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TEL AVIV, ISRAEL / ACCESSWIRE / March 9, 2021 / A2Z Smart Technologies Corp. ("A2Z" or the "Company") (TSXV:AZ)(OTCQX:AAZZF) is pleased to announce that on March 8, 2021, the board of directors of the Company approved a a non-binding Letter of Understanding to acquire a 60% equity interest (the "Acquisition") in a leading engineering and manufacturing corporation for commercial, industrial and transportation industries based in Israel (the "Target").
The Target has 161 employees with 16,222 square meters (approximately 175,000 square feet) of manufacturing space and also has a wholly owned subsidiary in the UK (manufacturing plant) which caters to is European clients. It also has a major worldwide distribution network.
For the year ended December 31, 2019 the Target had recognized revenues of NIS 80.5 million (approximately US$ 25 million) and a net loss of NIS 597 thousand (approximately US$185 thousand) and as of December 31, 2019 had total assets of NIS 77.8 million (approximately US$ 24 million) and total liabilities of NIS 50.1 million (US$15.8 million).
The Acquisition, is subject to the parties entering into a binding definitive agreement (the "Definitive Agreement"), the terms of which are expected to include an acquisition price consisting of a one-time cash payment of US$500,000 and the issuance of that number of common shares (the "Common Shares") in the capital of A2Z as is equal to US$900,000 (the "Acquisition Shares"). The number of Acquisition Shares being issued will be determined at the time of the entering into of the Definitive Agreement and shall be calculated at the lower of: (i) the market price at closing of the Acquisition, or (ii) the volume weighted average trading price on the preceding 5 days, though in any event not less than 90% of the market price at closing of the Acquisition.
Additionally, it is expected that the Definitive Agreement will include an undertaking by A2Z to invest an additional amount of NIS 10 million (approximately US$ 3.1 million) in the Target during the initial 24 months immediately following the closing of the Acquisition in order to enhance the growth strategy and revenue generation ability of the Target (the "Investment"). In consideration for the Investment A2Z will receive additional ownership in the Target in an amount not to exceed an additional 20% of the Target.
As part of the transaction, A2Z is expected to undertake to keep the Target's dividend policy in place. A2Z will be entitled to receive its pro rata share of any such dividends.
The parties expect to execute the Definitive Agreement by the end of April 2021.
Closing of the Transaction is subject to certain additional conditions precedent including receipt of all regulatory approval including that of the TSX Venture Exchange.
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SOURCE: A2Z Smart Technologies Corp.
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