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WINNIPEG, Sept. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Exchange Income Corporation (TSX: EIF) (the "Corporation") announced today that it has closed its previously announced public offering (the "Offering"), on a bought deal basis, of 3,019,000 common shares (the "Shares") from treasury through a syndicate of underwriters co-led by National Bank Financial Inc. and Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. and including CIBC World Markets Inc.,TD Securities Inc., Scotiabank, RBC Capital Markets Inc., Raymond James Ltd., and Altacorp Capital Inc. (the "Underwriters"). The Shares were sold at a price of $24.85 per Share, for gross proceeds to the Corporation of $75,022,150. The net proceeds of the Offering will be used to reduce bank indebtedness, fund future acquisitions and for general corporate purposes.
The Corporation has also granted to the underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase 452,850 additional Shares, representing 15% of the size of the offering. The over-allotment option may be exercised until 30 days following the closing of the offering.
About Exchange Income Corporation
Exchange Income Corporation is a diversified acquisition-oriented company, focused in two sectors: aviation services and equipment, and manufacturing. The Corporation uses a disciplined acquisition strategy to identify already profitable, well-established companies that have strong management teams, generate steady cash flow, operate in niche markets and have opportunities for organic growth.
The Corporation currently operates two segments: Aviation and Manufacturing. The Aviation segment consists of the operations by Perimeter Aviation, Keewatin Air, Calm Air International, Bearskin Lake Air Service, Custom Helicopters, Regional One and Provincial Aerospace. The Manufacturing segment consists of the operations by Jasper Tank, Overlanders, Water Blast, Stainless Fabrication, WesTower Communications in Canada and Ben Machine. For more information on the Corporation, please visit www.ExchangeIncomeCorp.ca. Additional information relating to the Corporation, including all public filings, is available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).
Caution concerning forward-looking statements
The statements contained in this news release that are forward-looking are based on current expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks, and actual results may differ materially. These uncertainties and risks include, but are not limited to, the dependence of Exchange Income Corporation on the operations and assets currently owned by it, the degree to which its subsidiaries are leveraged, the fact that cash distributions are not guaranteed and will fluctuate with the Corporation's financial performance, dilution, restrictions on potential future growth, the risk of shareholder liability, competitive pressures (including price competition), changes in market activity, the cyclicality of the industries, seasonality of the businesses, poor weather conditions, and foreign currency fluctuations, legal proceedings, commodity prices and raw material exposure, dependence on key personnel, and environmental, health and safety and other regulatory requirements. Further information about these and other risks and uncertainties can be found in the disclosure documents filed by Exchange Income Corporation with the securities regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com.
SOURCE Exchange Income Corporation
For further information: Mike Pyle, Chief Executive Officer, Exchange Income Corporation, Phone: (204) 982-1850, MPyle@eig.ca; Joe Racanelli, Investor Relations, NATIONAL Equicom, Phone: (416) 586-1943, JRacanelli@national.ca