|By Marketwired .||
|July 2, 2014 12:00 PM EDT||
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/14 -- Computer Modelling Group Ltd. (TSX:CMG) (CMG or the Company) today announced that further to its distribution of the management information circular (the Circular) to shareholders of CMG in relation to the annual meeting of shareholders (the Meeting), the Company has been involved in discussions with, and has received suggestions from Institutional Shareholder Services Canada (ISS), a proxy voting advisory and corporate governance services firm, with respect to amending the amendment provision contained in CMG's Amended and Restated Stock Option Plan (2014) (the Plan) so that it conforms with ISS's current guidelines. Having considered the views of ISS, the Company has determined to amend the amendment provision contained in its Plan. The amendment of the Plan is subject to receipt of regulatory approval.
Based on the amendments made to the Plan, we expect ISS to issue an updated alert whereby it will recommend shareholders of the Company to vote FOR the resolution seeking approval of unallocated options, as more fully described under the item "Special Business" on page 12 of the Circular. The revised version of the Plan will be filed on SEDAR including a black-lined version, and will be available to shareholders at the Meeting and upon request to the Vice-President, Finance and CFO of the Corporation.
FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as "anticipate", "achievable", "believe", "expect", "estimate", "plan", "intend", "project", "may", "should", "could", "predict", "will", or similar words suggesting future outcomes or language suggesting an outlook. Forward-looking statements and information are based on CMG's current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to CMG. Although management of CMG considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. Forward-looking statements are subject to many external variables and risks that are beyond CMG's control, including but not limited to the fact that there is no guarantee that ISS will issue a favourable voting recommendation following the Company's amendment of the Plan as per ISS's current guidelines.
About Computer Modelling Group Ltd.
Computer Modelling Group Ltd. is a computer software technology and consulting company serving the oil and gas industry. CMG, recognized by oil and gas companies worldwide as a leading developer of reservoir modelling software, has sales and technical support services based in Calgary, Houston, London, Caracas, Dubai, Bogota and Kuala Lumpur. CMG is the leading supplier of advanced processes reservoir modelling software in the world with a blue chip client base of international oil companies and technology centers in over 50 countries. The Company's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "CMG."