Goldmoney Inc. Provides Corporate UpdateDec 5, 2018
TORONTO – Goldmoney Inc. (TSX:XAU) (“Goldmoney”) (the “Company”), a precious metal financial service and technology company, is pleased to provide this corporate update.
As previously announced on November 14 and November 26, 2018, Goldmoney will distribute to its shareholders on a pro rata basis 3.99 million Class B subordinate voting shares of Menē Inc. (the “Menē Shares”), a TSX Venture listed company (Symbol: MENE). The exact ratio to make this distribution will be 0.051767721 of a Menē Share for each common share of Goldmoney held as of close of business on the record date.
The payable date remains as previously announced as December 7, 2018.
The Company has announced the resignation of Josh Crumb from the Board of Directors with effect from December 4, 2018. “It is with great regret that the board has accepted the resignation of Josh Crumb as a director of the Company, which he has served with me since the inception of BitGold over five years ago,” said Roy Sebag, Chairman. “The board and staff are thankful for the meaningful contributions Josh has made, and we wish him well in his new endeavours.”
The Company draws attention to the high trading volume in the shares of the Company on December 4, 2018 and November 24, 2018, which were accompanied by a decline in the share price. The Company is of the view that there were forced sales on these two days as a result of margin calls. The Company is unaware of any material change in its operations that would account for the recent market activity.
Goldmoney Inc. also announced today revisions to its disclosure concerning Goldmoney Wealth Limited (“GWL”) one of Goldmoney’s wholly-owned Jersey subsidiaries. GWL is incorporated in Jersey and regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (“JFSC”). In the Management Discussion and Analysis disclosure accompanying the release of our first quarter results on August 8, 2018, we reported that there were one-off, non-recurring professional fees of CAN$1.8 million, most of which was incurred with a Jersey-based consulting firm to ensure GWL meets all compliance and regulatory requirements of the JSFC. This disclosure was made because the increase in professional fees relating to GWL (as well relating to Menē) was a material expense item that in part explained our Q1 results. As had been anticipated in our Q1 MD&A, these consulting fees do not continue. The underlying GWL-related compliance matters that were addressed in this consultation process were not material to Goldmoney Inc., as a whole, because no other entities in the Goldmoney group of companies were affected by such issues. This extensive consultation has now been completed. The results of this consultation have allowed Goldmoney to better assess the role of, and importance of, GWL in the Goldmoney family of companies. While GWL remains an important subsidiary, largely as a result of its legacy business following the combination in 2015 of GWL and other Jersey entities within what is today the business of Goldmoney, Goldmoney’s past disclosure relating to GWL in Goldmoney’s Annual Information Form (“AIF”) for the financial year ended March 31, 2018, was not intended to suggest that GWL is material to the operations of Goldmoney, as a whole. Goldmoney will be revising and refiling its AIF to clarify any impressions to the contrary and will be doing so by no later than January 31, 2019.
About Goldmoney Inc.
Goldmoney Inc., a financial service company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:XAU), is a global leader in precious metal investment services and the world’s largest precious metals payment network. Safeguarding nearly $1.6 billion in assets for clients located in more than 150 countries, Goldmoney is focused on a singular mission to make precious metals-backed savings accessible to all. Powered by Goldmoney’s patented technology, the Goldmoney® Holding is an online account that enables clients to invest, earn, or spend gold, silver, platinum, palladium and cryptocurrencies that are securely stored in insured vaults in seven countries. All bullion assets are fully allocated and physically redeemable property. Goldmoney Wealth Limited is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) as a Money Services Business. Goldmoney Network is a reporting entity to the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), and is registered with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in the U.S. For more information about Goldmoney, visit goldmoney.com.
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