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The authorized share capital of Uni-Select is composed of one class of common shares and one class of preferred shares. As of September 30, 2014, there were 21,256,269 common shares of the Corporation issued and outstanding of which approximately 56% were widely held.

Each common share entitles the holder thereof to one vote and to receive dividends in such amounts and payable at such time as the Board of Directors shall determine.

The common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol UNS.

 

Dividends
Uni-Select has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders since 1988. The Corporation’s practice is to declare quarterly dividends, subject to profitability, liquidity requirements to finance growth, the general financial health of the Corporation and other factors determined by the Board of Directors from time to time. Its practice has been to declare a dividend at a rate of approximately 20% of the previous year’s net recurring earnings.

The Uni-Select dividend is an eligible dividend for tax purposes, unless otherwise indicated. There is no dividend reinvestment plan available.

The dividend history below has been adjusted for the following stock splits: 2-for-1 stock split on December 1, 1993; 2-for-1 stock split on May 31, 1999.


Date Declared Date of Record Date Payable Currency / Amount
October 30, 2014
December 31, 2014
January 21, 2015
CA$0.1500
July 30, 2014 September 30, 2014 October 21, 2014 CA$0.1500
April 30, 2014 June 30, 2014 July 22, 2014 CA$0.1500
February 27, 2014 March 31, 2014 April 22, 2014 CA$0.1300
October 31, 2013
December 31, 2013
January 22, 2014
CA$0.1300
July 31, 2013 September 30, 2013 October 22, 2013 CA$0.1300
May 1, 2013 June 30, 2013 July 19, 2013 CA$0.1300
February 28, 2013 March 31, 2013 April 19, 2013 CA$0.1300
November 8, 2012 December 30, 2012 March 22, 2013 CA$0.1300
August 7, 2012 September 30, 2012 October 19, 2012 CA$0.1300
May 8, 2012 June 30, 2012 July 20, 2012 CA$0.1300
March 8, 2012 March 30, 2012 April 20, 2012 CA$0.1300
November 8, 2011 December 30, 2011 January 20, 2012 CA$0.1200
August 2, 2011 September 30, 2011 October 19, 2011 CA$0.1200
May 11, 2011 June 30, 2011 July 20, 2011 CA$0.1200
March 15, 2011 March 31, 2011 April 21, 2011 CA$0.1200
November 10, 2010 December 31, 2010 January 21, 2011 CA$0.1165
August 6, 2010 September 30, 2010 October 19, 2010 CA$0.1165
May 4, 2010 June 30, 2010 July 20, 2010 CA$0.1165
March 30, 2010 March 31, 2010 April 21, 2010 CA$0.1165
November 11, 2009 December 31, 2009 January 21, 2010 CA$0.1165
August 5, 2009 September 30, 2009 October 20, 2009 CA$0.1165
May 5, 2009 June 30, 2009 July 21, 2009 CA$0.1165
March 10, 2009 March 31, 2009 April 21, 2009 CA$0.1165
November 11, 2008 December 31, 2008 January 20, 2009 CA$0.1075
August 5, 2008 September 30, 2008 October 21, 2008 CA$0.1075
May 8, 2008 June 30, 2008 July 21, 2008 CA$0.1075
March 13, 2008 March 31, 2008 April 21, 2008 CA$0.1075
November 13, 2007 December 31, 2007 January 21, 2008 CA$0.1075
August 7, 2007 September 28, 2007 October 22, 2007 CA$0.1075
May 11, 2007 June 29, 2007 July 23, 2007 CA$0.1075
March 16, 2007 March 30, 2007 April 20, 2007 CA$0.1075
November 8, 2006 December 31, 2006 January 22, 2007 CA$0.1000
August 4, 2006 September 30, 2006 October 23, 2006 CA$0.1000
May 17, 2006 June 30, 2006 July 21, 2006 CA$0.1000
March 16, 2006 March 31, 2006 April 21, 2006 CA$0.1000
October 28, 2005 December 30, 2005 January 20, 2006 CA$0.0800
August 4, 2005 September 30, 2005 October 20, 2005 CA$0.0800
May 3, 2005 June 30, 2005 July 21, 2005 CA$0.0800
March 16, 2005 March 31, 2005 April 21, 2005 CA$0.0800

 

Issuance of Shares
Since its initial public offering in 1985, Uni-Select has made only 2 issuances of shares.

To complete the financing of the acquisition of Middle Atlantic Warehouse Distributor Inc. (MAWDI) in 2004, Uni-Select issued 1,000,000 common shares to MAWDI’s former owner.

To complete the financing of its FinishMaster acquisition in 2011, the Corporation issued 1,983,750 common shares. Uni-Select also issued convertible unsecured subordinated debentures, which bear interest at a rate of 5.9% per annum. The debentures are convertible into common shares at the option of the holder at a price of C$41.76 per share. The convertible debentures will mature on January 31, 2016.

 

Normal Course Issuer Bid
On July 31, 2014, the Board of Directors authorized the renewal of the normal course issuer bid (“Issuer Bid”) and the purchase of up to 1.18% of the public float of the Corporation’s common shares as at July 30, 2014. The Issuer Bid enables the Corporation to purchase – on the open market and through the facilities of the TSX – up to 250,000 shares for cancellation. The Issuer Bid will expire on August 10, 2015.

 

Common shares repurchased

Fiscal Year No. of Shares Repurchased Ave. Weighted Price (C$)
2013 287,501 22.87
2012 87,366 23.72
2011 70,800 25.63
2010 14,700 25.79



The information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting but may be superseded by subsequent disclosures.