Norbord and Ainsworth complete merger
By Norbord Inc.
April 2, 2015 - Norbord Inc. and Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. announced the completion of their merger on April 1, 2015.
By Norbord Inc.
Under the terms of the transaction, Norbord acquired all of the outstanding common shares of Ainsworth in an all-share transaction and Ainsworth shareholders received 0.1321 of a share of Norbord for each Ainsworth share. Ainsworth is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Norbord.
With the completion of the merger, it is expected that the common shares of Ainsworth will be de-listed from the Toronto Stock Exchange on or about April 2, 2015.
“This transaction is a significant milestone, and the addition of the Ainsworth OSB mills and strong team of people create a tremendous platform for the future,” said Peter Wijnbergen, president and CEO. “Norbord will be a leading global wood products company, active on three continents and with more than US$1.6 billion in sales in 2014. With a larger mill network, we will be in a better position to serve customers’ evolving needs and meet increasing demand as the recovery in the U.S. housing market continues.
“This transaction will also allow us to bring our customers a more diverse range of products. We are pleased to welcome our new colleagues to Norbord, and look forward to pursuing the significant opportunities we see ahead.”
Norbord Inc. is a global manufacturer of wood-based panels and the world’s largest producer of oriented strand board (“OSB”). In addition to OSB, Norbord manufactures particleboard, medium density fibreboard and related value-added products. Norbord has assets of approximately US$1.8 billion and employs approximately 2,600 people at 17 plant locations in the United States, Canada and Europe. Norbord is a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NBD.