|By Marketwired .||
|June 3, 2014 02:02 PM EDT||
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/03/14 -- PNI Digital Media Inc. ("PNI") (TSX: PN)(OTCQX: PNDMF) the leading innovator in digital media solutions for retailers, is pleased to announce that the Supreme Court of British Columbia has granted an interim order (the "Interim Order") in respect of PNI's previously announced arrangement (the "Arrangement") with Staples, Inc. ("Staples") pursuant to which Staples will acquire, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Staples Canada Acquisition ULC, all of the issued and outstanding common shares of PNI for $1.70 in cash per common share. The Interim Order provides for, among other things, the calling and holding of a special meeting (the "Special Meeting") of shareholders of PNI to consider and approve the Arrangement. The granting of the Interim Order was a condition to the completion of the Arrangement.
PNI Shareholders' Meeting
The Special Meeting is scheduled to be held at Suite 1500 - 1055 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia on July 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. (Vancouver time) to consider the Arrangement. The record date for the Special Meeting is June 4, 2014.
The Arrangement will be subject to approval by 66 2/3% of the votes cast by PNI shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting. In addition, as the Arrangement constitutes a "business combination" pursuant to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101"), the Arrangement must also be approved by a simple majority of the votes cast at the Special Meeting, excluding the votes cast by any PNI shareholders that are required to be excluded in order to obtain "minority approval" pursuant to MI 61-101.
A Notice of Special Meeting and a Management Information Circular (the "Circular") for PNI will be provided to securityholders shortly. A copy of the Circular will also be available under PNI's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
About PNI Digital Media
PNI Digital Media operates the PNI Digital Media Platform, which provides transaction processing and order routing services for major retailers. The PNI Digital Media Platform connects consumer-ordered digital content, whether from online, in-store kiosks, desktop software or mobile phones, with retailers that have on-demand manufacturing capabilities for the production of personalized products such as photos, photo books, photo calendars, business cards and stationery. PNI Digital Media successfully generates millions of transactions each year for retailers and their thousands of locations worldwide.
Further information on our company can be found at www.pnimedia.com.
The statements that are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including those related to the completion of the Arrangement and the expected timing therefor. PNI Digital Media's actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to shareholder and final court approvals, changes in technology, employee retention, inability to deliver on contracts, failure of customers to continue marketing the online solution, competition, general economic conditions, foreign exchange and other risks detailed in the Company's annual report and other filings. Additional information related to the Company can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the SEC'S website at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice, and PNI does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, except as required by law. PNI Digital Media shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
Neither TSX nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. PNI Digital Media relies upon litigation protection for "forward-looking" statements.
PNI Digital Media is a registered trademark of PNI Digital Media Inc.