|By Marketwired .||
|February 13, 2014 10:31 AM EST||
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/13/14 -- VMS Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VMS) ("VMS Ventures" or the "Company") announced on February 13, 2014 that it will hold an annual meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") on April 17, 2014. The record date for the shareholders entitled to vote at the Meeting has been set as shareholders of record as at the close of business on March 10, 2014.
The Company also announces that the board of directors (the "Board") of the Company approved an advance notice policy (the "Advance Notice Policy") on February 13, 2014. The Advance Notice Policy includes, among other things, a provision that requires advance notice be given to the Company in circumstances where nominations of persons for election to the Board are made by shareholders of the Company other than pursuant to: (i) a requisition of a meeting made pursuant to the provisions of the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) (the "BCA"); or (ii) a shareholder proposal made pursuant to the provisions of the BCA.
Additionally, the Advance Notice Policy sets a deadline by which holders of record of common shares of the Company must submit director nominations to the Company prior to any annual or special meeting of shareholders, sets forth the information that a shareholder must include in the notice to the Company, and establishes the form in which the shareholder must submit the notice for that notice to be in proper written form.
In the case of an annual meeting of shareholders, notice to the Company must be made not less than 30 days nor more than 65 days prior to the date of the annual meeting. However, in the event that the annual meeting is to be held on a date that is less than 40 days after the date on which the first public announcement of the date of the annual meeting was made, notice may be made not later than the close of business on the tenth (10th) day following such public announcement.
In the case of a special meeting of shareholders (which is not also an annual meeting) notice to the Company must be made not later than the close of business on the fifteenth (15th) day following the day on which the first public announcement of the date of the special meeting was made.
The Advance Notice Policy is in full force and effect as of the date it was approved. In accordance with the terms of the Advance Notice Policy, the Advance Notice Policy will be put to shareholders of the Company for approval at the Meeting, and if the Advance Notice Policy is not confirmed at the Meeting by ordinary resolution of shareholders, the Advance Notice Policy will terminate and be of no further force and effect following the termination of the Meeting.
For purposes of the Meeting, in accordance with the terms of the Advance Notice Policy, the Board has determined that notice of nominations of persons for election to the Board at the Meeting must be made by March 13, 2014. Such notice must be in the form, and given in the manner, prescribed by the Advance Notice Policy, and the Corporate Secretary of the Company has stipulated [email protected] as an email address for receipt of such a notice.
The full text of the Advance Notice Policy is available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
About VMS Ventures Inc.:
VMS Ventures Inc. is focused primarily on acquiring, exploring and developing copper-zinc-gold-silver massive sulphide deposits in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake VMS Belt of Manitoba. The Company's VMS project property portfolio consists of the Reed mine, which is subject to a 70-30 JV with Hudbay Minerals and achieved initial production in Q4-2013, Copper Project, McClarty Lake Project, Sails Lake Project, Puella Bay Project and Morton Lake Project. Outside of the Snow Lake camp, the Company holds massive sulphide prospective properties near the past producing Fox Lake and Ruttan copper-zinc mines, near the communities of Lynn Lake and Leaf Rapids in northern Manitoba. These properties are located in the mining friendly province of Manitoba, Canada. The Company also has optioned the Black Creek property in the Sudbury mining camp.
VMS Ventures owns approximately 23.9% of North American Nickel Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAN). For more information on North American Nickel Inc., please visit www.northamericannickel.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Roozendaal, B.Sc., President
VMS Ventures Inc.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as the term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy of accuracy of this news release.
VMS Ventures Inc.
Director and Corporate Secretary
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