TSX Trading Symbol: "MTY"
MONTREAL, Dec. 1, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - MTY Food Group Inc. ("MTY" or the "Company") (TSX: MTY) announced today that pursuant to the announcement made on November 14, 2017, it has acquired the totality of the limited liability company interests in CB Franchise Systems, LLC ("The Counter") (www.TheCounter.com), Built Franchise Systems, LLC ("Built") (www.BuiltCustomBurgers.com) and certain of their affiliates.
The total consideration for the transaction is approximately US$24.6 million, including a US$0.9 million working capital adjustment which remains subject to post-closing adjustments. A total of US$22.3 million was paid on closing and US$2.3 million was retained as holdback on the transaction. The consideration paid on closing was paid in cash, financed from MTY's cash on hand.
At closing, the combined networks operate 41 franchised and 3 corporately-operated restaurants.
Mrs. April Fogle, under the leadership of Jeff Smit, will be leading the The Counter and Built operations following the closing of the transaction. MTY expects to move the operations of the two brands to its US headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Forward looking information
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A description of additional assumptions used to develop such forward-looking information and a description of additional risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information can be found in MTY's disclosure documents on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Forward-looking information contained in this News Release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances. Financial outlooks contained in this News Release were approved by management of the Company on December 1, 2017. The purpose of this information is to provide a potential financial outlook of the combined entity and this information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Additional information is available in the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis, which can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors of
MTY Food Group Inc.
Stanley Ma, Chairman, President & CEO
SOURCE MTY Food Group Inc.
For further information: Eric Lefebvre, Chief Financial Officer at 1-514-336-8885 x 288 or by email at [email protected]