ARNPRIOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 19, 2016) - Pacific Safety Products Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PSP) ("PSP" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of advanced armour and personal protection solutions, is pleased to announce that at the annual and special meeting of shareholders of PSP held today, shareholders approved, among other things, a special resolution in respect of the previously announced plan of arrangement involving PSP and Med-Eng Holdings ULC (the "Buyer"), an indirect Canadian wholly-owned subsidiary of Safariland, LLC, pursuant to Section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act (the "Arrangement"). The Arrangement was approved by approximately 97.51% of the votes cast by shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting.
Pursuant to the Arrangement, (i) the Buyer will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of PSP for $0.21 per share in cash; (ii) the Buyer will acquire the common shares of PSP issued upon conversion of outstanding convertible debentures in the aggregate principal amount of $749,000, which are convertible at a price of $0.15 per common share; and (iii) each stock option of the Company outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Arrangement will be cancelled in exchange for a cash payment equal to the amount by which the consideration per common share payable pursuant to the Arrangement exceeds the exercise price of such option. Total cash consideration of approximately $15.4 million will be paid for PSP's common shares, convertible debentures and stock options.
It is anticipated that the Arrangement will be completed on or about December 22, 2016, subject to satisfaction or waiver of all conditions to closing set out in the arrangement agreement dated November 10, 2016, as amended, between PSP and the Buyer.
Trading of the common shares of PSP is currently halted and will remain halted pending delisting, which is anticipated to occur subsequent to the closing of the Arrangement.
About PSP: The mission statement of PSP is ...we bring everyday heroes home safely®. PSP is an established industry leader in the production, distribution and sale of high-performance and high-quality safety products for the defence and security market. These products include body armour to protect against ballistic, stab and fragmentation threats, ballistic blankets to reduce blast effects, tactical clothing, and protective products against chemical and biological hazards. PSP is the largest body armour manufacturer in Canada, directly supplying the Canadian Department of National Defence, Federal Government Agencies and major Canadian law enforcement organizations. The Company, through its U.S. subsidiary GH Armor Systems Inc., provides body armour products under the GH Armor Systems® brand to U.S. based law enforcement and private security firms. The Company also produces tactical clothing. Pacific Safety Products is a reporting issuer in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, Canada and publicly trades under the symbol PSP on the TSX Venture Exchange.
About Safariland and Med-Eng Holdings ULC:
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, ABA®, Second Chance®, VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group's mission, "Together, We Save Lives", is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.
Med-Eng Holdings ULC, a Canadian-based company, is a leading global brand of explosive ordnance disposal equipment and holds 35 years of expertise and market leadership. Med-Eng bomb disposal, tactical and demining suits and helmets are trusted by defense forces, public safety and humanitarian demining agencies in 100 countries. In addition, Med-Eng Holdings ULC offers a full suite of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs, or robots), the HAL® brand of hook and line systems, and a vast array of search specialty tools for EOD/IEDD and military UXO (unexploded ordnance) operations.
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