Registered shareholders who wish to accept the Offer must properly complete and execute the Letter of Transmit accompanying the take-over bid circular, and deposit it, together with any certificate(s) representing their common shares at or prior to the expiry time at the office of the Depositary specified in the Letter of Transmittal. Detailed rules and instructions are contained in the Letter of Transmittal. Alternatively, registered shareholders may follow the procedure for guaranteed delivery described in Section 3 of the Offer to Purchase, “Manner of Acceptance – Procedure for Guaranteed Delivery”, using the accompanying Notice of Guaranteed Delivery. Shareholders will not be required to pay any fee or commission if they accept the Offer by validly depositing their Common Shares directly with the Depositary, Kingsdale Advisors.
Beneficial shareholders whose common shares are registered in the name of an investment advisor, stockbroker, bank, trust company or other nominee should immediately contact such nominee for assistance in validly depositing their common shares if they wish to accept the Offer. Shareholders are invited to contact Kingsdale Advisors, the Depositary and Information Agent, by telephone toll free 1-866-581-0512 within North America and at +1-416-867-2272 outside of North America or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information regarding how to accept the Offer.
If more than 50% of the Noront common shares then outstanding, excluding the Noront shares owned or controlled by BHP Lonsdale, the Offeror (and any person acting jointly or in concert with the Offer) are deposited to the Offer and not withdrawn at the expiry of the initial deposit period, and all other conditions of the Offer are satisfied or waived, and the Offeror consummates the Offer and takes up your common shares, the consideration for the common shares that you deposited under the Offer will be delivered to the Depositary as representative for you as a registered shareholder or your nominee as soon as practicable and in any event no later than three business days after the common shares are taken up.
In accordance with law, if the Offeror is obligated to take up such common shares, the Offeror will extend the period during which common shares may be deposited under the Offer for a 10-day mandatory extension period following the expiry of the initial deposit period and may extend the deposit period for additional optional extension periods. The Offeror will immediately take up and promptly pay for common shares deposited under the Offer during the 10-day mandatory extension period and any optional extension period.
Certain statements contained on this website contain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws and are prospective in nature. Forward-looking information and statements are not based on historical facts, but rather on current expectations and projections about future events, and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the Offer, including the anticipated timing, mechanics, funding, completion, settlement, results and effects of the Offer; reasons to accept the Offer; and the value inherent in Noront’s portfolio of projects, including the Eagle’s Nest project.
Although the Offeror, BHP Lonsdale and Noront believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information and statements are reasonable, such information and statements involve risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information and statements. Material factors or assumptions that were applied in formulating the forward-looking information contained herein include, without limitation, the expectations and beliefs of the Offeror and BHP Lonsdale that the Offer will be successful, that all required regulatory consents and approvals will be obtained and all other conditions to completion of the transaction will be satisfied or waived, and the ability to achieve goals. The Offeror, BHP Lonsdale and Noront caution that the foregoing list of material factors and assumptions is not exhaustive. Many of these assumptions are based on factors and events that are not within the control of the Offeror, BHP Lonsdale or Noront, and there is no assurance that they will prove correct. Consequently, there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by the Offeror, BHP Lonsdale or Noront will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences for, or effects on, Noront, the Offeror or BHP Lonsdale, or their respective future results and performance.
Forward-looking information and statements on this website are based on the Offeror’s, BHP Lonsdale’s and Noront’s beliefs and opinions at the time the statements are made, and there should be no expectation that these forward-looking statements will be updated or supplemented as a result of new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise, and the Offeror, BHP Lonsdale and Noront disavow and disclaim any obligation to do so except as required by applicable law. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to be a forecast, projection or estimate of the future financial performance of the Offeror or any of its affiliates or Noront.
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