RF.PR.A Special Meeting Adjourned

C.A. Bancorp Canadian Realty Finance Corporation has announced:

that the Corporation’s special meeting of Class A and Series 1 Preferred Shareholders (the “CRFC Shareholders”) to be held today (the “Special Meeting”) to consider the previously announced Proposed Transaction has been adjourned until May 5, 2011.

An insufficient number of holders of Series 1 Preferred Shares was present in person or represented by proxy to constitute a quorum for the conduct of business at the Special Meeting. The adjourned Special Meeting will be held on May 5, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. EST at the Corporation’s offices at 401 Bay Street, Suite 1600, Toronto, Ontario. Proxies for the adjourned Special Meeting must be received no later than May 3, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

CRFC Shareholders are encouraged to read the Information Circular for the Special Meeting, which contains detailed information about the Proposed Transaction, and to vote their shares. A copy of the Information Circular is available under the corporate profile of CRFC on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com and on CRFC’s website at www.cabancorp.com.

CRFC Shareholders who have questions about the information contained in the Information Circular or the Proposed Transaction or who require assistance in completing the applicable form of proxy, are encouraged to contact Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. by telephone at 1-866-581-1513 toll free in North America or 416-867-2272 outside of North America or by email at contactus@kingsdaleshareholder.com.

Director Resignation

The Corporation also announced today that Robert Wolf has tendered his resignation as a director of the Corporation. The Board will consider the need for a replacement director if the Proposed Transaction described in the Information Circular does not proceed. In the meantime, the remaining two directors will continue to carry out the duties of the Board. The Board is currently comprised of John Driscoll (Chair) and Paul Haggis.

The information circular is available on-line and was discussed in the post RF.PR.A: Shareholders to Vote on Manager Change.

In that post I pointed out that the proposed new manager is a hedge fund specialist with no publicly published track record and concluded:

Well, I just plain don’t like this issue and recommend that preferred shareholders vote against the plan. A change in recommendation will be dependent upon:

  • The company should obtain a credit rating for the preferreds
  • The company should present a credible plan for funding the redemption of the preferreds (e.g., a credit line with a major bank).
  • The NAV test should be more stringent.

I see no reason to change the recommendation as yet. Vote No!

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