Blaine, WA: Tamerlane Ventures Inc. (TAM: TSX-V) announces that the Board of Directors of the Company has approved the adoption of a shareholder rights plan (the “Plan”), effective April 16, 2007. The Plan is designed to give the Company’s Board of Directors and shareholders sufficient time to properly assess an unsolicited take-over bid without any undue pressure. Adoption of the plan also gives the Company’s Board of Directors time to consider alternatives designed to allow the Company’s shareholders to receive full and fair value for their common shares. Additionally, the Plan is designed to provide shareholders of the Company with equal treatment in a take-over bid.
Rights under the Plan will become exercisable when a person, together with any parties related to it, acquires or announces its intention to acquire 20% or more of the Company’s outstanding common shares without complying with the provisions of the Plan or without approval of the Board of Directors of the Company. Under such circumstances, each right, upon exercise, will permit the purchase of common shares of the Company at a substantial discount to the market price.
The Company intends to seek shareholder approval of the Plan at its upcoming annual and special meeting of shareholders. The adoption of the plan is also subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.
Ross Burns, President & CEO commented, “This new plan will allow the Board of Directors of Tamerlane time to investigate all alternatives to maximize shareholder value in the event of an unsolicited takeover bid.”
“Ross F. Burns”
President & CEO
For further information, please contact:
Brent Jones, Manager of Investor Relations
Phone: (360) 332-4653
Fax: (360) 332-4652
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