Canyon Services Group Inc. announces $55 million bought deal financing

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CALGARY, March 7, 2016 /CNW/ -  Canyon Services Group Inc. ("Canyon" or the "Company") (TSX:FRC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Peters & Co. Limited and including CIBC World Markets Inc., Cormark Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd., National Bank Financial Inc., AltaCorp Capital Inc., FirstEnergy Capital Corp, RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities Inc. (collectively, the "Underwriters") pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase on a "bought deal" basis 13,750,000 common shares ("Common Shares") of Canyon at a price of $4.00 per Common Share (the "Issue Price") for aggregate gross proceeds of $55.0 million (the "Offering"). Canyon has also granted the Underwriters an option (the "Over-Allotment Option") to purchase up to an additional 2,062,500 Common Shares at the Issue Price to cover over-allotments, if any, for additional gross proceeds of approximately $8.3 million. The Over-Allotment Option is exercisable in whole or in part at any time until 30 days after the closing of the Offering.

The net proceeds of the Offering will be used to temporarily reduce bank indebtedness, increase working capital, fund ongoing capital expenditures and potential acquisition opportunities and for general corporate purposes.

Pursuant to the Offering, the Common Shares will be offered in each of the provinces of Canada except Quebec by way of a short form prospectus and by way of private placement in the United States pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements pursuant to Rule 144A of the United States Securities Act of 1933.

Closing of the Offering is expected to occur on or about March 29, 2016 and is subject to certain customary conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements which may include statements concerning the closing date of the Offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds of the Offering.  Although Canyon believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because Canyon can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct.  Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties.  The closing of the Offering could be delayed if Canyon is not able to obtain the necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals on the timelines it has planned.  The Offering will not be completed at all if these approvals are not obtained or some other condition to the closing is not satisfied.  Accordingly, there is a risk that the Offering will not be completed within the anticipated time or at all.  The intended use of the net proceeds of the Offering by Canyon might change if the board of directors of Canyon determines that it would be in the best interests of Canyon to deploy the proceeds for some other purpose.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and Canyon undertakes no obligations to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Corporation within the United States.  The securities of the Corporation have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act") or any state securities laws.  Accordingly, the Common Shares may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons (as such terms are defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) unless registered under the 1933 Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

SOURCE Canyon Services Group Inc.

For further information: Brad Fedora, President & CEO, Phone: 403-290-2491; or Barry O'Brien, Vice President, Finance & CFO, Phone: 403-290-2478; Canyon Services Group Inc., 2900 Bow Valley Square III, 255-5th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3G6, Fax: 403-355-2211

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