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CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pursuant to the early warning requirements of applicable Canadian securities laws, W. Brett Wilson announces that he has acquired ownership and control of an aggregate of 750,000 common shares ("Maxim Shares") of Maxim Power Corp. ("Maxim"), representing approximately 1.5% of the issued and outstanding Maxim Shares (based on 50,031,951 Maxim Shares issued and outstanding), at a price of $3.20 per Maxim Share for a total cash purchase price of $2,400,000. Mr. Wilson acquired the Maxim Shares from one (1) third party (the "Seller") on November 11, 2021 pursuant to a purchase and sale agreement (the "PSA").
Before giving effect to the transaction, Mr. Wilson owned or controlled an aggregate of 15,806,552 Maxim Shares representing approximately 31.6% of the issued and outstanding Maxim Shares (based on the number of issued and outstanding Maxim Shares set forth above). After giving effect to the transaction, Mr. Wilson owns or controls an aggregate of 16,556,552 Maxim Shares representing approximately 33.1% of the issued and outstanding Maxim Shares (based on the number of issued and outstanding Maxim Shares set forth above).
The acquisition of the Maxim Shares was completed pursuant to the private agreement exemption set forth in section 4.2(1) of National Instrument 62-104 – Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids ("NI 62-104") in accordance with the PSA between Mr. Wilson and the Seller. The value of the consideration paid for the Maxim Shares was not greater than 115% of the "market price" of the Maxim Shares determined in accordance with section 1.11 of NI 62-104.
Furthermore, Mr. Wilson (indirectly through Prairie Merchant Corporation ("Prairie Merchant") a company owned and controlled by Mr. Wilson) has made a commitment to fund up to 50% of the maximum principal amount of a $75 million convertible loan provided to Maxim dated September 10, 2019, as amended (the "Convertible Loan"), representing a maximum aggregate commitment of $37.5 million. The Convertible Loan was drawn as to $29.4 million as at September 30, 2021, or $14.7 million attributable to Prairie Merchant. Assuming the full $37.5 million principal amount of the Convertible Loan attributable to Prairie Merchant is fully drawn and converted into Maxim Shares, Prairie Merchant would acquire 16,666,667 Maxim Shares at a conversion price of $2.25 per share.
If the 16,666,667 Maxim Shares issuable on conversion of the full amount of the Convertible Loan attributable to Prairie Merchant are issued, Mr. Wilson (including Prairie Merchant) would have ownership and/or control over 33,223,219 Maxim Shares, representing approximately 39.9% of the then issued and outstanding Maxim Shares assuming the Convertible Loan is fully drawn and converted into Common Shares, including the conversion of any principal amounts attributable to the other lender (the "Other Lender") thereunder (49.8% of the then issued and outstanding Maxim Shares assuming the full conversion of the Convertible Loan attributable to Prairie Merchant only and excluding the conversion of any principal amounts attributable to the Other Lender thereunder).
The acquisition of the Maxim Shares was made in furtherance of Mr. Wilson’s investment objectives. Mr. Wilson may, from time to time, as market opportunities exist or develop, increase or decrease his ownership in Maxim Shares as permitted by applicable securities laws.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO OBTAIN A COPY OF THE EARLY WARNING REPORT FILED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS PRESS RELEASE, PLEASE CONTACT:
W. Brett Wilson
Seventh Floor, 933 – 17th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2T 5R6
Phone: (403) 705-7709