How to Exercise your Rights

Registered Shareholders

Shareholders with an address of record in an Eligible Jurisdiction whose Common Shares are held in registered form will be mailed after the Effective Date a Rights Certificate representing the total number of Rights to which such Shareholder is entitled as at the Record Date, together with a copy of this Prospectus. In order to exercise the Rights represented by the Rights Certificate, such holder of Rights must complete and deliver the Rights Certificate as follows:

  • Form 1 — Basic Subscription Privilege. The maximum number of Rights that may be exercised pursuant to the Basic Subscription Privilege is shown in the box on the upper right hand corner of the face of the Rights Certificate. Form 1 must be completed and signed to exercise all or some of the Rights represented by the Rights Certificate pursuant to the Basic Subscription Privilege. If Form 1 is completed so as to exercise some but not all of the Rights represented by the Rights Certificate, the holder of the Rights Certificate will be deemed to have waived the unexercised balance of such Rights, unless the Subscription Agent is otherwise specifically advised by such holder at the time the Rights Certificate is surrendered that the Rights are to be transferred to a third party or are to be retained by the holder.
  • Form 2 — Additional Subscription Privilege. Complete and sign Form 2 on the Rights Certificate only if you also wish to participate in the Additional Subscription Privilege. Any holder of a Rights Certificate that completes Form 1 for the maximum number of Common Shares that can be subscribed for under the Basic Subscription Privilege with the number of Rights evidenced by that Rights Certificate must also complete Form 2 and specify the number of Additional Shares for which the holder desires to subscribe. The maximum number of Additional Shares to which a holder will be entitled pursuant to the Additional Subscription Privilege will be limited to such holder’s pro rata share of the total amount of Additional Shares available for additional subscription. If a holder subscribes for a greater number of Additional Shares than the pro rata share available, the holder will be allocated such lesser number of Additional Shares and any excess payment of the Subscription Price will be returned to the holder without interest or deduction. The completion of Form 2 constitutes a binding commitment by the holder of a Rights Certificate to subscribe for the number of Additional Shares specified (or such lesser amount as may be allocated, as described under “Additional Subscription Privilege” above).
  • Form 3 — Transfer of Rights. Complete and sign Form 3 on the Rights Certificate only if you wish to transfer the Rights. Your signature must be guaranteed by one of the following methods:
    • Eligible Holders in Canada and the United States: A Medallion Guarantee obtained from a member of an acceptable Medallion Guarantee Program (STAMP, SEMP or MSP). Many banks, financial institutions, credit unions, savings associations and broker-dealers are members of a Medallion Guarantee Program. The guarantor must affix a stamp in the space above bearing the actual words “Medallion Guaranteed”.
    • Eligible Holders in Canada: As an alternative to a Medallion Guarantee, Eligible Holders in Canada may obtain a Signature Guarantee from a major Canadian Schedule I bank that is not a member of a Medallion Guarantee Program. The guarantor must affix a stamp in the space above bearing the actual words “Signature Guaranteed”.
    • Holders outside Canada and the United States: Holders outside Canada or the United States who have demonstrated they are Eligible Holders must obtain a guarantee from a local financial institution that has a corresponding affiliate in Canada or the United States that is a member of an acceptable Medallion Guarantee Program. The corresponding Canadian or United States affiliate must over-guarantee the guarantee provided by the local financial institution.

  • Form 4 — Dividing or Combining. Complete and sign Form 4 on the Rights Certificate only if you wish to divide or combine the Rights Certificate, and surrender it to the Subscription Agent at the Subscription Office. Rights Certificates need not be endorsed if the new Rights Certificate(s) are issued in the same name. The Subscription Agent will then issue the new Rights Certificate(s) in such denominations (totaling the same number of Rights as represented by the Rights Certificate(s) being divided or combined) as are required by the Rights Certificate holder. Rights Certificates must be surrendered for division or combination in sufficient time prior to the Expiry Time to permit the new Rights Certificates to be issued to and used by the Rights Certificate holder.
  • Payment. The Subscription Price per Common Share is payable in U.S. dollars by way of certified cheque, bank draft or money order payable to the order of “Computershare Investor Services Inc.”. Payment must include the total Subscription Price for the aggregate number of Common Shares subscribed for pursuant to the Basic Subscription Privilege and, if applicable, for any Additional Shares subscribed for under the Additional Subscription Privilege. If the number of Additional Shares issued to a Subscriber that has exercised the Additional Subscription Privilege is less than the number of Additional Shares that such Subscriber subscribed for, the Subscription Agent will, when mailing the share certificate for the Common Shares issued to such Subscriber, refund (without interest or deduction) the excess portion of the total Subscription Price paid by such Subscriber. In addition, if the Offering does not proceed, the Subscription Price payment made pursuant to the Basic Subscription Privilege and the Additional Subscription Privilege will be returned promptly to the Subscribers by the Subscription Agent without interest or deduction.
  • Delivery. Deliver or mail the completed Rights Certificate and payment in the enclosed return envelope addressed to the Subscription Agent so that it is received by the Subscription Office listed above before the Expiry Time on the Expiry Date. Please allow sufficient time to avoid late delivery. The method used to deliver a completed Rights Certificate and payment of the Subscription Price is at the option and risk of the subscriber, and delivery will be deemed effective only when such certificate and payment are actually received by the Subscription Agent. Delivery by hand, or registered mail or courier service with return receipt requested and which is properly insured, allowing sufficient time to ensure timely delivery, is recommended. Deposit in the mail DOES NOT constitute delivery to the Subscription Agent.

It is not necessary for a transferee to obtain a new Rights Certificate to exercise the Rights, but the signatures of the transferee on Forms 1 and 2 must correspond in every particular with the name of the transferee (or the bearer if no transferee is specified) as the absolute owner of the Rights Certificate for all purposes. If Form 3 is completed, the Subscription Agent will treat the transferee as the absolute owner of the Rights Certificate for all purposes and will not be affected by notice to the contrary.

The signature of the holder of a Rights Certificate (or a transferee of Rights exercising such Rights) must correspond in every particular with the name that appears on the face of the Rights Certificate (or the name of the transferee which appears in Form 3). Signatures by a trustee, executor, administrator, guardian, attorney, general partner, officer or director of a company or any person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity should be accompanied by evidence of authority satisfactory to the Subscription Agent.

Beneficial Holders 

If you hold your Common Shares through a securities broker or dealer, bank or trust company or other intermediary (a”Participant”) and are in an Eligible Jurisdiction, you will receive your Rights through that Participant. We have asked all Participants to notify their respective beneficial owners of the Rights Offering. You may subscribe for Common Shares by instructing the Participant holding your Rights to exercise all or a specified number of such Rights and forwarding the Subscription Price for each Common Share subscribed for to such Participant in accordance with the terms of the Rights Offering and any instructions of the Participant.

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