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VANCOUVER, Jan. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - WesternOne Inc. ("WesternOne") (TSX:WEQ), (TSX:WEQ.DB), (TSX:WEQ.DB.B) and (TSX:WEQ.DB.C) today announced that the underwriting syndicate of its previously announced public offering (the "Offering") of 5,860,000 common shares has exercised the over-allotment option acquiring 843,000 common shares of the total 879,000 common shares issuable upon exercise of the over-allotment option, resulting in the issuance of an additional 843,000 common shares at a price of $7.68 per common share for gross proceeds of $6,474,240. This issuance increases the total gross proceeds from the Offering to $51,479,040.
The Offering was conducted through a syndicate of underwriters co-led by National Bank Financial Inc. and Canaccord Genuity Corp., and also included Raymond James Ltd., Scotia Capital Inc., Dundee Securities Ltd., GMP Securities L.P., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and Burgeonvest Bick Securities Limited.
As with the net proceeds from the Offering that closed on December 19, 2013, the net proceeds from the exercise of the over-allotment option will be used to fund WesternOne's capital expenditure program, for debt repayment and working capital requirements and for other corporate purposes. WesternOne's capital expenditure program involves the purchase of additional rental fleet equipment, modular space structures for lease and production equipment, and may also involve production plant upgrades.
The common shares of WesternOne are listed and posted for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol WEQ. WesternOne now has 31,019,394 common shares issued and outstanding.
These securities have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of such Act. This press release does not constitute an offer for sale of these securities in the United States.
Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking" information that involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, and it may cause actual results, performance or achievements or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements or industry results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is identified by the use of terms and phrases such as "anticipate", "believe", "could", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "may", "plan", "predict", "project", "will", "would", and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions. Such information includes, without limitation, statements with respect to the intended use of the net proceeds from the Offering, including the net proceeds from the exercise of the over-allotment option. Actual events or results may differ materially.
Forward-looking information contained in this press release is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by WesternOne, including, without limitation, expectations and assumptions respecting: the outlook of WesternOne's business and the economy in Western Canada, the United States and Australia, the supply and demand for WesternOne's products and services and management's assessment of future plans and operations. Although the forward-looking information contained in this press release is based upon what WesternOne's management believes to be reasonable assumptions, WesternOne cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such information. Forward-looking information reflects current expectations of management regarding future events and operating performance as of the date of this press release. Such information involves significant risks and uncertainties, should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not such results will be achieved. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking information, and a description of these factors can be found under "Risk Factors" in WesternOne's Annual Information Form dated March 28, 2013 and Management's Discussion and Analysis dated November 14, 2013, which are available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).
The forward-looking information contained herein is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. Forward-looking information reflects management's current beliefs and is based on information currently available to WesternOne. The forward-looking information is made as of the date of this press release and WesternOne assumes no obligation to update or revise such information to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required by applicable law.
WesternOne seeks to acquire and grow businesses in the construction and infrastructure services sectors in order to generate stable and growing dividends to its shareholders and to achieve capital appreciation.
Toronto Stock Exchange: WEQ, WEQ.DB, WEQ.DB.B and WEQ.DB.C
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SOURCE: WesternOne Inc.
For further information: For investor relations information, please contact: Andrew Greig, Manager of Investor Relations, WesternOne Inc., Suite 910, 925 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3L2, Phone: (604) 678-4042, E-mail: [email protected]