Stella-Jones Inc.
TSX : SJ

Stella-Jones Inc.

June 03, 2016 11:22 ET

Stella-Jones Completes the Acquisition of Lufkin Creosoting

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - June 3, 2016) - Stella-Jones Inc. ("Stella-Jones") (TSX:SJ) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, McFarland Cascade Holdings, Inc., has completed the acquisition of the shares of Lufkin Creosoting Co., Inc. ("Lufkin Creosoting").

Lufkin Creosoting produces treated poles and timbers at its wood treating facility in Lufkin, Texas. Its consolidated sales for the year ended December 31, 2015 reached approximately US$34.2 million.

The purchase price was US$37.5 million, including US$5.0 million of working capital, and is subject to post-closing adjustments. Stella-Jones has financed the transaction through a combination of debt financing and a vendor note.

"The acquisition of Lufkin Creosoting further improves Stella-Jones' ability to provide the North American utility and industrial markets with high-quality treated wood products. This transaction will expand our market reach and will be immediately accretive to earnings," said Brian McManus, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stella-Jones.

ABOUT STELLA-JONES

Stella-Jones Inc. (TSX:SJ) is a leading producer and marketer of pressure treated wood products. The Company supplies North America's railroad operators with railway ties and timbers, and the continent's electrical utilities and telecommunication companies with utility poles. Stella-Jones also manufactures and distributes residential lumber and accessories to retailers for outdoor applications, as well as industrial products for construction and marine applications. The Company's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Except for historical information provided herein, this press release may contain information and statements of a forward-looking nature concerning the future performance of the Company. These statements are based on suppositions and uncertainties as well as on management's best possible evaluation of future events. Such factors may include, without excluding other considerations, fluctuations in quarterly results, evolution in customer demand for the Company's products and services, the impact of price pressures exerted by competitors, the ability of the Company to raise the capital required for acquisitions, and general market trends or economic changes. As a result, readers are advised that actual results may differ from expected results.

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