IESI-BFC Ltd. Files F-4 Registration Statement For Proposed Transaction With Waste Services, Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, January 2010 — IESI-BFC Ltd. ("IESI-BFC") (TSX: BIN)(NYSE: BIN) announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form F-4 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") in connection with its proposed acquisition of Waste Services, Inc. ("WSI") (NASDAQ: WSII). The registration statement, which is subject to SEC review, contains a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed transaction.
Completion of the transaction remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain closing conditions, including approval from WSI stockholders and the Canadian Competition Bureau. The transaction was reviewed by U.S. antitrust authorities, and the 30 day waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 expired at 11:59 pm on January 19, 2010 without a request for additional documentation or information. IESI-BFC and WSI now expect the transaction to close during the second quarter of 2010.
About IESI-BFC Ltd.
IESI-BFC, through its subsidiaries, is one of North America's largest full-service waste management companies, providing non-hazardous solid waste collection and landfill disposal services to commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers in ten states and the District of the Columbia in the U.S., and five Canadian provinces. Its two brands, IESI and BFI Canada, are leaders in their markets and serve over 1.8 million customers with vertically integrated collection and disposal assets. IESI-BFC's shares are listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BIN. To find out more about IESI-BFC, visit its website at www.iesi-bfc.com.
About Waste Services, Inc.
Waste Services is a multi-regional, integrated solid waste services company that provides collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in the U.S. and Canada. WSI, a Delaware corporation, is the second largest vertically integrated disposal company in the State of Florida, where it has 10 collection operations, nine transfer stations, seven recycling facilities and three landfills. To find out more about WSI, visit its website at www.wasteservicesinc.com.
This communication includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation. Words such as "expect," "estimate," "project," "budget," "forecast," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "may," "will," "could," "should," "believes," "predicts," "potential," "continue," and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, Waste Services, Inc.'s and IESI-BFC Ltd.'s expectations with respect to: the synergies, efficiencies, capitalization and anticipated financial impacts of the transaction; approval of the transaction by Waste Services, Inc. stockholders; the satisfaction or waiver of the closing conditions to the transaction; and the timing of the completion of the transaction.
These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Most of these factors are outside our control and difficult to predict. The following factors, among others, could cause or contribute to such material differences: the ability to obtain the approval of the transaction by Waste Services, Inc. stockholders; the ability to realize the expected synergies resulting for the transaction in the amounts or in the timeframe anticipated; the ability to integrate Waste Services, Inc.'s businesses into those of IESI-BFC Ltd. in a timely and cost-efficient manner; and the ability to obtain governmental approvals of the transaction or to satisfy or waive the other conditions to the transaction on the proposed terms and timeframe. Additional factors that could cause IESI-BFC Ltd.'s and Waste Services, Inc.'s results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the 2008 Annual Report on Form 10-K for Waste Services, Inc., the Registration Statement on Form F-10, as amended, of IESI-BFC Ltd., and the Registration Statement on Form F-4 of IESI-BFC Ltd., each filed with the SEC and available at the SEC's Internet web site (www.sec.gov). Waste Services, Inc. cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning Waste Services, Inc., IESI-BFC Ltd., the transaction or other matters and attributable to Waste Services, Inc. or IESI-BFC Ltd. or any person acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above. Waste Services, Inc. and IESI-BFC Ltd. do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, relating to the matters discussed in this communication, except as required by law.
The proposed transaction will be submitted to Waste Services, Inc. stockholders for their consideration. IESI-BFC Ltd. has filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form F-4 containing a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus. Stockholders are encouraged to read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed transaction and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus when it becomes available, as well as other documents filed with the SEC because they contain important information. Stockholders may obtain a free copy of the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus, and will be able to obtain a free copy of the definitive proxy statement/prospectus when it becomes available, as well as other filings containing information about IESI-BFC Ltd. and Waste Services, Inc., without charge, at the SEC's Internet site (www.sec.gov).
You may also obtain copies of all documents filed with the SEC regarding this transaction, without charge, from IESI-BFC's website (www.iesi-bfc.com) or from Waste Services' website (www.wasteservicesinc.com) or by directing a request to IESI-BFC Ltd., 135 Queens Plate Drive, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 6V1, Attention: Investor Relations, (416) 401-7729, or to Waste Services, Inc., Shareholder Relations, 1122 International Blvd., Suite 601, Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7L 6Z8, (905) 319-1237.
IESI-BFC Ltd., Waste Services, Inc., their respective directors and executive officers and other persons may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. Information regarding IESI-BFC Ltd.'s and Waste Services Inc.'s directors and executive officers is available in the Registration Statement on Form F-4, which was filed with the SEC on January 19, 2010. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is also contained in the above-referenced Registration Statement on Form F-4, and in other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.
IESI-BFC Ltd.Andrea Rudnick
Vice President, Corporate Development and Communications
IESI-BFC Ltd.Chaya Cooperberg
Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Waste Services, Inc.Ed Johnson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer