SOURCE: HC2 Holdings, Inc.

HC2 Holdings, Inc.

May 13, 2014 07:00 ET

HC2 Enters Into an Agreement to Acquire a Majority Interest in Schuff International, Inc.

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - HC2 Holdings, Inc. ("HC2") (OTCBB: HCHC) announced today the signing of a definitive agreement with SAS Venture, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("SAS") to acquire SAS's 2.5 million shares of common stock of Schuff International, Inc. ("Schuff"), representing approximately a 60% interest in Schuff. SAS is the largest shareholder of Schuff.

Robert Pons, HC2's Executive Chairman, stated, "We are excited to enter into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in Schuff, the largest steel fabrication and erection company in the United States. We also look forward to working with Schuff's management team and employees and continuing its tradition of building complex steel projects around the world."

The aggregate consideration is approximately $79 million. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the expiration or termination of any applicable waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended.

About HC2

HC2 operates as a holding company of operating subsidiaries primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. 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. PTGi ICS owns and operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches and media gateways. Founded in 1994, HC2 is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. For more information, visit: www.HC2.com.

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