DHX MEDIA ANNOUNCES INCREASE OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PUBLIC OFFERING TO $17,730,000 OF SUBSCRIPTION RECEIPTS
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Halifax, NS – 12 September 2012 – DHX Media Ltd. (“DHX” or the “Company”) (TSX ticker: DHX), a leading international producer and distributor of children’s television programming and interactive content, announced today that it has amended the terms of its previously announced public offering of subscription receipts of the Company (the “Subscription Receipts”).
The Company has reached an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. (the “Underwriters”) to purchase, on a bought deal basis, 11,820,000 Subscription Receipts of at a price of $1.50 per Subscription Receipt (the “Offering”). In addition, DHX has granted to the Underwriters an over allotment option exercisable at any time up to 30 days after closing of the Offering to acquire up to an additional 1,182,000 Subscription Receipts of the Company. In the event that the over allotment option is exercised in full, the aggregate gross proceeds of the Offering will be $19,503,000.
The net proceeds from the Offering (after deducting the underwriters’ fees and Offering expenses) will be used to reduce indebtedness resulting from DHX’s previously announced acquisition of the business of Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. (the “Acquisition”) and for general corporate and working capital purposes.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements is available.
ABOUT DHX MEDIA LTD.
DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com), together with its subsidiary, W!LDBRAIN Entertainment, is a leading international family entertainment rights creation and management company with three-award-winning production facilities, worldwide distribution and a global consumer products business. DHX Media has produced over 40 original television series, including world-recognized series such as Franny’s Feet, Animal Mechanicals, Kid vs. Kat, Angela Anaconda and Martha Speaks, and maintains a library of over 2,550 half-hours of animation and live-action programming. The company’s global licensing group oversees a diverse merchandising portfolio for proven properties, including the hit U.K. series Rastamouse, airing on BBC. DHX Media has offices in Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver, Los Angeles and London. DHX Media is listed on the TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange).
This press release contains forward looking statements with respect to DHX and the proposed acquisition of Cookie Jar, including statements regarding the expected use of proceeds of the Offering and the expected Offering closing dates. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on information currently available to the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, among other things, include risks related to receipt of shareholder and regulatory approvals and satisfaction of other conditions to closing the Acquisition, and other factors discussed in materials filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities from time to time including matters discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Company’s Annual Information Form for the year ended June 30, 2011 and risks that will be discussed in the prospectus for the Offering. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law.
For further information, please contact:
David A. Regan
EVP, Corporate Development & IR
DHX Media Ltd.