published: June 1, 2017
VANCOUVER, BC – Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (“Westport Fuel Systems”) (TSX:WPRT / Nasdaq:WPRT) today announced the closing of the sale of assets related to its Impco Industrial Mobile and Stationary Equipment business for a total of $17.5 million US dollars. Net proceeds to the company at closing were approximately $15 million US dollars, after adjusting for estimated net working capital, transaction costs, hold back amounts and other deal related expenses.
“We are pleased to have completed another transaction as part of our portfolio review that began with the closing of the merger with Fuel Systems in June of 2016. This transaction will further strengthen our balance sheet and focus our activities,” stated Nancy Gougarty, Chief Executive Officer of Westport Fuel Systems. “By exiting our industrial business, we will concentrate on growing market share for our alternative fuel solutions in the automotive and transportation sectors.”
J.P. Morgan acted as financial advisor for Westport Fuel Systems on the transaction.
At Westport Fuel Systems, we are driving innovation to power a cleaner tomorrow. We are inventors, engineers, manufacturers and suppliers of advanced clean-burning fuel systems and components that can change the way the world moves. Our technology delivers performance, fuel efficiency and environmental benefits to address the challenges of global climate change and urban air quality. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, we serve our customers in more than 70 countries with leading global transportation brands. At Westport Fuel Systems, we think ahead. For more information, visit www.wfsinc.com.
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Enhanced Liquidity and Continued Execution on Stated Goals
To coincide with the disclosure, Westport Fuel Systems has also scheduled a conference call on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm Pacific Time (5:00 pm Eastern Time).
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. announced today the exercise of the underwriters' option from its previously announced offering to purchase an additional 2,425,000 common shares at the Offering price of US$1.50 per share. With the exercise of the option, Westport issued a total of 19,125,000 common shares under the offering for gross proceeds of US$28,687,500.
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. announced today the closing of its previously announced offering of 16,700,000 common shares at a price of US$1.50 per share, for gross proceeds of US$25,050,000.
Westport Fuel Systems will offer 16,700,000 common shares at a price of US$1.50 per share, for gross proceeds of US$25,050,000.