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Cluster One says: February 10, 2014 at 7:56 pm At the eleventh …

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Cluster One says:
February 10, 2014 at 7:56 pm

At the eleventh hour a “Conditional membership of the SFA” was granted despite the fact that no such category exists within the Articles of Association.

There has been too much made of this, as I explained yesterday (http://www.tsfm.org.uk/2014/01/the-blind-men-and-the-elephant-a-cautionary-tale/comment-page-32/#comment-85970).

‘Conditional’ does not refer to a category of membership – Sevco were granted “conditional Full Membership of the SFA”, the ‘conditional’ meaning simply that the membership would be revoked if OldCo failed to transfer their SPL share to Dundee by 3rd August 2012.

There is much to dislike about the Five Way Agreement, but the ‘conditional membership’ thing is just a red herring.

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Resin_lab_dog says:
February 24, 2014 at 3:37 pm

But the real sweetner is the share deal and teh security which de-risks it completely and throws an upside to anyone keen to try and get a controlling interest.
At todays market cap (£18m roughly) this deal potentially gives Easdale and Laxey another 8% of the share equity. But its got a doozy of a no lose clause: If the share price halves between now and 1st september at any point, they’ll get 16% of the equity instead of the 8%.

It’s only the interest (the ‘premium’) that is convertible to shares, not the principal, and it only applies to Laxey, not Easdale.

The premium on the Laxey Facility is payable in cash or, at Laxey’s discretion, in ordinary shares of 1p each, at any point between the date of the facility agreement and the first anniversary of the date of the facility agreement.

The number of ordinary shares of 1p each which may be issued will be calculated using the lower of either 26.5 pence, being the mid-market closing price of the company’s shares on 21 February 2014, or the lowest price at which any equity fundraising is carried out prior to the first anniversary of the date of the Laxey Facility agreement.

Thus the amount (£150k) is only equivalent to 0.8%, not 8%.
Also, a lower conversion price only applies if further equity fundraising has been carried out within the next year at a lower figure; other drops in the share price don’t affect it.

Nevertheless, it’s still a very good deal for Laxey – they can’t lose, really.

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neepheid says:
February 21, 2014 at 7:12 pm

My thoughts are that there must have been some charge over the RFC assets, which only Whyte could release. It seems that Green needed the release to be signed, otherwise matters couldn’t progress. All I can come up with is Whyte’s floating charge, but I had understood from comments on here that his floating charge couldn’t survive the transfer of the assets anyway?

As I said the other day, I believe the ‘deed of release’ does relate to the floating charge.
It wouldn’t survive the transfer of assets, but would still have been applicable in the CVA scenario (if there was any real debt attached to it, which D&P disputed).

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Campbellsmoney says:
February 20, 2014 at 6:40 pm

They can if the pre-emption rights have been disapplied. Wasn’t there some sort of vote about that in the run up to Christmas? 😈

There was a vote (‘Resolution 10’), but it failed to achieve the required 75% majority to pass.
However, I think Wallace (or was it Somers?) stated after the AGM that they would try again to get it through at a later date.

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Impeccable logic, Cluster One.

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It therefore follows:
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November 4, 2016 at 19:36

And who knows, maybe the statement attributed to Warburton and commented on earlier today, is a sign that the PR penny may have dropped, and signals a drastic re-think??


John, I think you missed the point that the Warbmeister’s statement (“Joey Barton can inspire younger players to the next level”) was made back in May this year, shortly after his signing.

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In the absence of a Stat. person replying I have worked out that after 232 games in the Championship, 12 out of 17 penalties awarded were to the SFAs favoured club. That is 70% of all penalties go to TRFC.

According to the figures you posted earlier, it’s 12 out of 29 (12 to TRFC and 17 to all the rest put together). Still suspicious though!
Also it’s 116 games (you counted twice – two teams play in each match!).

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