CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 9, 2013) - Donnybrook Energy Inc. ("Donnybrook" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:DEI) reports that at its annual and special meeting of shareholders of the Company ("Shareholders") held on September 6, 2013 (the "Meeting"), Shareholders approved all items of business, including the previously announced proposed consolidation of its common shares ("Common Shares") and name change.
At the Meeting, Shareholders approved a special resolution to consolidate the issued and outstanding Common Shares on the basis of one (1) post-consolidation Common Share for up to every forty-three (43) pre-consolidation Common Shares, or such lesser ratio that the board of directors of the Company (the "Board"), in its sole discretion, may determine to be appropriate (the "Consolidation"). Shareholders also approved a special resolution to change the name of the Company to "Deca Exploration Inc." or such other name as the Board may determine to approve (the "Name Change").
Additionally, Shareholders approved an amendment to the Company's by-laws relating to the advance notice for the nomination of directors (the "Advance Notice By-Law"). The Advance Notice By-Law fixes deadlines for submitting director nominations to the Company prior to any annual or special meeting of Shareholders where director are to be elected, and sets forth the information that a Shareholder must include in their nomination in order for it to be valid. The purpose of the Advance Notice By-Law is to treat all Shareholders fairly by ensuring that all Shareholders, including those participating in a meeting by proxy rather than in person, receive adequate notice of the nominations to be considered at a meeting and can thereby exercise their voting rights in an informed manner. In addition, the Advance Notice By-Law should assist in facilitating an orderly and efficient meeting process. The full text of the Advance Notice By-Law is contained in the management information circular of the Company dated August 8, 2013 which is available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
The Company is assessing the impact of the recently announced proposed class action on its pursuit of strategic alternatives and the maximization of Shareholder value. The Company firmly believes that the allegations in the proposed class action are without merit and the Company will be vigorously defending the claims.
Except as required by law, Donnybrook does not intend to disclose developments with respect to strategic alternatives until the Board has approved a definitive transaction or strategic alternative. The Company cautions that there are no guarantees that a transaction will be undertaken or a strategic alternative pursued.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DONNYBROOK ENERGY INC.
Malcolm F. W. Todd, Chief Executive Officer
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Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors, expectations or assumptions of Donnybrook which have been used to develop such statements and information but which may prove to be incorrect. Although Donnybrook believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because Donnybrook can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties.
Additional information regarding some of these risks, expectations, assumptions and other factors may be found in the Company's Annual Information Form and Management's Discussion and Analysis prepared for the year ended December 31, 2012. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Donnybrook undertakes no obligations to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.
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Donnybrook Energy Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer
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