WINNIPEG, MB, May 20, 2015 – Ag Growth International Inc. (TSX: AFN) ("AGI") is pleased to announce that the Canadian Competition Bureau has approved the previously announced plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") pursuant to which AGI (through an acquisition company) will acquire substantially all of the assets of Vicwest Inc.'s ("Vicwest") Westeel division and Kingspan Group Limited (through an acquisition company) will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares ("Common Shares") of Vicwest.
The parties to the transaction continue to work towards completion of the Arrangement. AGI will provide a further update on the status of the transaction when available.
Ag Growth International Inc. is a leading manufacturer of portable and stationary grain handling, storage and conditioning equipment, including augers, belt conveyors, grain storage bins, grain handling accessories, grain aeration equipment and grain drying systems. AGI has eleven manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Finland, and distributes its products globally.
This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities law ("forward-looking statements"). Statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. Specific forward-looking statements in this press release include statements with respect to the expected timing and completion of the Arrangement. The forward-looking statements contained herein reflect the expectations of AGI and are based on information currently available to it. In developing these forward-looking statements, certain material assumptions were made that AGI believes are reasonable. However, forward-looking statements and the assumptions on which they are based involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by such statements and assumptions. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the possibility that any of the conditions to closing of the Arrangement may not be satisfied or (where applicable) waived on the anticipated timelines or at all, and such other risks as identified in AGI’s materials filed under its profile at www.sedar.com from time to time. If any of such conditions are not satisfied or (where applicable) waived, completion of the Arrangement may be delayed or not completed at all. Readers are cautioned that the preceding list of risks and uncertainties is not exhaustive and that the forward-looking statements are subject to change as a result of new information, future events or other circumstances. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made as of the date hereof and AGI undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless so required by applicable Canadian securities laws.