Global Crossing Airlines Announces Interim Order for Spin-Out of Canada Jetlines
MIAMI, FL., May 25, 2021 – Global Crossing Airlines Group Inc. (JET: TSX-V; JETMF: OTCQB) (the “Company” or “GlobalX”) is pleased to announce the receipt of an Interim Order from the Supreme Court of British Columbia (the “Interim Order“) in connection with their previously announced plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement“) pursuant to which GlobalX will spin-out the shares of its wholly-owned subsidiary Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd. (“Jetlines”) to its shareholders. Having obtained the Interim Order, GlobalX has posted an Information Notice on SEDAR at www.sedar.com that contains all of the details regarding the Arrangement.
Each shareholder of GlobalX, as of the record date for the Arrangement (“Record Date”), will receive one share of Jetlines for every two shares of GlobalX held on the Record Date. After distribution GlobalX will retain 25% of Jetlines shares, with 75% held by GlobalX shareholders as of the Record Date. GlobalX has determined that, subject to receipt of final approval from the Supreme Court of British Columbia the Record Date will be Thursday, June 24, 2021.
On the closing of the Arrangement, Jetlines and GlobalX will be operated as separate companies with separate management teams and Boards of Directors. For further details on the Arrangement and the business of Jetlines following the Arrangement, please refer to the Information Notice.
In order to comply with regulatory requirements for foreign control of a Canadian airline, Jetlines will establish a dual class share structure of Common Shares and Variable Voting Shares. Common Voting Shares carry one vote per share at meetings of shareholders of Jetlines. The number of votes for each Variable Voting Share is subject to adjustment in the event that foreign voting control limits are exceeded as prescribed by the Canada Transportation Agency. Common Voting Shares may only be owned or controlled by persons who are Canadians and Variable Voting Shares may only be owned or controlled by persons who are not Canadians. As a result Canadian shareholders of GlobalX will receive Common Voting Shares of Jetlines and non-Canadian shareholders of GlobalX will receive Variable Voting Shares of Jetlines. Going forward if additional Jetlines shares are purchased, such shares will be deemed to be automatically converted to Common Voting Shares when held by Canadians and to Variable Voting Shares when held by non-Canadians.
No fractional Jetlines shares will be distributed to the shareholders of GlobalX and, as a result, all fractional amounts arising under the Arrangement will be rounded down to the next whole number without any compensation therefor.
The completion of the Arrangement would not affect in any way the current shareholdings of shareholders in Global Crossing Airlines Group Inc. The completion of the Arrangement and distribution of any securities to shareholders in the new proposed company is subject to a number of conditions including the final approval of the British Columbia Supreme Court. There is no certainty the transaction will be completed on the terms currently proposed or at all and the Board of GlobalX may determine to not proceed with the Arrangement should there be a change in market conditions or investor interest or should another opportunity arise that would similarly enhance value for shareholders.
The securities to be issued under the Arrangement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or applicable exemption from registration requirements. It is anticipated that any securities to be issued under the Arrangement will be offered and issued in reliance upon the exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 provided by Section 3(a)(10) thereof. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities.
About Global Crossing Airlines Group
GlobalX is a US 121 domestic flag and supplemental airline now in FAA certification using the Airbus A320 family aircraft. GlobalX has taken delivery of one A320 and one A321 aircraft as it prepares for revenue operations. Subject to FAA and DOT approvals, GlobalX intends to fly as an ACMI and wet lease charter airline serving the US, Caribbean and Latin American markets. For more information please visit www.globalxair.com.
About Canada Jetlines
Canada Jetlines is a Canadian Low Cost Carrier that intends to begin operations, pending CTA approval, as a Tour Operator with flights into popular sun destinations in the USA and Mexico. Canada Jetlines intends to operate a very efficient fleet of Airbus A320 Aircraft providing safe, reliable, friendly, and consistent service to Canadians.
For more information about everything Canada Jetlines, please visit www.jetlines.ca.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains “forward-looking information” concerning anticipated developments and events that may occur in the future. Forward-looking information contained in this news release includes, but is not limited to, the Company’s intention to fly as an ACMI and wet lease charter airline, the destinations of its intended charter flights, the timeline to commencement of its charter flights, the completion of the FAA certification process, the details of the spin-out of Jetlines, creation and business of Jetlines, timelines for the Record Date and Closing Date of the Arrangement and the distribution of shares of Jetlines to shareholders of the Company.
In certain cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects” “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or ” or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved” suggesting future outcomes, or other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, intentions or statements about future events or performance. Forward-looking information contained in this news release is based on certain factors and assumptions regarding, among other things, the receipt of financing to commence airline operations, the accuracy, reliability and success of GlobalX’s business model; the timely receipt of governmental approvals; GlobalX concluding a definitive agreement for the Aircraft; the timely commencement of operations by GlobalX and the success of such operations; the legislative and regulatory environments of the jurisdictions where GlobalX will carry on business or have operations; the impact of competition and the competitive response to GlobalX’s business strategy; the timely removal of air travel restrictions to Venezuela and the availability of aircraft. While the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect.
Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors include risks related to, the ability to obtain financing at acceptable terms, the impact of general economic conditions, domestic and international airline industry conditions, the failure of the Company to conclude a definitive agreement to acquire the Aircraft, the impact of the global uncertainty created by COVID-19, future relations with shareholders, volatility of fuel prices, increases in operating costs, terrorism, pandemics, natural disasters, currency fluctuations, interest rates, risks specific to the airline industry, the ability of management to implement GlobalX’s operational strategy, the ability to attract qualified management and staff, labour disputes, regulatory risks, including risks relating to the acquisition of the necessary licenses and permits; failure to receive approval of the British Columbia Supreme Court for the Arrangement, and the additional risks identified in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s reports and filings with applicable Canadian securities regulators. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking information is made as of the date of this news release. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking information.
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