On November 30, 2018, WesternOne announced the closing of the sale of the Equipment Rentals and Heat Business (the "Business") to United Rentals of Canada, Inc. and changed the corporate name from WesternOne Inc. to WEQ Holdings Inc.

As outlined in the Information Circular dated October 26, 2018, the completion of the transaction allows WEQ Holdings Inc. to wind-up its operations and return to its shareholders the net proceeds of the sale of the Business, after repayment of all bank debt and other liabilities including the outstanding convertible debentures, taxes and transaction related expenses collectively as part of a Court approved liquidation process. 

WEQ Holdings Inc. (the “Corporation”) has commenced an offer to purchase all of the outstanding 6.25% Convertible Series 3 Unsecured Subordinated Debentures (“Debentures”) at a price equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on such Debentures up to, but excluding, the date of acquisition of such Debentures, being January 4, 2019 (the “Change of Control Offer”). For each $1,000 principal amount of Debentures validly tendered to the Change of Control Offer, the holders thereof will receive $1,010.6849 in cash. The semi-annual interest payment for the period from July 1, 2018 to December 30, 2018 will be paid separately by the Corporation on December 31, 2018. The Change of Control Offer has been made pursuant to requirements of the debenture indenture dated as of February 26, 2010 between the Corporation’s predecessor and Computershare Trust Company of Canada (the “Debenture Trustee”), as supplemented from time to time (the “Indenture”), under which the Debentures were issued and are governed. The Change of Control Offer is open for acceptance until 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on January 2, 2019 and has been filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Should a holder of Debentures elect not to tender any or all of its Debentures to the Change of Control Offer, such Debentures will be redeemed by the Corporation, as discussed below. 

In addition to the Change of Control Offer, the Corporation has delivered a Notice of Redemption on December 6, 2018 providing that, in the event the Change of Control Offer is not accepted with respect to any or all of the Debentures, the Corporation will redeem any Debentures remaining outstanding on or about January 7, 2019 (the “Redemption Date”). Such Debentures will be redeemed on the Redemption Date upon payment of a redemption amount of $1,001.1986 for each $1,000 principal amount of Debentures, being equal to the aggregate of: (i) the aggregate principal amount payable in respect of outstanding Debentures on the Redemption Date; and (ii) all accrued and unpaid interest on the Debentures to but excluding the Redemption Date (collectively, the “Total Redemption Price”). The Total Redemption Price will be payable on the Redemption Date at the following corporate trust office: Computershare Trust Company of Canada, 3rd Floor – 510 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B9. Interest shall cease to be payable upon the principal amount of Debentures called for redemption from and after the Redemption Date.

Plan of Liquidation

For more information regarding the liquidation process, please contact: 
The Bowra Group Inc. 
All Court materials filed and updates on the status of the liquidation will be available on the Liquidator’s website at www.bowragroup.com/weq-holdings.
 

WEQ Holdings Inc.

For more information regarding WEQ Holdings Inc., please contact: 
WEQ Holdings Inc.
Suite 910, 925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2
Tel: (604) 678-4042
Fax: (604) 681-5969
Toll-free: 877-278-4042
www.weq.ca
Additional information relating to WEQ Holdings Inc. and other public filings, are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com
 

Equipment Rentals and Heat Business

For more information regarding the Equipment Rentals and Heat Business, please contact: 

United Rentals of Canada, Inc.  
www.unitedrentals.co

WEQ Holdings Inc. Timeline
October 22, 2018:

WesternOne Inc. (Toronto Stock Exchange: WEQ and WEQ.DB) enters into a definitive agreement with United Rentals of Canada, Inc. pursuant to which United Rentals agreed to acquire WesternOne’s equipment rentals and heat business and substantially all of the related assets. 

 

Press release:  WesternOne Inc. Announces Sale of Equipment Rentals and Heat Business to United Rentals and Wind-up of Operations

October 26, 2018:

The terms and conditions of the transaction, as well as details of the expected distributions to shareholders, are disclosed in WesternOne’s information circular. 

 

Notice of Special Meeting and Information Circular

November 28, 2018:

At the special meeting of shareholders, the transaction was approved by shareholders. 

Shareholders approved a special resolution to change WesternOne Inc.’s name to WEQ Holdings Inc. (www.weq.ca) and a plan of liquidation for WEQ Holdings Inc.

 

Press Release:  WesternOne Inc. Announces Voting Results of the Special Meeting of Shareholders

November 30, 2018:

United Rentals of Canada, Inc. completed the acquisition of WesternOne Inc.’s equipment rentals and heat business and substantially all of the related assets.

 

Press Release:  WesternOne Inc. Announces Closing of Sale of Equipment Rentals and Heat Business to United Rentals and Wind-up of Operations

December 6, 2018:

WEQ Holdings Inc. announced today that following completion of closing of the sale of its equipment rentals and heat business to United Rentals of Canada, Inc., which was announced on November 30, 2018, it has attended to several key follow-up matters.

 

Press Release:  WEQ Holdings Inc. (formerly WesternOne Inc.) Confirms Change of Name and Announces Change of Control Offer to Purchase and Notice of Redemption for its 6.25% Convertible Series 3 Unsecured Subordinated Debentures

December 17, 2018:

WEQ Holdings Inc. announced today that effective December 17, 2018, it formally adopted the plan of liquidation and dissolution substantially in the form set out in Schedule C to the Corporation’s information circular dated October 26, 2018, to proceed with the voluntary liquidation and dissolution of the Corporation pursuant to the Canada Business Corporations Act. In connection with the adoption of the Plan of Liquidation, WEQ has appointed The Bowra Group Inc. as liquidator and obtained orders of the Supreme Court of British Columbia to: (i) have the liquidation process supervised by the Court and be relieved of any obligations to provide further financial statements and hold further shareholder meetings; and (ii) set forth the procedure for making claims.  All Court materials filed and updates on the status of the liquidation will be available on the Liquidator’s website at www.bowragroup.com.

 

Press Release:  WEQ Holdings Inc. (formerly WesternOne Inc.) Announces Adoption of 
Plan of Liquidation and Resignation of Directors

  Additional information relating to WEQ Holdings Inc. and other public filings, are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com