Section 144(1) – Application to vary a cease trade order – cease trade order varied to permit beneficial shareholders, who are not insiders or control persons, to sell securities outside of Canada, subject to conditions.
Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, as am., ss. 127, 144.
IN THE MATTER OF
THE SECURITIES ACT,
R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, AS AMENDED
IN THE MATTER OF
(Section 144(1) of the Act)
WHEREAS the securities of Jetcom Inc. (the “Issuer”) are subject to a temporary cease trade order issued by the Director on May 8, 2015 pursuant to paragraph 2 of subsection 127(1) and subsection 127(5) of the Act, as extended by a further cease trade order issued by the Director on May 20, 2015 pursuant to paragraph 2 of subsection 127(1) of the Act (the “Cease Trade Order”), directing that trading in securities of the Issuer cease until further order by the Director;
AND WHEREAS a cease trade order with respect to the Issuer’s securities was also issued by the Alberta Securities Commission on August 19, 2015 and the British Columbia Securities Commission on May 11, 2015;
AND WHEREAS the Issuer’s securities are not listed on and do not trade on any exchange in Canada;
AND WHEREAS shareholders of the Issuer have made an application to the Commission pursuant to section 144(1) of the Act to vary the Cease Trade Order;
AND UPON the Director being satisfied that:
a) the terms and conditions to the Cease Trade Order put Ontario resident share-holders of the Issuer at a disadvantage to certain shareholders who are free to trade their shares over a foreign market; and
b) it is not prejudicial to the public interest to vary the Cease Trade Order under section 144(1) of the Act;
IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to section 144(1) of the Act, the Cease Trade Order be varied by including the following section:
Despite this order, a beneficial shareholder of Jetcom Inc., who is not, and was not as at May 8, 2015, an insider or control person of Jetcom Inc., may sell securities of Jetcom Inc. acquired before May 8, 2015, if:
1. the sale is made through a market outside of Canada; and
2. the sale is made through an investment dealer registered in Ontario.
DATED this 19th day of August, 2016.
Corporate Finance Branch
Ontario Securities Commission