VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA and SOUTHBOROUGH, MA, USA- Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) and Protonex Technology Corporation (”Protonex”; www.protonex.com) have announced that, at a meeting of the Protonex shareholders held today in Southborough, MA, Protonex shareholders approved the acquisition of Protonex by Ballard. The proposed acquisition of Protonex, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced power management products and portable fuel cell solutions, is expected to close on or before September 30, 2015.
As consideration for the transaction, Ballard is assuming and paying Protonex’s debt obligations at closing, currently estimated at approximately $4.4 million, and is paying the balance of consideration through the issuance of approximately 11.2 million Ballard shares. The number of Ballard shares to be issued is subject to adjustment based on the final debt obligations at closing.
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Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) provides clean energy products that reduce customer costs and risks, and helps customers solve difficult technical and business challenges in their fuel cell programs. To learn more about Ballard, please visit www.ballard.com.