TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - VersaPay Corporation (TSXV: VPY) ("VersaPay" or the "Company"), a leading provider of cloud-based invoicing, accounts receivable management and payment solutions, is pleased to announce that the previously announced sale of its Merchant Services portfolio to BluePay Canada, ULC ("BluePay") (the "Transaction") has been approved by the holders of common shares of VersaPay ("Shareholders"). Shareholders approved the Transaction at the Special Meeting of Shareholders on January 10, 2017, with 99.53% voting in favour, well surpassing the 66.67% necessary to approve the Transaction. The Company has also received conditional approval from the TSX Venture Exchange for the Transaction.
"We would like to thank our shareholders for their support in backing the company's strategy to pursue the extensive market opportunity for A/R automation," commented Craig O'Neill, CEO of VersaPay. "The sale of our Merchant Services business gives us the focus and funding required to realize the potential of the A/R automation opportunity and we are very pleased that VersaPay shareholders are aligned with this plan."
Additional information regarding the terms of the Transaction are set out in VersaPay's management information circular dated December 9, 2016, which is available under VersaPay's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
VersaPay is a leading cloud-based invoice presentment and payment provider for businesses of all sizes. VersaPay's ARC software-as-a-service offering allows businesses to easily deliver customized electronic invoices to their customers, to accept credit card and EFT payments and automatically reconcile payments to their ERP and accounting software. VersaPay is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and also has operations in Montreal.
Forward Looking and Other Cautionary Statements
This news release contains "forward-looking information" which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future and information concerning the completion of the Transaction. Such forward-looking information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words and phrases such as "plans," "expects," "is expected," "budget," "scheduled," "estimates," "forecasts," "intends," "anticipates," or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may," "could," "would," "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved.
These forward-looking statements, and any assumptions upon which they are based, are made in good faith and reflect the Company's current judgment regarding the direction of the business. Management believes that these assumptions are reasonable. Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, such information involves risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information, as unknown or unpredictable factors could have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements of the Company.
Among those factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: uncertainties as to the timing of the Transaction and satisfaction of the conditions thereto, market conditions and other risk factors listed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with Canadian securities regulators and available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities legislation.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE VersaPay Corporation
For further information: John McLeod, Vice President, Marketing, VersaPay Corporation, 647-258-9406, [email protected]; Babak Pedram, Investor Relations, Virtus Advisory Group Inc., 416-644-5081, [email protected]