Mr. James Longshore reports
XTRA-GOLD ANNOUNCES 2020 NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID AND RESULTS OF 2019 BID
The Toronto Stock Exchange has accepted a notice filed by Xtra-Gold Resources Corp. of its intention to renew its prior normal course issuer bid for a further one-year period. The company intends to proceed with an NCIB to purchase up to four million common shares of the company.
The company is commencing the 2020 bid because it believes that the current market price of its common shares may not fully reflect the underlying value of the company's business and its future business prospects. The company believes that the purchase of common shares for cancellation is in the best interests of the company's shareholders by increasing the respective proportionate shareholdings and therefore increasing the respective equity interest in the company for all remaining shareholders.
As of March 10, 2020, the company has 46,704,117 common shares issued and outstanding. The four million common shares that may be purchased by the company under the 2020 bid represent approximately 10 per cent of the public float (42,858,262 as of March 10, 2020) of the company. The 2020 bid will commence on March 16, 2020, and will terminate on March 15, 2021, or at such earlier date in the event that the number of shares sought in the 2020 bid has been repurchased. The company reserves the right to terminate the 2020 bid earlier if it feels that it is appropriate to do so.
All shares will be purchased on the open market through the facilities of the TSX and payment for the common shares will be in accordance with TSX policies. The price paid for the common shares will be the market price at the time of purchase. Purchasing may be suspended at any time and no purchases will be made other than by means of open-market transactions during the term of the 2020 bid.
The maximum number of common shares that may be purchased on a daily basis is 5,298 common shares, representing 25 per cent of the average daily trading volume for the last six calendar months, except where purchases are made in accordance with block-purchase exemptions under applicable TSX policies. The common shares purchased by the company will be cancelled.
The company has engaged Haywood Securities Inc. to act as broker through which the 2020 bid will be conducted.
Previous purchases were made by the company under a prior normal course issuer bid, the results of which are noted herein.
Results of 2019 bid
Pursuant to a previous notice of intention to conduct an NCIB, under which the company sought and received approval from the TSX to purchase up to four million common shares for the period of Feb. 13, 2019, to Feb. 12, 2020, the company has purchased, as of Jan. 31, 2020, 426,800 common shares on the open market at an average purchase price of 43.5 cents per share. As of Feb. 29, 2020, the issued and outstanding number of common shares is 46,704,117 shares and the public float of the common share is 42,858,262 shares.
About Xtra-Gold Resources Corp.
Xtra-Gold is a gold exploration company with a substantial land position in the Kibi gold belt in Ghana, West Africa.
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