Securities Law & Instruments


Headnote

National Policy 11-206 Process for Cease to be a Reporting Issuer Applications – Application for an order than the issuer is not a reporting issuer under applicable securities laws – issuer in default of securities legisation – relief granted.

Applicable Legislative Provisions

Securities Act (Ontario), ss. 1(10)(a)(ii).

August 31, 2018

IN THE MATTER OF
THE SECURITIES LEGISLATION OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ONTARIO
(the Jurisdictions)

AND

IN THE MATTER OF
THE PROCESS FOR CEASE TO BE A
REPORTING ISSUER APPLICATIONS

AND

IN THE MATTER OF
ARIZONA MINING INC.
(the Filer)

ORDER

Background

1              The securities regulatory authority or regulator in each of the Jurisdictions (Decision Maker) has received an application from the Filer for an order under the securities legislation of the Jurisdictions (the Legislation) that the Filer has ceased to be a reporting issuer in all jurisdictions of Canada in which it is a reporting issuer (the Order Sought).

Under the Process for Cease to be a Reporting Issuer Applications (for a dual application):

(a)           the British Columbia Securities Commission is the principal regulator for this application,

(b)           the Filer has provided notice that subsection 4C.5(1) of Multilateral Instrument 11-102 Passport System (MI 11-102) is intended to be relied upon in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, and

(c)           this order is the order of the principal regulator and evidences the decision of the securities regulatory authority or regulator in Ontario.

Interpretation

2              Terms defined in National Instrument 14-101 Definitions and MI 11-102 have the same meaning if used in this order, unless otherwise defined.

Representations

3              This order is based on the following facts represented by the Filer:

1.             the Filer is a company existing under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) (BCBCA);

2.             the Filer’s head office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia;

3.             the Filer’s authorized share capital consists of an unlimited number of common shares (Common Shares) and an unlimited number of preferred shares;

4.             on June 17, 2018, the Filer entered into an arrangement agreement with South32 Limited (South32) and its affiliate South32 North America Projects ULC (Acquireco), pursuant to which Acquireco would acquire all of the Common Shares not already held by affiliates of South32 by way of a plan of arrangement (the Arrangement) under the BCBCA;

5.             the Arrangement was approved at a special meeting of the shareholders of the Filer held on August 2, 2018, and on August 3, 2018 the Supreme Court of British Columbia granted a final order approving the Arrangement;

6.             on August 10, 2018, the Arrangement was completed and Acquireco acquired all of the Common Shares;

7.             the Common Shares were delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange on August 10, 2018;

8.             the Filer is not an OTC reporting issuer under Multilateral Instrument 51-105 Issuers Quoted in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets;

9.             the outstanding securities of the Filer, including debt securities, are beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by fewer than 15 securityholders in each of the jurisdictions of Canada and fewer than 51 securityholders in total worldwide;

10.          no securities of the Filer, including debt securities, are traded in Canada or another country on a marketplace as defined in National Instrument 21-101 Marketplace Operation or any other facility for bringing together buyers and sellers of securities where trading data is publicly reported;

11.          the Filer is applying for an order that the Filer has ceased to be a reporting issuer in all of the jurisdictions of Canada in which it is a reporting issuer;

12.          the Filer is not in default of securities legislation in any jurisdiction, other than the obligation of the Filer to file on or before August 14, 2018 its interim financial statements and related management’s discussion and analysis for the interim period ended June 30, 2018 as required under National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations and the related certificates as required under National Instrument 52-109 Certification of Disclosure in Issuers’ Annual and Interim Filings (collectively, the Filings); and

13.          the Filer is not eligible to use the simplified procedure under National Policy 11-206 Process for Cease to be a Reporting Issuer Applications as it is in default for failure to file the Filings.

Order

4              Each of the Decision Makers is satisfied that the order meets the test set out in the Legislation for the Decision Maker to make the order.

The decision of the Decision Makers under the Legislation is that the Order Sought is granted.

“John Hinze”
Director, Corporate Finance
British Columbia Securities Commission