SOURCE: HC2 Holdings, Inc.

HC2 Holdings, Inc.

August 14, 2014 08:00 ET

HC2 Announces Acquisition of a Majority Interest in American Natural Gas

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - Aug 14, 2014) -  HC2 Holdings, Inc. ("HC2") (OTCQB: HCHC) announced today the acquisition of a majority interest in ANG Holding, Inc. through the purchase of shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock. American Natural Gas, LLC ("ANG") will continue to do business as a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANG Holdings, Inc. ANG is a premier distributor of natural gas motor fuel in the Northeast that designs, builds, owns, operates and maintains compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations for transportation. 

Philip Falcone, HC2's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are pleased to complete HC2's second acquisition with the purchase of a majority interest in ANG, a company with in-depth experience in the natural gas fueling industry. We look forward to working with ANG's management team and employees, and continuing the building of ANG's network of natural gas fueling stations." 

Drew West, the CEO and Founder of ANG, stated, "This transaction will energize our business and allow us to move forward with our plans for the rapid deployment of a series of heavy duty natural gas fueling stations designed and located to serve fleet customers. The American transportation sector is rapidly converting from foreign-dependent diesel fuel to clean burning, American natural gas, which dramatically reduces emissions, extends truck life and significantly reduces fuel costs. This transaction, coupled with HC2's access to capital and debt markets, is a win for ANG, HC2 and the alternative fuel market." 

About HC2

HC2 operates as a holding company of operating subsidiaries primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. HC2 owns 70% of Schuff International, Inc., the largest steel fabrication and erection company in the United States. HC2's indirectly wholly owned subsidiary PTGi International Carrier Services, Inc. ("PTGi ICS") is one of the leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile network operators worldwide. HC2 owns a majority interest in ANG Holding, Inc., a premier retailer of natural gas motor fuel in the Northeast. HC2's indirectly wholly owned subsidiary Genovel Orthopedics, Inc. is researching the development of innovative products to treat early osteoarthritis of the knee. Founded in 1994, HC2 is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. For more information, visit: www.HC2.com

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