AEP Industries 8-K 2008
SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 4, 2008
AEP INDUSTRIES INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (201) 641-6600
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report) N/A
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
The information contained in Item 2.01 of this report is hereby incorporated by reference.
Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets
On April 4, 2008, AEP Industries Inc. (the Company) completed the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary in the Netherlands, AEP Industries Nederland B.V., to Euro-M Flexible Packaging S.A. and Ghlin S.r.L (the Buyers). Pursuant to a Share Purchase Agreement, dated April 4, 2008, among the Company and the Buyers, the Company received in cash approximately $28.3 million (approximately $4.7 million for the shares of AEP Industries Nederland B.V. and approximately $23.6 million for the settlement of all intercompany loans), prior to the payment of fees and closing and other costs of approximately $1.5 million. The Buyers also assumed all third party debt totaling approximately $12.0 million and approximately $5.7 million of unfunded pension obligations of AEP Industries Nederland B.V. outstanding as of the closing date. On April 4, 2008, the Company issued a press release related to the foregoing, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is hereby incorporated by reference.
AEP Industries Nederland B.V. is a component of an entity as defined in Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 144, Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets, and as such , its results of operations and the results of this transaction will be presented as discontinued operations in our consolidated financial statements for the second quarter of fiscal 2008. In addition, the prior period financial statements will reflect the reclassification of AEP Industries Nederland B.V. from continuing operations to discontinued operations. We estimate that discontinued operations for the second quarter ending April 30, 2008 will include approximately $11.1 million of gain from disposition before tax ($8.4 million after tax) consisting of approximately $1.9 million of gain from disposition, after an estimate of costs to sell of approximately $1.5 million, reclassification of AEP Industries Nederland B.V accumulated foreign currency translation gains into income in the amount of $2.4 million, and $6.8 million of realized foreign currency exchange gains resulting from the settlement of all intercompany loans, denominated in Euros ($5.6 million of which had been previously recognized in accumulated other comprehensive income at January 31, 2008).
The foregoing summary of the Share Purchase Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the agreement attached hereto as Exhibit 2.1, which is hereby incorporated by reference.
The Share Purchase Agreement has been included to provide investors and stockholders with information regarding its terms. It is not intended to provide any other factual information about the Company. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Share Purchase Agreement were made only for purposes of such agreement and as of the specific dates therein, were solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreement, and are subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties, including being qualified by confidential disclosures exchanged among the parties in connection with the execution of such agreement. The representations and warranties may have been made for the purposes of allocating contractual risk between the parties to the Share Purchase Agreement instead of establishing those matters as facts, and may be subject to standards of materiality applicable to the contracting parties that differ from those applicable to investors. Investors are not third party beneficiaries under the Share Purchase Agreement and should not rely on the representations, warranties and covenants or any descriptions thereof as characterizations of the actual state of facts or condition of the Company or any its respective subsidiaries or affiliates. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of the representations and warranties may change after the date of the Share Purchase Agreement, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in the Companys public disclosures.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(b) Pro Forma Financial Information
The unaudited pro forma information required by Item 9.01(b) is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and is hereby incorporated by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.