MONTREAL, June 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Van Houtte Inc. ("Van Houtte" or the
"Company") (TSX: VH) today obtained an interim order from the Superior Court
of Quebec allowing the Company to hold a special shareholders' meeting on
July 9 in order to submit for approval the previously announced plan of
arrangement involving the acquisition by LJVH Holdings Inc., a company
indirectly controlled by Littlejohn Fund III, LLP, of all the outstanding
shares of Van Houtte at $25.00 per share.
This press release contains forward-looking statements reflecting Van
Houtte's objectives, estimates and expectations. Such statements may be marked
by the use of verbs such as "believe," "anticipate," "estimate" and "expect"
as well as the use of the future or conditional tense. By their very nature,
such statements involve risks and uncertainty. Consequently, results could
differ materially from the Company's projections or expectations. For
information on the nature of risk factors not specifically discussed in this
press release, the reader can consult Van Houtte's 2007 MD&A under the heading
"Risks and Uncertainties", p. 19-20.
About Van Houtte
Founded in 1919, Van Houtte is one of North America's leading gourmet
coffee roasters, marketers and distributors. The Company roasts and markets
its gourmet coffees across Canada and the U.S. through distribution channels
that include coffee services, retail stores, café-bistros and online shopping.
For further information:
For further information: Jean-Yves Monette, President and Chief
Executive Officer; Gérard Geoffrion, Executive Vice-President, Van Houtte
Inc., (514) 593-7711; www.vanhoutte.com