Semcan Inc.

Semcan Inc.

November 30, 2009 12:47 ET

Semcan Inc. Announces Refinancing of Westdale Loan

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2009) - Semcan Inc. (TSX VENTURE:STT) ("Semcan") announced today that it has closed a financing agreement under which it has borrowed $900,000. The proceeds of this loan were used to repay the balance of $900,000 owing to Westdale Construction Co. Limited, which matured on November 12, 2009.

The new loan is from a shareholder who is neither an officer nor director of Semcan. The details of the loan provide for a two year term, with principal due as a balloon payment after two years. The Company has the right to make principal payments at any time during the term, without penalty, after giving 30 days' notice of its intent to do so. The interest rate is 18% per annum, and the arrangement fee was $90,000. The lender received 2,000,000 common share purchase warrants exercisable for two years at $0.10 per share at closing, subject to early expiry provisions in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. The loan transaction is subject to TSXV approval.

Commenting on the transaction, John Wilby, Semcan's CFO said, "This refinancing represents an important step as the Company works to improve its working capital position. With this new arrangement in place, we have dealt with the uncertainty surrounding the refinancing of the Westdale loan, which has been a priority for the Company throughout 2009".

About Semcan Inc.

Semcan is a worldwide supplier of industrial processes and environmental solutions with specific emphasis on water remediation and emission control systems.

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This news release contains certain forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect management's current expectations and assumptions regarding the growth, results of operations, performance, and business prospects and opportunities. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and expectations and are based on information currently available to management of Semcan. In particular, statements regarding the future operating results and economic performance are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events and results discussed in the forward-looking statements, including risks outlined under "Risk Factors" in our Annual Information Form, which is posted at In evaluating these statements, investors should specifically consider various factors, including such risks as Investment Risk; Business Valuations; Condition of Capital Markets; Dependence on Key Personnel; General Economic Factors; Interest Rate Risk; Competition; and Reliance on Key Suppliers. One or more of these "Risk Factors" could cause actual events or results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. These factors should not be considered exhaustive. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on what management of Semcan considers to be reasonable assumptions based on information currently available to them, there can be no assurance that actual events or results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements, and management's assumptions may prove to be incorrect. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and none of Semcan nor its directors assumes any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.

Non-GAAP Measures

The term "EBITDA" is a financial measure used in this document which is not a standard measure under Canadian generally accepted accounting principles. Semcan's method of calculating EBITDA may differ from the methods used by other issuers. Therefore, Semcan's measure of EBITDA, as presented in this press release, may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. EBITDA refers to net earnings determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, before depreciation and amortization, interest expense, and income tax expense. Management believes that EBITDA is a useful supplemental measure of cash available for debt service, working capital, capital expenditures, income taxes, and distribution. Investors are cautioned that EBITDA, as a non-GAAP measure, is not an alternative to measures under GAAP and should not, on its own, be construed as an indicator of performance or cash flows, a measure of liquidity or as a measure of actual return.

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