Royal Laser Corp.

Royal Laser Corp.

December 14, 2009 08:26 ET

Special Committee of Royal Laser Corp. Board Engages National Bank Financial as Financial Advisor

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2009) - The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Royal Laser Corp. (the "Company" or "Royal Laser") (TSX:RLC) today announced its engagement of National Bank Financial Inc. ("NBF") as its financial advisor in response to the unsolicited offer received by the Company to purchase its common shares at a price of approximately $0.31 per share. The unsolicited offer is for the steel processing assets of Venture Steel which was announced by the Company on November 17.

The Company announced on November 17 an offer by Bill Iannaci, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Royal Laser, to acquire the assets of Royal Laser other than the steel processing assets for approximately $12,700,000 to be satisfied by the assumption of approximately $8,100,000 in short and long-term debt, $3,500,000 in capital leases and the payment of approximately $1,100,000 in cash.

The Company also announced on November 17 the formation of its Special Committee consisting of Irving Teper, Alex Shnaider, Hon. Herb Dhaliwal and Vic Alboini. NBF will assist the Special Committee in considering both offers and any others that may be made as a result of the interest expressed by several other companies which have approached the Company.

About Royal Laser Corp.
Royal Laser Corp., through its operations, services, processes and distributes flat-rolled steel targeted at the multi-billion dollar automotive OEM, automotive after-market, and custom fabricates products for the industrial, environmental, automotive and construction industries in Canada, the United States and recently Mexico. The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "RLC" and there are approximately 97 million shares outstanding.

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Forward-Looking Statements
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Contact Information

  • Royal Laser Corp.
    Irving Teper
    Chairman, Special Committee
    (905) 738-7979