TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 21, 2016) -
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Park Lawn Corporation (TSX:PLC) ("PLC" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced offering of common shares (the "Common Shares") with a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc., and including TD Securities Inc., Acumen Capital Finance Partners Limited, Cormark Securities Inc., Clarus Securities Inc. and GMP Securities L.P. (collectively, the "Underwriters"), on a bought deal basis. A total of 2,875,000 Common Shares (including Common Shares issued pursuant to the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted by the Company to the Underwriters) were issued at a price of $16.00 per Common Share for total gross proceeds of $46,000,000 (the "Offering").
PLC intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to repay indebtedness under its credit facility and to fund its continued growth strategy, including both organic growth (such as the development and re-development of the Company's existing cemetery properties) and acquisition opportunities.
The Common Shares were offered pursuant to a short-form prospectus dated November 14, 2016 filed in each of the provinces of Canada, which describes the terms of the Offering. A copy of the short-form prospectus is available under the Company's profile on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.
The securities offered pursuant to the Offering have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the "1933 Act") and may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly, in the United States, or to, or for the account or benefit of, "U.S. persons" (as defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act), except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons.
About Park Lawn Corporation
PLC provides goods and services associated with the disposition and memorialization of human remains. Products and services are sold on a pre-planned basis (pre-need) or at the time of a death (at-need). The Company and its subsidiaries own and operate 34 cemeteries in Ontario and Michigan and 22 funeral homes, chapels and planning offices in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release may contain forward-looking statements (within the meaning of applicable securities laws) relating to the business of the Company and the environment in which it operates. Forward-looking statements are identified by words such as "believe", "anticipate", "project", "expect", "intend", "plan", "will", "may", "estimate", "pro-forma" and other similar expressions. These statements are based on the Company's expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections and include, without limitation, statements regarding the proposed use of proceeds of the Offering and the Company's future growth strategy. The forward-looking statements in this news release are based on certain assumptions, and they are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to control or predict. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's annual information form available at www.sedar.com. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Readers, therefore, should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Further, these forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release and, except as expressly required by applicable law, the Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.