July 9, 2020 / 3:04 PM / a month ago

Canada's Torstar shares halted on competing bid report

July 9 (Reuters) - Trading in shares of Torstar Corp was halted on Thursday, after a report said two investors were proposing to offer a competing bid of about $58 million for the Toronto Star newspaper publisher.

Matthew Proud, the chief executive officer of software firm Dye & Durham Corp, and his brother Tyler Proud would up the ante on Nordstar Capital's offer of $0.63 per share by about 14%, The Globe and Mail reported tgam.ca/31Zobq3, citing sources familiar with the matter.

Torstar did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The special meeting of Torstar shareholders to approve Nordstar's offer is expected to be held in mid-July, the Canadian media company said here in May.

Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni

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