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Pioneer Railcorp... to be Acquired by BRX Transportation Holdings

Post by Jeff Smith » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:40 am

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 52180.html
PEORIA, Ill., May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pioneer Railcorp (OTC: PRRR, "Pioneer"), a railroad holding company that owns short-line railroads and several other railroad-related businesses including a railroad equipment company and a contract switching services company, and BRX Transportation Holdings, LLC ("BRX"), an entity formed by Brookhaven Rail Partners ("Brookhaven") and Related Infrastructure ("Related"), announced entry into a definitive merger agreement under which BRX will acquire Pioneer for $18.81 per share in cash. The agreement, which has been unanimously approved by Pioneer's independent directors, represents a premium of approximately 100.7% over Pioneer's closing stock price on May 16, 2019, the last trading day prior to the announcement of the transaction.
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Under the terms of the merger agreement, BRX will acquire through merger all of the outstanding shares of Pioneer's Class A common stock. Shareholders other than Pioneer's subsidiary, Heartland Rail Investments LLC, will receive $18.81 per share in cash and the Heartland shares will be canceled without consideration.
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About Pioneer
Pioneer Railcorp is the parent company of 17 short-line common carrier railroad operations, an equipment leasing company, two service companies and a contract services switching company. Pioneer and its subsidiaries operate in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. For more information on Pioneer, please visit www.Pioneer-Railcorp.com.
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