and fairly in connection with any initiative to acquire control of the Corporation.
The rights plan is not intended to and will not prevent a take-over of the Corporation. The purpose of the rights plan is to encourage a potential bidder to make a "Permitted Bid", having terms and conditions designed to meet the objectives of the rights plan, or to negotiate the terms of an offer with the board of directors of the Corporation. A Permitted Bid is a take-over bid that is made to all holders of voting shares of the Corporation (other than the bidder) for all of the voting shares held by them, by way of a take-over bid circular prepared in compliance with applicable securities laws, that remains open for acceptance by shareholders of the Corporation for 60 days (or such shorter period of time as may be approved by the board of directors of the Corporation from time to time), and that satisfies certain other conditions.
The rights plan must be confirmed by shareholders within six months of its effective date. The listing of the rights has been accepted by the TSX Venture Exchange, subject to complying with the requirements of the exchange.
The Corporation is not aware of any specific take-over bid for the Corporation that has been made or is contemplated.
A complete copy of the Rights Plan is available upon request. Shareholders wishing to receive a copy of the Rights Plan should make their request by telephone at (416) 800-4214, by email at info@TsodiloResources.com
or by mail to Tsodilo Resources Limited, Canada Trust Tower, BCE Place, 161 Bay Street, P.O. Box 508, Suite 2700 Toronto, Ontario M5H 1A1, Attention: Mr James M. Bruchs. A copy of the Rights Plan is also filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com
About Tsodilo Resources Limited
Tsodilo Resources Limited is an international diamond and metals exploration company engaged in the search for economic kimberlites and metal deposits at its Newdico (Pty) Limited ("Newdico") and Gcwihaba Resources (Pty) Limited ("Gcwihaba") projects in northwest Botswana. The Company has a 98% stake in Newdico (851 km² under Precious Stone - diamond licenses). The Gcwihaba project area: 3,728 km² under Precious Stone - diamond licenses; 14,914 km² Metal (base, precious, platinum group, and rare earth) licenses; and, 6,925 km² under Radioactive Minerals licenses is 100% held by the Company. Tsodilo manages the exploration of both the Newdico and Gcwihaba license areas. The Company has offices in Toronto, Canada and Gaborone and Maun, Botswana. Please visit the Company's website, www.TsodiloResources.com
for additional information and background on our projects.
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. This news release may contain assumptions, estimates, and other forward-looking statements regarding future events. Such forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and are subject to factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control, which may cause actual results or performance to differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
James M. Bruchs
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Mike de Wit
President and Chief Operating Officer
Telephone +1 416 572 2033
Facsimile + 1 416 987 4369