Amerigo Announces Renewal of Share Repurchase Program
November 8, 2007
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Nov. 8, 2007 /CNW/ - Amerigo Resources Ltd. ("Amerigo", TSX:ARG) announced today its intention to renew its normal course issuer bid. Under this issuer bid, Amerigo's board of directors has authorized the acquisition of up to 2,000,000 of Amerigo's common shares during the one year period commencing on November 14, 2007 and ending on November 13, 2008. All purchases will be made through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Pursuant to TSX policies, daily purchases made by the Company will not exceed 110,274 common shares or 25% of the average daily trading volume of 441,094 common shares on the TSX, subject to certain prescribed exceptions.
As of November 5, 2007 Amerigo had 94,532,744 common shares issued and outstanding. The shares that may be repurchased under this issuer bid represent approximately 2.2% of Amerigo's public float, which is estimated to be 87,657,243 common shares.
The actual number of shares that may be purchased during the one year period and the time of such purchases will be determined by Amerigo. All shares purchased under the issuer bid will be cancelled. During the 12 month period prior to the date of this press release, Amerigo purchased 526,500 of its common shares at an average price of $1.79 per share pursuant to the Normal Course Issuer Bid in place during the period from November 14, 2006 to November 13, 2007.
Amerigo is undertaking this issuer bid as it believes that from time to time the market price of its common shares does not reflect the underlying value of Amerigo.
Amerigo Resources Ltd. is a Canadian junior company producing copper and molybdenum from its MVC operations near Santiago, Chile. Tel: (604) 681-2802; Fax: (604) 682-2802; Web: www.amerigoresources.com; Listing: ARG:TSX
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