TORONTO – March 23, 2009 – Tucows Inc. (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), a global provider of domain names, email and other Internet services, announced today the final results of its modified Dutch auction tender offer, which expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 13, 2009. Tucows will purchase 4,185,690 shares of its Common Stock at a purchase price of $0.41 per share, for a total of $1,716,132.90. The 4,185,690 shares to be purchased are comprised of the 4,000,000 shares Tucows offered to purchase and 185,690 shares to be purchased pursuant to Tucows’ right to purchase up to an additional 2 percent of the shares outstanding immediately prior to the commencement of the tender offer. Due to over-subscription, the final proration factor for shares tendered at or below $0.41 per share is approximately 99.42%. For this purpose, shares tendered at $0.41 per share include shares tendered by those persons who indicated, in their letter of transmittal, that they are willing to accept the price determined in the offer. All shares purchased in the tender offer will receive the same price.
Payment for shares accepted for purchase, and the return of all other shares tendered but not accepted for payment, will be made promptly by StockTrans, Inc., the depositary for the tender offer. As a result of the completion of the tender offer and immediately following payment of the tendered shares, Tucows will have approximately 68,888,092 shares issued and outstanding. Subject to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Tucows may, from time to time at management’s discretion, repurchase up to approximately 6,361,769 additional shares of its Common Stock on the open market under its previously authorized share buyback program.
Tucows is a global Internet services company. OpenSRS manages over 8 million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 9,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover is the easiest way for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. YummyNames owns premium domain names that generate revenue through advertising or resale. Butterscotch.com is an online video network building on the foundation of Tucows.com. More information can be found at http://tucowsinc.com.
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This news release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements related to such matters as our business, including repurchase of additional shares of Tucows’ Common Stock. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Information about potential factors that could affect Tucows’ business, results of operations and financial condition is included in the Risk Factors sections of Tucows’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based on information available to Tucows as of the date of this document, and Tucows assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements.
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