DALLAS, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Vision Systems Laboratories Corp. (OTC: CVSL) and The Longaberger Company announced today that a definitive agreement has been signed to bring Longaberger into CVSL's direct selling strategy, and that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction.
"This is a great day for The Longaberger Company. It's fitting that in our 40 th anniversary year we can fulfill my father's dream that our sales field and employees will have the opportunity to share in ownership of our business," said president and CEO Tami Longaberger.
On January 11, 2013, CVSL and Longaberger announced that a letter of intent had been signed for the transaction, in which publicly-held CVSL would acquire a controlling interest in Longaberger, which then would participate in CVSL's strategy for growth in the direct selling channel.
"Our vision is that CVSL will be a worldwide champion of micro-enterprise, where anyone can find fulfillment, belonging and economic benefit in a family of outstanding companies, each of which will keep its own separate identity," said CVSL chairman John Rochon."We are delighted that Longaberger is the first company to join us. We will continue our effort to identify additional direct selling companies that will make a good fit within our CVSL family," said Mr. Rochon. Under the agreements signed today and approved by both companies' boards, CVSL will acquire a controlling voting interest in privately-held Longaberger, in exchange for shares of CVSL stock to Ms. Longaberger. "Since announcing in January the exciting news of our intent to join forces with CVSL, we've worked diligently to keep the recapitalization process moving," said Ms. Longaberger. "We're thrilled that our effort has come to a successful conclusion. Now we can move forward as a proud member of the CVSL family. There are so many benefits to The Longaberger Company, our sales field, our employees and our customers, and we're excited about this giant step for everyone associated with The Longaberger Company," she said.
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