National Oilwell Varco, Inc. and CE Franklin Ltd. announced today that NOV Distribution Services ULC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NOV, has completed its previously-announced acquisition of CE Franklinpursuant to a plan of arrangement. The arrangement resulted in NDS acquiring all of the issued and outstanding common shares of CE Franklin for cash consideration of CAD$12.75 per share.
The arrangement was approved by the shareholders of CE Franklin and by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta on July 16, 2012. Articles of Arrangement have been filed by CE Franklin with the Registrar of Corporations for the Province of Alberta (pursuant to section 193 of the Business Corporations Act (Alberta)) and the arrangement became effective today.
Pursuant to the arrangement, NDS paid an aggregate of approximately CAD$239 million to acquire CE Franklin.CE Franklin is now a wholly owned subsidiary of NDS.
The common shares of CE Franklin are expected to be voluntarily delisted from the TSX and NASDAQ by the end of July 2012.