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ATCO Ltd.

September 13, 2013 09:16 ET

ATCO Announces Sale of Its Share in South American Joint Venture

Includes Assets and Operations in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Brazil

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 13, 2013) - ATCO today announced the sale of its 50 per cent ownership interest in Tecno Fast ATCO to its joint-venture partner, Tecno Fast, headquartered in Santiago, Chile. The joint venture between ATCO and Tecno Fast was established in 1996 to supply the mining and resource sector with workforce accommodation.

"ATCO's decision to sell its interest in the company is driven by an opportunity to capture significant value for our share owners," said Brian Bale, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ATCO Group.

ATCO sold its interest for approximately CAD $124M, which includes all operational assets consisting of space rental and workforce housing fleet assets, manufacturing facilities and offices in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Brazil.

ATCO remains committed to the South American market and its other ATCO companies will continue to pursue business opportunities there. ATCO Structures & Logistics will evaluate re-entering the South American modular structures market in the future.

ATCO Group, with more than 9,400 employees and assets of approximately $15 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Structures & Logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement), Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), Energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction) and Technologies (business systems solutions). More information can be found on www.atco.com.

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Contact Information

  • ATCO Group
    B.R. (Brian) Bale
    Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
    (403) 292-7502
    www.atco.com