Expands US footprint with first acquisition in Colorado
TORONTO, July 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Park Lawn Corporation (TSX: PLC) ("PLC" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of all the outstanding equity of Horan & McConaty Funeral Services ("Horan").
Horan, formerly owned by John Horan, operates two cemeteries and eleven funeral homes (including two on sites) in the high growth Denver Metropolitan Area.
"The acquisition of Horan is a unique and extremely exciting opportunity for Park Lawn. Horan is a preeminent funeral home and cemetery business in the U.S., which has served the Denver area for generations. I am delighted that John Horan and his team are joining PLC and will remain involved in the business," said Andrew Clark, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of PLC.
About Park Lawn Corporation
PLC provides goods and services associated with the disposition and memorialization of human remains. Products and services are sold on a pre-planned basis (pre-need) or at the time of a death (at-need). PLC and its subsidiaries own and operate businesses including cemeteries, crematoria, funeral homes, chapels, planning offices and a transfer service. PLC has a North American wide platform with operations in five Canadian provinces and fourteen US states.
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SOURCE Park Lawn Corporation
For further information: Andrew Clark, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, (416) 231-1462; Joseph Leeder, Chief Financial Officer & Director, (416) 231-1462; Suzanne Cowan, VP, Business Development & Corporate Affairs, [email protected], (416) 231- 1462