Air Canada increases purchase price for Air Transat

Air Canada has agreed to increase the purchase price for the acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of Transat A.T. , from CA$13 to CA$18 per share and have amended the Arrangement Agreement dated June 27, 2019 accordingly. Based on the increased consideration, the value of the all-cash transaction is approximately CA$720 million.

Air Canada has also entered into a lock-up and support agreement with Transat’s largest shareholder, Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc., who beneficially owns or has control or direction over 7,277,104 Class B voting shares or approximately 19.3% of all issued and outstanding shares of Transat. Under the terms of its Lock-up and Support Agreement, Letko Brosseau has agreed to support and vote all of the Class B voting shares of Transat it controls at the Special Meeting of Shareholders of Transat on August 23, 2019 or at any adjournment or postponement thereof, in favour of Air Canada’s acquisition of Transat.

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