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TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – July 13, 2015) – Grenville Strategic Royalty Corp. (TSX VENTURE:GRC) (“Grenville” or the “Corporation”) announces that the board of directors of the Corporation has declared a dividend of $0.00416 per common share for the month of July 2015, representing $0.05 per share on an annualized basis. The dividend is payable on August 14, 2015 to shareholders of record on July 31, 2015. The ex-dividend date is July 29, 2015.
This dividend is designated by the Corporation to be an eligible dividend for the purpose of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and any similar provincial or territorial legislation. An enhanced dividend tax credit applies to eligible dividends paid to Canadian residents. The declaration and payment of dividends is at the discretion of the board of directors of the Corporation and any future declaration of dividends will depend on the Corporation’s financial results, cash requirements, future prospects and other factors deemed relevant by the board of directors of the Corporation.
The Corporation also announces that it has granted options to acquire an aggregate of 1,500,000 common shares of Grenville to Annie Theriault, who recently joined Grenville as a managing director. The options are exercisable at a price of CDN$0.87 per common share and will vest annually in equal tranches if the Corporation achieves cumulative free cash (as that term is defined in the Corporation’s management discussion and analysis) of at least $5 million, $10 million, $15 million and $20 million by the first, second, third and fourth anniversaries of the grant date, respectively. The options have a term of 5 years and are subject in all respects to the terms of Grenville’s stock option plan.
Grenville is a Toronto-based company that was formed to provide royalty-based finance solutions by acquiring revenue streams generated by growing industrial and technology businesses. Grenville has identified a large and underserviced finance market for companies generating up to $50 million in revenue, many of which are well managed and generating improving cash flow, but face difficult financing hurdles from traditional debt and equity markets. The non-dilutive royalty financing structure offered by Grenville can bridge the financing needs of these companies until traditional debt or equity is available to them on more attractive commercial terms. The application of Grenville’s royalty financing structure into sectors not traditionally serviced by royalty companies represents a new and innovative financing model – Capital Simplified – that has already attracted a considerable number of opportunities with attractive potential returns.
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