Empire Industries Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : EIL

Empire Industries Ltd.

June 30, 2016 12:07 ET

Empire Industries Completed 4 for 1 Consolidation as Part of Spin-Out of Hydrovac Business

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 30, 2016) - Empire Industries Ltd. ("Empire") (TSX VENTURE:EIL) is pleased to announce that, further to its news release of June 28, 2016, the new shares of Empire will commence trading on a consolidated basis later today. A 4 for 1 consolidation of the Empire shares was completed as one of the steps of the Plan of Arrangement to spin-out the Hydrovac Business. Upon resumption of trading, there will be 64,834,119 Empire shares issued and outstanding.

Under the Plan of Arrangement Empire shareholders have received 32,417,060 shares of Tornado Global Hydrovacs Ltd. ("Tornado") Empire and Tornado will provide a further announcement concerning the commencement of trading of the new Tornado shares on the TSXV when the information is available.

For further information on the Plan of Arrangement, please refer to Empire's information circular dated May 20, 2016 available on SEDAR.

About Empire Industries Ltd.

Empire Industries Ltd. manufactures specialized engineered products and sells these products domestically and in select international export markets. The company develops; designs and engineers products for the rapidly growing, global, media based attractions market and also uses these globally competitive competencies in the optical telescope market. The company also provides steel fabrication & installation services, primarily to the industrial, commercial and infrastructure market in Western Canada. The company has two key strategic equity partnerships; a 49% ownership of ACE Industrial Services that operates in the oil sands industrial maintenance services market, and a 45% ownership of a Chinese joint venture company in the steel fabrication market in Asia. Empire's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol EIL.

About Tornado Global Hydrovacs Ltd.

The company designs, manufactures and sells Hydrovac trucks for excavation service providers to the oil and gas industry and the municipal markets. Hydrovac trucks use high pressure water to pulverize soil and turn it into mud, and then vacuum up the resulting mud into its tank. Tornado currently operates in North America and intends to expand its hydrovac business into China.

For more information about Empire, visit www.empind.com.

Advisory

The Exchange has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

Neither the Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The use of the words "may", "expected", "believes", "anticipates" and other words of a similar nature are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Although Empire believes these statements to be reasonable, no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon. Such statements include statements with respect to the anticipated benefits of the Arrangement, the satisfaction of the Escrow Release Conditions or the release of the proceeds of the Private Placement. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of prevailing economic conditions, receipt of requisite regulatory approvals, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Empire. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent Empire's expectations as of the date hereof, and are subject to change after such date. Empire disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities regulations.

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