Samuel Announces Agreement To Sell WesAtern Canada And U.s. Carbon Plate Service Centers To Russel Metals

5 December 2023

Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, a leading metals distributor and industrial products manufacturer, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Western Canadian and U.S. carbon plate Service Center operations to Russel Metals Inc. (Russel) for approximately $225 million, subject to closing working capital and other normal course adjustments. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.

Colin Osborne, President and CEO of Samuel, stated, "Samuel has a longstanding reputation as one of North America's leading metals distribution companies. We will continue to build on this legacy with a Service Center business that will now focus on growing customer relationships in Central and Eastern Canada and the U.S., while simultaneously accelerating our investment in additional growth opportunities across the business. We are proud of the strength of the operations we are selling to Russel, which we believe can be made even stronger as part of this newly combined business. On behalf of Samuel, I would like to extend our appreciation to the team members who will be joining Russel for playing such an important role in our Service Center business."

Western Canada Service Center locations in Winnipeg, MB; Nisku, AB; Calgary, AB; Surrey, BC; and Langley, BC will be included in the transaction. U.S. carbon plate branches in Neville Island, PA and Buffalo, NY will also be part of the transaction.

Following the anticipated close of this transaction, Samuel will continue operating a leading network of Service Center locations across North America, in addition to its automotive and diversified manufacturing divisions.