TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan. 8, 2016) – Northquest Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:NQ)(FRANKFURT:N3Q) (“Northquest” or “the Company”) announced today that it has called a special meeting of shareholders of the Company (the “Meeting”) to take place on May 2, 2016. The record date for determining shareholders eligible to vote at the Meeting has been set as March 28, 2016. The Meeting was called in response to a requisition received from Nord Gold N.V. (“Nordgold”) in relation to an election of the Company’s directors.
The board of directors of the Company selected the May 2, 2016 date for the Meeting so that the independent committee of the directors of the Company considering Nordgold’s expected take-over bid (the “Bid”) has sufficient time to obtain the requisite formal valuation and can provide Northquest stakeholders with informed and independent advice as to whether to tender into the Bid. Additional information regarding the Bid can be found in the Company’s press release dated December 15, 2015.
The Company will provide further information about the Meeting in a management information circular that will be mailed to shareholders and filed under the Company’s issuer profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
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