Transcontinental Inc. completes the acquisition of Ultra Flex Packaging Corp.
Montreal, October 1st, 2015 – Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A TCL. B) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Ultra Flex Packaging Corp., a supplier of flexible packaging located in Brooklyn, New York. Ultra Flex Packaging employs close to 300 people and generated US$72 million in annual revenues in its last fiscal year. The transaction, announced on September 1st, 2015, was subject to regulatory approval in the United States.
"We are very pleased to welcome the Ultra Flex Packaging team into the TC Transcontinental family today," said François Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer of TC Transcontinental. "This solid business joins our packaging division—which already comprises Capri Packaging, acquired in 2014—and is part of our strategy to ensure our future growth path through diversification."
About TC Transcontinental
Canada's largest printer, with operations in print and digital media, flexible packaging and publishing, TC Transcontinental's mission is to create products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers.
Respect, teamwork, performance and innovation are strong values held by the Corporation and its commitment to all stakeholders is to pursue its business and philanthropic activities in a responsible manner.
Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A TCL.B), known as TC Transcontinental, has over 8,000 employees in Canada and the United States, and revenues of C$2.1 billion in 2014. Website www.tc.tc
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