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AGI Announces Closing of $115 Million Public Offering and Exercise of Over-Allotment Option

 

WINNIPEG, MB, October 25, 2018 – Ag Growth International Inc. (TSX: AFN) ("AGI" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced public offering of 1,874,500 common shares (the "Common Shares") at a price of $61.50 per Common Share for gross proceeds of approximately $115 million, which includes the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the Underwriters (as hereinafter defined) for additional gross proceeds of approximately $15 million.  A syndicate book run by CIBC Capital Markets and National Bank Financial Inc. and including TD Securities Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Cormark Securities Inc. and Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. (collectively, the "Underwriters") acted as underwriters for the offering. The Common Shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "AFN".

AGI intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to partially repay outstanding indebtedness under its credit facilities, to pursue potential acquisition opportunities and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

This press release is not an offer of Common Shares for sale in the United States. The Common Shares may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption from such registration. The Company has not registered and will not register the Common Shares under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Company does not intend to engage in a public offering of Common Shares in the United States. This press release shall not constitute an offer to nor shall there be any sale of the Common Shares in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Company Profile

AGI is a leading provider of equipment solutions for agriculture bulk commodities including seed, fertilizer and grain, and feed systems with a growing platform in providing equipment and solutions for food processing facilities.  AGI has manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa and Italy and distributes its product globally.

Further information can be found in the disclosure documents filed by AGI with the securities regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com and on AGI's website, www.aggrowth.com

Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains certain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "intend", "objective", "continuous", "ongoing", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "should" or similar words suggesting future outcomes. In particular, this press release includes forward-looking information relating to the anticipated use of the net proceeds of the offering. This information is based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, the potential reallocation by AGI of all or a portion of the net proceeds for business reasons, including, among others, due to results of operations or as a result of other business opportunities that may become available. Additional information on these and other factors that could affect AGI's operations, financial results or dividend payments are included in AGI's annual information form and other reports on file with Canadian securities regulatory authorities, which can be accessed through the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. AGI assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or any other reason, other than as required by applicable securities laws. In the event AGI does update any forward- looking information, no inference should be made that it will make additional updates with respect to that information, related matters, or any other forward-looking information.

For More Information Contact:

Investor Relations
Steve Sommerfeld
204-489-1855
steve@aggrowth.com




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