STORAGEVAULT CANADA INC. (“StorageVault“) (TSX VENTURE:SVI): StorageVault announced today that the Board of Directors of StorageVault has approved the adoption of an advance notice by-law (the “Advance Notice By-law“), which requires advance notice to StorageVault in circumstances where nominations of persons for election to the Board are made by shareholders other than pursuant to a requisition of a meeting made pursuant to the provisions of the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) (“ABCA“) or a shareholder proposal made pursuant to the provisions of the ABCA.
Among other things, the Advance Notice By-law fixes a deadline by which shareholders must submit a notice of director nominations to StorageVault prior to any annual or special meeting of shareholders where directors are to be elected and sets forth the information that a shareholder must include in the notice for it to be valid. In the case of an annual general meeting of shareholders, notice to the Chief Executive Officer of StorageVault must be made not less than 30 nor more than 65 days prior to the date of the annual general meeting of shareholders; provided, however, that in the event that the annual general meeting of shareholders is called for at a date that is less than 50 days after the date (the “Notice Date“) on which the first public announcement of the date of the annual meeting was made, notice by the nominating shareholder must be given not later than the close of business on the tenth (10th) day following the Notice Date. In the case of a special meeting (which is not also an annual general meeting) of shareholders called for the purpose of electing directors (whether or not called for other purposes), notice to the Chief Executive Officer of StorageVault must be made not later than the close of business on the fifteenth (15th) day following the date on which the first public announcement of the date of the special meeting of shareholders was made.
The purpose of the Advance Notice By-law is to foster a variety of interests of the shareholders and StorageVault by ensuring that all shareholders, including those participating in a meeting by proxy rather than in person, receive adequate notice of the nominations to be considered at a meeting and can thereby exercise their voting rights in an informed manner. In addition, the Advance Notice By-law is intended to provide a reasonable framework for shareholders to nominate directors and should assist in facilitating an orderly and efficient meeting process.
At the next annual general and special meeting of shareholders of StorageVault to be held on May 29, 2014, the shareholders will be asked to confirm and ratify the Advance Notice By-law. A copy of the Advance Notice By-law has been filed under StorageVault’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com
About StorageVault Canada Inc.
StorageVault currently owns and operates Trans Can Mini-Stor in Regina, Kenaston Self Storage in Winnipeg, B&B Self Storage in Cambridge, Parksville Mini Storage in the Regional District of Nanaimo, Space Place Self Storage in Calgary, Airport Road Self Storage in London and Canadian PUPS in Saskatoon. Trans Can Mini-Stor, Kenaston Self Storage, B&B Mini Storage, Parksville Mini Storage and Space Place Self Storage are fixed unit storage facilities operating in conjunction with Canadian PUPS portable storage franchises at each location. StorageVault operates Canadian PUPS Portable Storage in Saskatoon as a stand-alone portable storage franchise. StorageVault also manages five self-storage facilities in southern Ontario and intends to continue to grow its business through the acquisition of additional self-storage properties, and organically as master franchisee through the development of Canadian PUPS portable storage facilities in Canada.