Atlas Engineered Products Announces Letter of Intent for British Columbia Acquisition

November 25, 2021

November 24, 2021 - Nanaimo, British Columbia / Atlas Engineered Products (“AEP” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: AEP; OTC Markets: APEUF) announced today that the Company has entered into a non-binding letter of intent (“LOI”) with the shareholders of a truss manufacturing company located in British Columbia, Canada (the “Target”) to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of the Target (the “Proposed Transaction”).

AEP is looking to expand its footprint in British Columbia where seasonality and the effects of winter are not as impactful as the rest of Canada. “We are excited to announce the signing of this LOI. We have been fairly quiet on the merger and acquisition front while focusing on profitability and organic growth and now is the time to move forward with this strategic acquisition,” said Hadi Abassi, AEPs CEO, President and Founder. “The Target will fit in nicely to our overall strategic goals and we are excited for them to potentially join the AEP group of companies.”

Under the terms of the non-binding LOI, AEP intends to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of the target for a proposed purchase price of $5.8 million in cash, plus a working capital adjustment to be determined and finalized within 60 days of closing of the Proposed Transaction. In addition, AEP intends to acquire the land and buildings on which the target’s facilities are located for an estimated price of $2.7 million, also to be acquired for cash, subject to the completion of an independent appraisal. The target has earned average revenues of approximately $4.6 million for the last three years, with an average normalized EBITDA margin of 24%. AEP believes it will have sufficient acquisition financing available through the Company’s existing banking relationships and is currently assessing the most advantageous use of debt versus internally generated cash.

Closing of the Proposed Transaction remains subject to a number of conditions, including satisfactory completion by the Company of its due diligence investigation, the execution of a binding definitive agreement, and the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”), if such approval is required under the rules and policies of the Exchange.

About Atlas Engineered Products Ltd.

AEP is a growth company that is acquiring and operating profitable, well-established operations in Canada’s truss and engineered products industry. We have a well-defined and disciplined acquisition and operating growth strategy enabling us to scale aggressively, giving us a unique opportunity to consolidate a fragmented industry of independent operators.

For further information please contact:

Atlas Engineered Products Ltd.
Phone: 1-250-754-1400
Email: [email protected]
PO Box 37036 Country Club PO
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N4

For investor relations please contact:

Paul Andreola, Director
Phone: 1-604-644-0072
Email: [email protected]
Atlas Engineered Products Ltd.
PO Box 37036 Country Club PO
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N4


Information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management’s current estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations; they are not guarantees of future performance. Although AEP believes that the expectations reflected in the forward looking statements are reasonable, there is no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct, or that such future events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. AEP cautions that all forward looking statements are inherently uncertain and that actual performance may be affected by a number of material factors, many of which are beyond AEP’s control. Such factors include, among other things: Risks and uncertainties relating to AEP, including those to be described in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) for AEP’s three months ended March 31, 2021. Accordingly, actual and future events, conditions and results may differ materially from the estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, AEP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information.


Except as noted below, the financial information provided in this news release is derived from the AEP’s unaudited financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and the related notes thereto as prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and related IFRS Interpretations Committee (“IFRICs”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”). A copy of AEP’s unaudited financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and the related Management’s Discussion and Analysis is available on AEP’s website at or on SEDAR at Financial information for AEP’s acquisitions are included in AEP’s unaudited financial statements from the date of acquisition. Financial information for acquired businesses for periods prior to the date of acquisition were prepared by management and have not been reviewed or audited by independent auditors.


Certain financial measures in this news release do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and, therefore are considered non-IFRS or non-GAAP measures. These non-IFRS measures are used by management to facilitate the analysis and comparison of period-to-period operating results for AEP and to assess whether AEP’s operations are generating sufficient operating cash flow to fund working capital needs and to fund capital expenditures. As these non-IFRS measures do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS, these measures may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. The non-IFRS measures used in this news release may include “EBITDA”, “EBITDA margin”, “adjusted EBITDA”, “adjusted EBITDA margin”, “normalized EBITDA” and “normalized EBITDA margin”. “EBITDA” is calculated as revenue less operating expenses before interest expense, interest income, amortization and depletion, impairment charges, and income taxes. “EBITDA margin” is EBITDA expressed as a percentage of revenues. “Adjusted EBITDA” is EBITDA after adjusting for share-based payments, foreign exchange gains or losses and non-recurring items. “Adjusted EBITDA margin” is adjusted EBITDA expressed as a percentage of revenues. “Normalized EBITDA” is EBITDA adjusted for one-time items. “Normalized EBITDA margin” is normalized EBITDA expressed as a percentage of revenues.