OAKVILLE, ON, May 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Vicwest Inc. (the "Company" or "Vicwest") (TSX: VIC, VIC.DB and VIC.DB.A) announced today the completion of the previously announced plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") involving the acquisition by Kingspan Group Limited ("Kingspan") (through an acquisition company) of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Vicwest ("Common Shares") and the acquisition by Ag Growth International Inc. (through an acquisition company) of substantially all of the assets of Vicwest's Westeel division.
Pursuant to the terms of the Arrangement, each holder of Common Shares will receive C$12.70 in cash per Common Share held. As a result of the Arrangement, Vicwest is now an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Kingspan. The Common Shares are expected to be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange in due course.
It is also expected that the Company's 5.25% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due December 31, 2018 and 6.00% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due December 31, 2015 will be redeemed by the Company on or about May 28, 2015.
About Vicwest Inc.
Vicwest Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of engineered storage and handling systems for grain, fertilizer and liquid storage as well as building construction products for agriculture, commercial, industrial and residential markets. We operate through two divisions: Vicwest Building Products and Westeel. With approximately 7,000 customers, 1,200 dedicated employees and 34 business partners, we are positioned for growth in domestic and international markets. Vicwest Inc. is a member of the S&P/TSX SmallCap Index. For more information, visit www.vicwestinc.com.
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For further information: Colin Osborne, President & Chief Executive Officer, Vicwest Inc., Tel: (905) 469-5700, [email protected]; Rod Crawford, Chief Financial Officer, Vicwest Inc., Tel: (905) 469-5706, [email protected]