Savaria Corporation
TSX : SIS

Savaria Corporation

April 21, 2015 07:59 ET

Savaria Corporation Announces $12.5 Million "Bought Deal" Private Placement Financing

LAVAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - April 21, 2015) -

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Savaria Corporation (TSX:SIS) ("Savaria" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Cormark Securities Inc. (collectively, the "Underwriters"), pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal private placement basis, 2,500,000 common shares (the "Shares") of the Company at a purchase price of $5.00 per Share (the "Offering Price"), for gross proceeds to the Company of $12,500,000 (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 375,000 Shares at the Offering Price, which would result in additional gross proceeds of $1,875,000.

The Offering is scheduled to close on or about May 13, 2015 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the TSX 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 initiatives and for general corporate and working capital purposes.

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 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirements.

About Savaria

Savaria Corporation (savaria.com) is North America's leader in the accessibility industry focused on meeting the needs of people with mobility challenges. Savaria designs, manufactures, distributes and installs primarily elevators for home and commercial use, as well as stairlifts and vertical and inclined platform lifts. With the acquisition of Silver Cross, the Company now operates a lead generation program to capture and distribute leads on potential customers to over 100 affiliates in North America; also, it is a franchisor of stores through which new and recycled accessibility equipment is sold. In addition, Savaria converts and adapts minivans to be wheelchair accessible. The diversity of its product line, one of the world's most comprehensive, enables the Company to stand out by proposing an integrated and customized solution for its customers' mobility needs. Its operations in China have substantially grown and the collaboration with Savaria's other Canadian facilities increases its competitive edge in the market place. The Company records some 60% of its revenue outside Canada, primarily in the United States. It operates a sales network of some 700 retailers and affiliates in North America and employs some 430 people at its head office in Laval and at its plants and sales offices in Montreal (Quebec), Brampton and London (Ontario), Calgary (Alberta) and Huizhou (China).

Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" regarding Savaria, including, without limitation, understanding of the elements that might affect the Company's future and its financial or operating performance, the costs and schedule of future acquisitions, supplementary capital expenditure requirements and legislative matters. Most frequently, but not invariably, forward-looking statements are identified by the use of such terms as "plan", "expect", "should", "could", "budget", "expected", "estimated" "forecast", "intend", "anticipate", "believe", variants thereof (including negative variants) or statements that certain events, results or shares "could", "should" or "will" occur or be achieved. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors liable to cause Savaria's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those set forth in or underlying the forward-looking statements. Such factors notably include general, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties. Although Savaria has attempted to identify the key elements liable to cause actual measures, events or results to differ from those described in the forward-looking statements, other factors could have an impact on the reality and produce unexpected results. The forward-looking statements contained herein are valid at the date of this press release. As there can be no assurance that these forward-looking statements will prove accurate, actual future results and events could differ materially from those anticipated therein. Accordingly, readers are strongly advised not to unduly rely on these forward-looking statements.

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