Shareholders Meetings

2016

Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time: 10:00 am (Eastern time)
Type: Annual General Meeting (“AGM”)
Place: Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites – Montreal Airport, Toscana II Room
Address: 700 Michel Jasmin, Dorval, Quebec, H3P 1C5
Telephone: 514-631- 2424 or 1-877- 731-2424 (toll free)
Record Date: July 28, 2016
Mailing Date: August 4, 2016
Deadline for Submitting Proxies: 10:00 am on August 29, 2016

 

Documents

The Notice of Meeting and the Information Circular is available for download from SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and from this website for a period of a year from the date of mailing.

• Information Circular Booklet
• Notice of Meeting
• Proxy Form
• Voting Instruction Form (VIF)
• Financial Statement Request Form

Types of Shareholders

Please note that in Canada, pursuant to the applicable laws, policies, rules and regulations, shareholders fall in the following categories:

  • Registered Shareholders – those shareholders whose name is contained on the Shareholders’ Registry maintained by the Company’s transfer agent, TMX Equity Transfer Company (“TMX Equity”). These shareholders are in possession of a physical share certificate registered in their name or have designated a third party to hold the said physical share certificate in trust for them.
  • Canadian Beneficial Owner – those shareholders residing in Canada whose shares are registered in the name of either CDS & Co., a broker, a bank or another intermediary (the “Agent”), and held by the
    Agent for their benefit. Depending on the instructions provided to the broker or bank, Beneficial Owner will be classified as follows:

    • Non-Objecting Beneficial Owner (“NOBO”) – those who have consented to having the details of
      their shareholdings disclosed to the Company for the purposes permitted under National Instrument 54-101
    • Objecting Beneficial Owner (“OBO”) – those who have requested to remain anonymous and declined to having the details of their shareholdings disclosed to the Company for the purposes permitted under National Instrument 54-101
  • US Beneficial Owner (“USBO”) – those shareholders residing in the United States whose shares are registered in the name of either Cede & Co., CDS & Co., a broker, a bank or another intermediary (the “Agent”), and held by the Agent for their benefit.
  • International Beneficial Owner (“IBO”) – those shareholders residing outside of Canada and the United States whose shares are registered in the name of another party and held in trust for their benefit.

Voting Instruction Document

Shortly after August 4, 2016, shareholders should receive the Information Circular, and either a Proxy or a Voting Instruction Form (VIF).

The type of document and the sender will depend on the category of shareholder:

▪ Registered Shareholders will receive a Proxy from Computershare and will be able to vote online, by fax, by mail or in person at the AGSM. Some Registered Shareholders will not receive a Proxy because their address of record is incorrect. Such Shareholders will need to contact Computershare to obtain a Proxy or an access code for online voting.

▪ NOBO Shareholders may receive a Voting Instruction Form (“VIF”) and will be able to vote online, by fax or by mail. However in order to attend the AGM and vote in person, they must appoint themselves as proxyholder and ensure the VIF is received by Computershare at least 48 hours before the meeting as set out in the VIF. Some NOBO Shareholders will not receive a VIF because they requested to be excluded from such mailings. Such Shareholders will need to contact TMX Equity to obtain a VIF.

▪ The OBO, USBO and IBO Shareholders may receive a proxy or a VIF (the “Voting Form”) mailed by the Broker or by his agent and will be able to vote online, by fax or by mail by following the specific instructions accompanying the Voting Form (these instructions are different from those received by the Registered and NOBO shareholders). However in order to attend the AGM and vote in person, they must appoint themselves as proxyholder and ensure the Voting Form is received at least 48 hours before the meeting or such other earlier time as specified on the Voting Form. Some OBO, USBO and IBO Shareholders will not receive a Voting Form, because they requested to be excluded from such mailings. Such Shareholders will need to contact their broker to obtain a Voting Form.

For more information contact the Secretary of the Company at 416-619-5304 or by e-mail to lafrance@vvcexploration.com or call the Company’s registrar and transfer agent, Computershare at 1-866- 393-4891.

This page will be updated as information becomes available.