CXI Announces Exchange Bank of Canada Enters into an Agreement to Acquire the Assets of a Canadian International Payments Business
July 9, 2018
Toronto, Canada – Currency Exchange International, Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX:CXI; OTCBB:CURN), a full service foreign exchange technology and services provider, is pleased to announce its wholly-owned subsidiary Exchange Bank of Canada has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of a business operating 22 years in the province of Quebec from the private family owners who were advised by Laurentian Bank Securities. These assets include a total of approximately 400 corporate customers that are engaged in international payments. Net revenues from this client base has been approximately CDN $1.7 million (unaudited) in the last twelve months. CXI’s management believes that this transaction will be accretive to its annual earnings results. It is expected that approximately 10 employees will be retained and employed in EBC’s new Montreal Office. The transaction is pending regulatory approval and will not close until all approvals have been obtained.
“We are delighted to introduce EBC’s expanded financial product offering, supported by its highlevel of customer service, to this nice client base derived from this acquisition. We look forward to being of service to the corporate customers, while also obtaining a wealth of talent and experience from the retained employees,” said Randolph Pinna, President and Chief Executive Officer of EBC. “The customers will have access to fast, reliable online trading with the resources and security of EBC as a Schedule 1 bank specializing in foreign exchange and international payments. Additionally, opening a Montreal Office aligns with our strategic vision to continue to grow in Quebec where we have a high concentration of established customers today.”
The acquired corporate international payment business will be integrated into EBC’s current business. The retained employees are an experienced group capable of streamlining the transition for the corporate customers. Operational efficiencies are expected by bank management due to similar business operations and overlap of some back office functions. At the request of the seller, further details will remain private.
Conference Call Details
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About Currency Exchange International, Corp.
The Company is in the business of providing a range of foreign currency exchange and related products and services in North America, including the Hawaiian Islands. Primary products and services include the exchange of foreign currencies, wire transfer payments, purchase and sale of foreign bank drafts and international travelers cheques, and foreign cheque clearing. Related services include the licensing of proprietary FX software applications delivered on its web-based interface, www.ceifx.com (“CEIFX”), and licensing retail foreign currency operations to select companies in agreed locations.
The Company’s wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, Exchange Bank of Canada, based in Toronto, Canada, provides foreign exchange and international payment services to financial institutions and select corporate clients in Canada through the use of its proprietary software – www.ebcfx.com.
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