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Meredian & DaniMer Merge Under Meredian Holdings Group to Produce Renewable Resources

Published on 2014-08-01. Author : SpecialChem

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. -- Meredian Inc., one of the world's largest producers of PHA and DaniMer Scientific, an international corporation focusing on the development of sustainably produced, renewable and biodegradable resources have merged under a wholly-owned subsidiary Meredian Holdings Group Inc.

"This merger took months of planning, approvals and precise execution. We have been able to consolidate and get rid of every class of preferred stock between the two companies. Meredian Holdings Group Inc. is now the new holding company with only common stock and the merged entities improve the strength of both our companies," said Paul Pereira, Executive Chairman to the Board of Directors to both Meredian Inc. and DaniMer Scientific and CEO. "This has been a milestone achievement and we are convinced that this move will put these companies in a very strong position with revenues and profits as they move forward in the bioplastics industry."

The Boards of both companies carefully considered whether the merger would be in their best interests and concluded it would be. Both Boards reviewed Meredian and DaniMer's history, which included their present and projected financial results under various scenarios, respective historical short and long-term strategic objectives, the opportunities in the marketplace that each is pursuing and the risks associated therewith. Other factors they considered included: current business environments, Meredian's current cash position and other strategic alternatives available to Meredian.

After reviewing, the Boards believe the restructure will increase the size and market awareness of Meredian and DaniMer, which will make the combined enterprise more attractive and provide a natural vertical integration into their supply chain. Additionally, the merger will provide the companies with a broader range of services to offer clients and higher levels of efficiencies and shared resources.

Upon the merger, the shareholders from Meredian and Danimer all hold equal shares of both companies. While the merge's intention is to maximize the value of the companies to attract strategic partners, it is also intended to give shareholders an opportunity to participate in the potential growth of the newly formed group.

About Meredian, Inc.

Meredian, Inc. a privately held Georgia corporation under the wholly owned subsidiary Meredian Holdings Group, manufactures PHA biopolymers using renewable resources, further reducing the global dependence on petroleum historically used in production of plastics. Meredian, Inc. was formed by the principles following the success of its sister company, DaniMer Scientific, LLC. DaniMer Scientific was formed in 2004 to bring innovative solutions to the world by way of the use of biopolymer materials in traditional plastic applications. These companies are supported by a world class group of dedicated, highly skilled team members. With the addition of Meredian PHA biopolymers, the two companies offer a comprehensive selection of biopolymers that supports their core values of utilizing sustainably produced, renewable resource based polymers to improve people's lives at work.

About DaniMer Scientific

DaniMer Scientific, an international corporation under the wholly-owned subsidiary Meredian Holdings Group, believes people's lives can be improved and the environment can be better protected by utilizing renewable resources to manufacture articles that are intended for short-term use. One of the company's goals is to reduce dependence on petroleum, enabling people and communities to benefit from environmentally-friendly products.

Source: Meredian, Inc.


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