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TORONTO, Oct. 20 /CNW/ - Vector Aerospace Corporation ("Vector" TSX: RNO) announced today that it has completed its previously announced issuance to the public of 7,100,000 common shares at a price of $6.35 per common share, pursuant to a final short form prospectus dated October 9, 2009, through a syndicate of underwriters co-led by TD Securities Inc. and Dundee Securities Corporation.
As previously announced, Vector has also granted the underwriters a 15% over-allotment option, exercisable in whole or in part at any time up to 30 days after closing, to purchase up to an additional 1,065,000 common shares.
The net proceeds from the offering of the common shares (after deducting the underwriters' fee and estimated offering expenses) will be used for the repayment of debt and general corporate purposes.
The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of such Act. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in any jurisdiction.
Vector is an independent provider of aviation repair and overhaul services. Through facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Africa it provides services to commercial and military customers for various types of gas turbine engines, components and helicopter airframes. It also provides information technology solutions to an international customer base. Vector has approximately 2,500 employees.
This news release contains certain information that may constitute forward looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements are based on current expectations related to the markets in which Vector operates, its financial condition and its general business. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that the expectations will not be achieved. Indeed, the forward-looking statements herein may differ materially from actual results or events. While Vector considers the assumptions on which these statements are made to be reasonable, based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect and readers are cautioned, therefore, not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements.
These factors include, without limitation, global and local political and economic factors and future demand for Vector's services. Readers should also refer to Vector's continuous disclosure materials filed with Canadian Securities Regulatory Authorities for additional information with respect to certain of these risk factors. A discussion of risk factors is contained in Vector's 2008 Annual Report which is available on Vector's website and on SEDAR. Readers should not place undue importance on forward looking information and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. While Vector may elect to, it is under no obligation and does not undertake to update or revise this information at any particular time, except as required by law.
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For further information: For further information: Declan G. O'Shea, President and CEO, Toronto, Ontario, Telephone: (416) 640-2121; Randal L. Levine, Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Toronto, Ontario, Telephone: (416) 640-2120; Website: www.vectoraerospace.com