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People Corporation (TSX VENTURE:PEO) ("People" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Cormark Securities Inc. and Acumen Capital Finance Partners Limited (collectively, the "Co-Lead Underwriters"), pursuant to which the Co-Lead Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal private placement basis, 4,187,000 common shares (the "Shares") of the Company at a purchase price of $2.15 per Share (the "Offering Price"), for gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $9 Million (the "Offering"). The Underwriters have also been granted an option, exercisable in whole or in part at any time prior to the closing date, to purchase for resale up to an additional 628,050 Shares at the Offering Price, which would result in additional gross proceeds of approximately $1.35 Million.
The Offering is scheduled to close on or about April 23, 2014 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and any applicable securities regulatory authorities. The Underwriters have agreed to endeavour to arrange for substituted purchasers for the Shares.
The net proceeds of the Offering will be used for growth opportunities, debt repayment and general corporate purposes.
The Company will pay the Underwriters a cash commission equal to 5.5% of the gross proceeds.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in any jurisdiction. The common shares will not be and have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for account or benefit of, U.S. persons, absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirements. Any public offering of securities in the United States must be by means of a prospectus containing detailed information about the Company and management as well as financial statements.
People Corporation is a national provider of group benefits, group retirement and human resource services. We have offices across Canada, each led by a team of experts and backed by the resources of a national company that is traded on the TSX-V. Our industry experts provide uniquely valuable insight while customizing our innovative suite of services to the specific needs of our clients. Whatever your sector, whatever your scale, putting our expertise and proven track record to work will make a difference to your people and your bottom line.
Further information is available at www.peoplecorporation.com.
This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws, such as information concerning anticipated future events, results, circumstances, performance or expectations that are not historical facts. Use of words such as "may", "will", "expect", "believe", or other words of similar effect may indicate forward-looking information including the date of completion and use of proceeds of the financing. This information is not a guarantee of future performance and is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including those described in our publicly filed documents (which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com). Those risks and uncertainties include: our ability to maintain profitability and manage growth; strong competition from other advisors and changes in the current legislation could result in significant competition from the banking industry; failure of information systems and technology; dependence on key clients; seasonality of revenues and the resulting possible impairment on working capital; reliance on key professionals; additional financing may be required and may not be available under terms favourable to us; there can be no assurance that any suitable future acquisition will be available to us or that, if available, the terms of the acquisition will be favourable to us; and a change in general economic conditions. Many of these risks and uncertainties can affect our actual results and could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking information made by us or on our behalf. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward looking information as a prediction of actual results. All forward-looking information in this news release is qualified by these cautionary statements. This information is made as of the date of this news release and, except as required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additionally, we undertake no obligation to comment on analyses, expectations or statements made by third parties in respect of the Company, its financial or operating results or its securities.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.