WINNIPEG, April 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Exchange Income Corporation (TSX: EIF) (the "Corporation") is pleased to announce the successful completion of its acquisition of Regional One, Inc., a privately-owned US company that is a leading provider of aircraft and engine aftermarket parts to regional airline operators around the world. The acquisition was first announced on February 28, 2013.
The Corporation paid a total purchase price of US $74.2 million, of which US $13.5 million was paid through the issuance of 494,656 common shares and the balance, US $60.7 million, was financed through the Corporation's senior credit facility. A portion of the cash and share payments at close were put in escrow, and will be held until certain conditions are met.
The purchase price is subject to an earn-out that could result in additional payments of up to US $9.3 million, through a combination of cash and shares, if Regional One achieves certain EBITDA targets, which would result in a maximum potential purchase price, subject to other adjustments, of USD $83.5 million. Other potential adjustments to the purchase price will be made pending the finalization of the Regional One's working capital, and an adjustment for taxes.
About Exchange Income Corporation
The Corporation is a diversified acquisition-oriented company, focused on opportunities in the industrial products and transportation sectors which are ideally suited for public markets except for their size. The strategy of the Corporation is to invest in profitable, well-established companies with strong cash flows operating in niche markets in Canada and/or the United States.
The Corporation is currently operating in two niche business segments: aviation and specialty manufacturing. The aviation segment consists of the operations by Perimeter Aviation, Keewatin Air, Calm Air International, Bearskin Lake Air Service, Custom Helicopters, and Regional One and the specialty manufacturing segment consists of the operations by Jasper Tank, Overlanders Manufacturing, Water Blast Manufacturing, Stainless Fabrication and WesTower Communications.
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The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of the Corporation's forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties regarding the Corporation and its subsidiaries are more fully discussed in the Corporation's filings with Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities, including its most recent annual information form and management discussion and analysis, copies of which are available on www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The Corporation does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements.
SOURCE: Exchange Income Corporation
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