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MONTREAL, Oct. 25, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Fiera Capital Corporation (TSX: FSZ) ("Fiera Capital" or the "Firm"), a leading independent asset management firm, announced that Fiera Capital L.P. ("Fiera LP") exercised its option and acquired, on October 24, 2018, 5,556,201 Class A subordinate voting shares of Fiera Capital (the "Class A Shares") from CGOV Asset Management ("CGOV"). The option had been granted by CGOV to Fiera LP concurrently with the acquisition by Fiera Capital of the business of CGOV on May 31, 2018, pursuant to which Fiera Capital had issued the Class A Shares to CGOV in partial satisfaction of the purchase price. The Class A Shares acquired by Fiera LP remain subject to the escrow arrangements described in the news release of Fiera Capital issued in connection with the acquisition of CGOV.
The purchase price per Class A Share acquired by Fiera LP was $12.47 and was satisfied by Fiera LP issuing units of Fiera LP to CGOV. Such purchase is exempt from the applicable take-over bid requirements under the private agreement exemption.
Immediately prior to the purchase of the Class A Shares, Fiera LP owned 719,087 Class A Shares, representing 0.92% of the issued and outstanding Class A Shares, and 19,412,401 Class B special voting shares of Fiera Capital (the "Class B Shares"), representing all of the issued and outstanding Class B Shares. Following the purchase of the Class A Shares, Fiera LP owns 6,275,288 Class A Shares, representing approximately 8.03% of the issued and outstanding Class A Shares, and 19,412,401 Class B Shares. Assuming the conversion of the 19,412,401 Class B Shares owned by Fiera LP into Class A Shares, Fiera LP would own 25,687,689 Class A Shares, representing in the aggregate approximately 26.32% of all issued and outstanding shares of Fiera Capital. Fiera LP exercised the option and acquired the Class A Shares from CGOV because its ownership interest in Fiera Capital, calculated in accordance with Fiera Capital's articles, decreased to under 20%.
Mr. Jean-Guy Desjardins, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Fiera Capital, indirectly controls Fiera Holdings Inc., the sole general partner of Fiera LP. Fiera Holdings Inc., as general partner of Fiera LP, determines how the shares of Fiera Capital held by Fiera LP are voted.
An early warning report with additional information in respect of the transaction will be filed and made available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com under Fiera Capital's issuer profile. In order to obtain a copy of the early warning report, you may also contact Ms. Violaine Des Roches, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary at Fiera Capital, at telephone number: (514) 954-3750. Fiera Capital's head office and the address of Fiera LP and of Jean-Guy Desjardins for these purposes is 1501 McGill College, Suite 800, Montreal, Quebec H3A 3M8.
About Fiera Capital Corporation
Fiera Capital is a leading independent asset management firm with approximately C$143.5 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2018. The Firm provides institutional, retail and private wealth clients with access to full-service integrated money management solutions across traditional and alternative asset classes. Clients and their portfolios derive benefit from Fiera Capital's depth of expertise, diversified offerings and outstanding service. Fiera Capital trades under the ticker FSZ on the Toronto Stock Exchange. www.fieracapital.com
In the U.S., asset management services are provided by the Firm's U.S. affiliates who are investment advisers that are registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Registration with the SEC does not imply a certain level of skill or training.
Additional information about Fiera Capital Corporation, including the Firm's annual information form, is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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