Counsel Corporation

Counsel Corporation

October 22, 2009 17:00 ET

Counsel Corporation Subsidiary to Transition Case Goods Production Offshore

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2009) - Counsel Corporation (TSX:CXS) today announced that, commencing in January, 2010, its case goods subsidiary will move the balance of its domestic manufacturing to Asia while maintaining its Toronto facility as a Custom Design Centre.

The transition of the Toronto facility will result in one-time pre-tax charges of approximately $3 million. On a going-forward basis, moving production to Asia will result in the conversion of significant fixed costs to variable costs. Counsel expects this conversion to result in cost reductions that more than offset the charges in the first year alone, and to have a material positive affect on the profitability of its case goods business in subsequent years.

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Counsel Corporation is a private equity investor and alternative asset manager that actively partners with businesses to achieve shared success and to unlock value through leveraging its relationships, access to capital and strategic market experience. For further information, please visit Counsel's website at

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