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MONTREAL, Dec. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. (ACE) announced today that it has completed the previously announced bought deal secondary offering of 44,000,000 shares of Air Canada led by Canaccord Genuity Corp., RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and TD Securities Inc. ACE received net proceeds of approximately $156,288,000 in connection with the offering.
ACE now beneficially owns 31,000,000 Class B Voting Shares of Air Canada, representing 11.11% of the Class A Variable Voting Shares and the Class B Voting Shares of Air Canada issued and outstanding on a combined basis. ACE holds an aggregate of 2,500,000 warrants, each entitling ACE to purchase one Class B Voting Share of Air Canada at an exercise price of $1.44 (1,250,000 warrants) and $1.51 (1,250,000 warrants) per share.
The securities offered have not been 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. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
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