TORONTO, April 15, 2020 – Optiva Inc. (“Optiva” or the “Company“) (TSX: OPT), a leader in providing communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide with cloud-native revenue management software on the public cloud, announced today that the Company will hold its annual and special meeting of shareholders (the “Meeting“) on August 11, 2020. The Meeting will deal both with normal course matters and matters related to the previously announced requisition for a special meeting of holders of the Company’s subordinate voting shares received by the Board of Directors of the Company from Maple Rock Capital Partners Inc.
On March 31, 2020, the Company announced that the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company had approved the postponement of the Meeting, which was previously scheduled for May 12, 2020, after the Company was advised by virtual meeting service providers that it was not possible to conduct a virtual contested shareholder meeting.
Following discussions with its transfer agent, Broadridge, and virtual meeting service providers, the Company has determined that it is not possible to hold a contested Meeting in a virtual or hybrid format. As a result of the inability to conduct the Meeting virtually, and out of concern for the safety of the Company’s staff, shareholders and advisers involved in the Meeting, the Company has decided to conduct the Meeting in person in August, when government-imposed restrictions on travel and in-person meetings are expected to be eased, and when the health risks posed by gatherings due to the dangers of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) are expected to be lessened. The Company intends to seek all necessary approvals required to hold the Meeting on August 11, 2020.
The Company notes that five of seven of its directors and its Chief Executive Officer are located in the United States. As a result of travel restrictions imposed by the United States and Canadian governments, currently, they are not permitted to travel to Canada for an in-person meeting.
Shareholders entitled to vote at the Meeting will receive detailed information about the requisitioned matters as well as annual general matters in the form of a management information circular in advance of the Meeting. Shareholders are not required to take any action at this time in respect of the combined annual and special Meeting.
About Optiva Inc.:
Optiva Inc. is the leader in providing communication service providers (CSPs) worldwide with cloud-native revenue management software on the public cloud. MNOs and MVNOs can integrate our best-of-breed charging engine into a BSS stack or deploy our fully managed, end-to-end, SaaS platform. Optiva products offer unmatched speed, scale, security, and savings. Our market knowledge, analytical insights, and unique Customer Success Program ensure telecoms are equipped to achieve their strategic business goals. Established in 1999, Optiva Inc. is on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: OPT). For more information, visit www.optiva.com.
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