Acasta Announces Court Hearing Date for Arrangement in Connection with the Sale of Stellwagen Business Unit

Mar 20, 2018 01:21 pm

Acasta Enterprises Inc. (TSX: AEF) (“Acasta” or the “Company”) announced today that the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) hearing for an order approving a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (the “OBCA”) will be held at 9:00 a.m. (Toronto time) on Friday March 23, 2018 at 330 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario (the “Hearing”). The purpose of the Hearing is to reduce the stated capital of the Company’s Class B Shares to satisfy requirements under the OBCA related to the repurchase of 26 million Class B Shares in connection with the sale of the Stellwagen business unit (the “Transaction”). The closing of the Transaction is conditional on obtaining Court approval for the arrangement and other customary closing conditions. Under the terms of the purchase agreement relating to the sale of the Stellwagen business unit, the outside date for closing the Transaction is March 31, 2018.

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Acasta Enterprises Inc.
Ian Kidson, 1-647-725-6707
Interim Chief Executive Officer