TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Enercare Inc. ("Enercare") (TSX: ECI) is pleased to announce that clearance under the Competition Act (Canada) has been granted by the Commissioner of Competition in respect of Enercare's previously announced plan of arrangement under section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act with Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners (the "Arrangement").
Clearance under the Competition Act (Canada) represents the final key regulatory approval needed in order to permit closing of the Arrangement, and, although the Arrangement remains subject to other customary closing conditions, Enercare currently anticipates that it will be completed on or about October 16, 2018.
Pursuant to the Arrangement, Cardinal Acquisitions Inc., together with a newly formed Ontario limited partnership, will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Enercare for C$29.00 per common share, without interest, or, in the case of a shareholder resident in Canada who is not exempt from tax under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and who has elected to receive Exchangeable LP Units, 0.5509 of an Exchangeable LP Unit for each common share, subject to proration based on the maximum unit consideration, with the balance of the consideration being paid in cash.
About Enercare Inc.
Enercare is headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Canada and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: ECI). As one of North America's largest home and commercial services and energy solutions companies with approximately 5,100 employees under its Enercare and Service Experts brands, Enercare is a leading provider of water heaters, water treatment, furnaces, air conditioners and other HVAC rental products, plumbing services, protection plans and related services. With operations in Canada and the United States, Enercare serves approximately 1.6 million customers annually. Enercare is also the largest non-utility sub-meter provider, with electricity, water, thermal and gas metering contracts for condominium and apartment suites in Canada and through its Triacta brand, a premier designer and manufacturer of advanced sub-meters and sub-metering solutions.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws and within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and "safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("forward looking statements" or "forward-looking information") that involve various risks and uncertainties. Statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this news release may be forward looking statements, including, without limitation, management's expectations, intentions and beliefs concerning anticipated future events, results, circumstances, economic performance or expectations with respect to Enercare and/or Brookfield Infrastructure, including, as applicable, Enercare's or Brookfield Infrastructure's business operations, business strategy and financial condition. When used herein, the words "anticipates", "believes", "budgets", "could", "estimates", "expects", "forecasts", "goal", "intends", "may", "might", "outlook", "plans", "projects", "schedule", "should", "strive", "target", "will", "would" and similar expressions are often intended to identify forward-looking information, although not all forward-looking information contains these identifying words. These forward-looking statements may reflect the internal projections, expectations, future growth, results of operations, performance, business prospects and opportunities of Enercare or Brookfield Infrastructure, as applicable, and are based on information currently available to Enercare and/or Brookfield Infrastructure, as applicable, and/or assumptions that Enercare and/or Brookfield Infrastructure, as applicable, believes are reasonable. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results and developments discussed in the forward-looking information, including the inability to complete the transaction referred to in this news release, including as a result of failure to receive the approvals referenced herein.
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