VANCOUVER, June 11, 2012 /CNW/ - OSI Geospatial Inc. (TSXV: OSI) ("OSI" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") has conditionally approved the Company's previously announced delisting from the TSXV and going private transaction to be completed by way of a court approved Plan of Arrangement (the "Transaction"). Subject to and following the requisite approval by the Company's shareholders, receipt of final court approval from the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and final approval of the TSXV, the Company will delist from the TSXV and close the Transaction shortly thereafter. The Transaction is expected to close in July 2012.
The Transaction provides, among other things, that (i) each Class "B" Series 2 Preference Shares (a "Preferred Share") held by a preferred shareholder will be converted into common shares of the Company at a conversion rate of 156.667 Common Shares; and (ii), all issued and outstanding common shares will be consolidated on a 250,000 to 1 basis and common shareholders holding less than one post-consolidation common share will be paid $0.060 in cash.
The Company's board of directors unanimously approved the Transaction and has recommend approval to the Company's shareholders at the special meeting of shareholders to be held on June 21, 2012 (the "Meeting"). The Transaction requires 66 2/3% approval by shareholders of OSI as well as an approval of the majority of the common shareholders after excluding Insiders.
Further details regarding the Transaction are set out in the management information circular dated May 16, 2012, which is available under the Company's profile on SEDAR.
About OSI Geospatial Inc.
OSI Geospatial Inc. operates two distinct business units: Offshore Systems Ltd. (based in Vancouver, British Columbia), a world-leading naval fleet supplier of integrated navigation and tactical solutions; and CHI Systems, Inc. (based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), a leading-edge research, development, and systems integration supplier of technology solutions for defense, aerospace, health, and bioscience markets. OSI Geospatial systems and software are in use by military, government, and commercial customers around the world. The Company is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange. For additional information please visit www.osigeospatial.com.
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