Special Meeting Date: June 10, 2013
Special Meeting Location: Dockside 1 Room, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Ontario,
May 13, 2013
/CNW/ - Softchoice Corporation (TSX: SO), a leading North American provider of IT Solutions and Services, announced today the time and place of the special meeting (the "
") of shareholders of Softchoice (the "
") being held in connection with the previously announced proposed plan of arrangement (the "
"), pursuant to which Goliath Acquisition Inc., a newly incorporated corporation owned by Birch Hill Fund IV, will acquire, directly or indirectly, all of the outstanding common shares of Softchoice (with certain exceptions relating to senior officers of Softchoice), for
in cash per common share. The Meeting will be held at the Dockside 1 Room, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, 1 Harbour Square,
, M5J 1A6 on
June 10, 2013
time). The Board of Directors has fixed
May 9, 2013
as the record date for determining Shareholders who are entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the Meeting.
The Board of Directors of Softchoice has unanimously determined that the Arrangement is in the best interests of Softchoice and recommends that Shareholders vote in favour of the Arrangement.
Softchoice has commenced mailing to registered Shareholders of its management information circular (the "
") in connection with the Meeting. The Circular, Notice of Meeting and Form of Proxy prepared in connection with the Meeting are available on SEDAR at
and on Softchoice's website at
As previously announced, the annual and special meeting of Shareholders that was scheduled for
May 15, 2013
has been postponed until
June 28, 2013
and will be cancelled if the Arrangement has been completed by then.
As a leading North American provider of technology solutions and services, Softchoice combines the efficiency and reliability of a national IT supplier with the personal touch and technical expertise of a local solutions provider. Softchoice's holistic approach to technology includes solution design, implementation and asset management and cloud services, as well as access to one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective technology distribution networks in
. With over 1,200 employees, Softchoice manages the technology needs of thousands of corporate and public sector organizations across
the United States
Softchoice stock is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the trading symbol "SO." The common shares of Softchoice are not registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and are not publicly traded in
the United States
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to expectations, intentions and plans contained in this press release that are not historical fact. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate", "expect", "will" and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, change in technology and general market conditions, many of which are set out or incorporated by reference in Softchoice's latest Annual Information Form. Due to the many risks and uncertainties, Softchoice cannot assure that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release will be realized.