HOUSTON, March 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WCA Waste Corporation (Nasdaq:WCAA) ("WCA") today announced that at a special meeting of WCA's stockholders held on March 8, 2012, its stockholders approved the adoption of the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of December 21, 2011 (as amended from time to time, the "Merger Agreement"), by and among WCA, Cod Intermediate, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, indirectly owned by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II U.S., L.P., a Delaware limited partnership ("MIP II US") and Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II International, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership ("MIP II International" and, together with MIP II US, the "Investor Group"), and Cod Merger Company, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cod Intermediate, LLC, pursuant to which Cod Merger Company, Inc. will be merged with and into WCA, with the result that WCA will become an affiliate of the Investor Group. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, WCA's common stockholders will receive $6.50 per share in cash, all Series A preferred stock will be redeemed and WCA's existing credit facilities will either be partially or completely refinanced.
Of the 23,996,404 outstanding shares of WCA common stock and the 750,000 shares of Series A preferred stock that were convertible into 10,256,309 shares of common stock as of the record date for the special meeting, 29,902,607 shares of common stock and preferred stock (on an as-converted basis), or approximately 87.3% of WCA's outstanding common stock and preferred stock (on an as-converted basis), were represented at the special meeting in person or by proxy. An aggregate of 29,831,944 shares, or approximately 87.1% of WCA's common stock and preferred stock (on an as-converted basis) outstanding as of the record date for the special meeting, voting together as a single class, were voted in favor of the adoption of the Merger Agreement. Additionally, all of the outstanding shares of preferred stock, voting as a separate class, voted in favor of the adoption of the Merger Agreement. All other matters voted upon at the special meeting were approved.
The merger is expected to be completed by the end of the first fiscal quarter of 2012.
WCA Waste Corporation is an integrated company engaged in the collection, transportation, processing and disposal of non-hazardous solid waste. WCA's operations currently consist of 25 landfills, 29 transfer stations/material recovery facilities and 29 collection operations located throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. WCA's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol "WCAA."
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