The Series 2 preferred shares (EMP.PR.B) were listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. During the third quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company redeemed all of its 164,900 Series 2 Preferred Shares outstanding, in accordance with their terms. The Series 2 Preferred Shares were redeemed at a price of $25 per share plus an amount equal to all dividends accrued and unpaid to January 31, 2012.
The 2002 preferred shares are issuable in series, with each series consisting of such number of shares and having such provisions as may be determined by the directors of the Company prior to issue. The 2002 Preferred shares rank in preference over Non-Voting Class A shares and Class B common shares in respect to the payment of dividends and in the distribution of assets in the event of liquidation, dissolution or winding-up of the Company. The 2002 Preferred shares of each series rank equally with the 2002 preferred shares of every other series in respect to the payment of dividends and in the distribution of assets. The Company may not create or issue any shares ranking in priority or on a parity to the 2002 preferred shares as to the payment of dividends or the distribution of assets without the approval of two thirds of the preferred shareholders.