Court Dismisses Petition Seeking Leave To Commence A Derivative Action Against Directors Of Eastplats
EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED
(Incorporated in Canada)
(Canadian Registration number BC0722783)
(South African Registration number 2007/006318/10)
Share Code TSX: ELR ISIN: CA2768555096
Share Code JSE: EPS ISIN: CA2768555096
(“Eastplats” or the “Company”)
August 29, 2019
COURT DISMISSES PETITION SEEKING LEAVE TO COMMENCE A DERIVATIVE ACTION AGAINST DIRECTORS OF EASTPLATS
August 29, 2019, Vancouver, British Columbia – Eastern Platinum Limited (“Eastplats” or the
“Company”) announces that it has received the written reasons for judgment of Mr. Justice Smith of the
Supreme Court of British Columbia dismissing, with costs, the petition filed by 2538520 Ontario Limited,
a shareholder of the Company, seeking leave to commence a derivative action on behalf of the Company
against certain of its current and former directors in relation to the transactions between the Company and
Union Goal Offshore Solutions Limited (See News Releases of November 9, 2018 and February 11, 2019).
The petitioner has a limited period within which it may appeal the court’s decision.
“The Company is pleased with the court’s ruling and looks forward to furthering its retreatment operations
and other opportunities in South Africa” commented Ms. Diana Hu, the Company’s Chief Executive
For further information, please contact:
EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED
Rowland Wallenius, Chief Financial Officer
(604) 800-8200 (phone)
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