EDMONTON, Jan. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Raydan Manufacturing Inc. ("Raydan") (TSXV: RDN) announced today that it has received a proposal from the Purchaser ("Increased Proposal") to amend the terms of the Arrangement Agreement entered into between Raydan and Link Suspensions of Canada, Limited Partnership and Link Manufacturing Ltd (collectively, "Link") dated November 29, 2011 (the "Arrangement Agreement").
The relevant increase in total consideration payable by Link under the Increased Proposal consists of the following:
|(a)||Increased Price - the Cash Purchase Price is increased by $327,059 which equates to an increased value of approximately $0.02 per Raydan common share ("Shares").|
|(b)||Earlier Payment - the Initial Distribution to Shareholders can be higher by $327,059 as a result of the increased Purchase Price, permitting Raydan to make an initial distribution under the Arrangement of approximately $0.09 per Share and a total of $0.013 per share under the Arrangement.|
|(c)||Reduced Uncertainty re Second Distribution - the remaining $0.04 per Share distribution is more certain to be made, unless a claim has been identified, as Raydan can be dissolved six (6) months from the Effective Date, as opposed to the 365 days under the original offer.|
After consideration of the Increased Proposal the Board of Directors of Raydan unanimously determined the Arrangement Agreement as modified by the Increased Proposal to be a superior proposal (within the meaning of the Arrangement Agreement) compared to the offer from 811332 Alberta Ltd previously announced on January 11, 2012 by news release.
"I would like to thank the Board of Directors for their diligence and support throughout these negotiations," said Raymond English, President and Chief Executive Officer of Raydan.
The Increased Proposal has been accepted and the parties have entered into an amendment to the Arrangement Agreement to address the foregoing. The amended Agreement will continue to be subject to the same conditions as the original Arrangement Agreement, including: (a) approval of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, scheduled to be heard on February 6, 2012; (b) approval by the holders of at least 66 2/3% of the votes cast by holders of Shares present in person or by proxy at a special meeting of holders of Shares on January 26, 2012; (c) approval by the "majority of the minority" of Shares excluding the vote of Ray English, Dan English and Chris English; and (d) certain other customary conditions. Further details will be advised pursuant to the Terms of the Amended Interim Order of the Court dated January 16, 2012.
About Raydan Manufacturing Inc
Raydan Manufacturing Inc., based in Edmonton, Alberta, develops and produces specialized suspension and coupling systems for trucks, trailers and heavy equipment. Installations are completed at the Company's chassis modification centre in either Alberta or Ontario. Established in 1992, Raydan exports its innovative, high-quality products to end-users and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the heavy-duty truck, truck crane, fire/rescue and other severe use sectors around the world.
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