TSX Trading Symbol: "MTY
MONTREAL, Aug. 15, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - MTY Food Group Inc. ("MTY" or the
"Company") (TSX: MTY), franchisor and operator of 1,736 quick service
restaurants, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary MTY Tiki
Ming Enterprises Inc. has entered into a binding agreement to acquire
the assets of Koryo Korean BBQ Franchise Corporation ("Koryo") for a
total consideration of $1.8 million to be paid in cash.
The closing of the transaction is scheduled to happen on or before
September 30, 2011 and remains subject to standard regulatory approvals
and closing conditions. The transaction will be funded from MTY's cash
Koryo has a total of 20 outlets in operation located in Alberta, British
Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan generating annual system
wide sales of over $8 million; 19 stores are franchised or under an
operator agreement, and 1 corporately owned store.
Koryo's high quality offering, its trendy designs and the quality of its
locations are expected to make it a valuable addition to MTY's
portfolio of banners. The addition of 20 Koryo outlets will strengthen
the Company Korean food operations by complementing its Kim Chi Korean
food banner, and enhance the Company's growth potential in this rapidly
emerging segment of the quick service food industry. It will also
strengthen MTY's position as a dominant player in mall food courts,
where all of Koryo's outlets are located.
After closing of the transaction, Mr. Jin Lee, present owner of Koryo,
will join MTY and continue to expand Koryo.
The acquisition of Koryo is in line with our strategy to acquire
profitable chains that diversify the Company's range of offering and
strengthen the Company's market share in the quick service food
Certain information in this News Release may constitute
"forward-looking" information that involves known and unknown risks,
uncertainties, future expectations and other factors which may cause
the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company or
industry results, to be materially different from any future results,
performance or achievements expressed or implied by such
forward-looking information. When used in this News Release, this
information may include words such as "anticipate", "estimate", "may",
"will", "expect", "believe", "plan" and other terminology. This
information reflects current expectations regarding future events and
operating performance and speaks only as of the date of this News
Release. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update
or revise forward-looking information to reflect new events or
circumstances. 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.
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