Brick Brewing Reports Completion of the Formosa Sale

 

KITCHENER, Ontario, Sept. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brick Brewing Co. Limited (“Brick” or the “Company”) (TSX:BRB), Ontario’s largest Canadian-owned brewery, today confirmed the completion of the Formosa sale. A definitive agreement for sale of Formosa was announced on September 1st, and Brick confirms that the sale transaction closed on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  

George Croft, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brick commented, ”We congratulate the new owners on the completion of this transaction and wish them great success in their new venture. In addition, we extend our thanks and appreciation to the Formosa employees for their valuable contributions over many years.”

Brick intends to utilize sale proceeds to fund capital projects, pay down debt, and for other general corporate purposes.

About Brick Brewing

Brick is Ontario's largest Canadian-owned brewery. The Company is a regional brewer of award-winning premium quality and value beers and is officially certified under the Global Food Safety Standard, one of the highest and most internationally recognized standards for safe food production. Founded in 1984, Brick Brewing Co. was the first craft brewery to start up in Ontario, and is credited with pioneering the present day craft brewing renaissance in Canada. Brick has complemented its Waterloo premium craft beers with the popular Laker brand.  In 2011, Brick purchased the Canadian rights to Seagram Coolers and in 2015, secured the exclusive Canadian rights to both LandShark and Margaritaville. In addition, Brick utilizes its leading edge brewing, blending and packaging capabilities to provide an extensive array of contract manufacturing services in beer, coolers and ciders. Brick trades on the TSX under the symbol BRB. Visit us at www.brickbeer.com.

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Contact Information
For further information:
Sean Byrne, Chief Financial Officer
(519) 742-2732 Ext.132
E-mail: info@brickbeer.com