Transaction Valued at Approximately $16 Million
TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Mood Media Corporation (ISIN: CA61534J1057) (TSX: MM) (LSE AIM: MM) ("Mood Media" or the "Company") today announced an agreement to sell its residential Latin American music operations to its long-term independent affiliate and operating partner, Stingray Digital ("Stingray") for $16.3 million. The transaction further advances Mood Media's strategy to simplify its portfolio, aggressively integrate and streamline its operations, and invest in its core businesses to enhance growth opportunities.
Under the terms of the agreement, Mood Media will receive an initial cash payment of $10 million and an intercompany settlement of $1.4M. Upon the residential Latin American operations' achievement of certain key performance indicators, Stingray will pay Mood Media the remaining amount over a period of 18 months. Proceeds from the transaction will enhance Mood's strategy to advance and integrate its systems and solutions in order to accelerate revenue growth and achieve synergy gains across its global footprint.
"This transaction strengthens our balance sheet as we execute our strategy to broaden audio, visual, mobile, scent and experiential solutions to support current and prospective clients," said Steve Richards, Chief Executive Officer and President. "We are pleased to achieve this milestone, further underscoring Mood's commitment to delivering growth and enhanced returns for stakeholders. We will continue to evaluate opportunities to simplify our portfolio, leverage Mood operating infrastructure and resources to deepen relationships with clients, and create heightened value for shareholders. We remain focused on achieving our vision for ensuring Mood Media is recognized as the global leader for In-Store and In-Office Experiential Solutions."
About Mood Media Corporation
Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM/ LSE AIM:MM), is one of the world's largest designers of in-store consumer experiences, including audio, visual, interactive, scent, voice and advertising solutions. Mood Media's solutions reach over 150 million consumers each day through more than half a million subscriber locations in over 40 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Mood Media Corporation's client base includes more than 850 U.S. and international brands in diverse market sectors that include: retail, from fashion to financial services; hospitality, from hotels to health spas; and food retail, including restaurants, bars, quick-serve and fast casual dining. Our marketing platforms include 77% of the top 100 retailers in the United States and 100% of the top 50 quick-serve and fast-casual restaurant companies.
For further information about Mood Media, please visit www.moodmedia.com.
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