Penn National Gaming Receives Investment Canada Act Approval for its Acquisition of theScore – Yahoo Finance

Acquisition Expected to Close on October 19, 2021
TORONTO, October 07, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Score Media and Gaming Inc. (TSX: SCR; NASDAQ: SCR) ("theScore" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Penn National Gaming, Inc. ("Penn National") has received approval from the Minister of Canadian Heritage under the Investment Canada Act in connection with its previously announced acquisition of theScore by way of a plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement").
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Subject to approval by theScore’s shareholders at a special meeting (the "Meeting"), receipt of a final order in respect of the Arrangement from the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and satisfaction or waiver of the other conditions to closing contained in the arrangement agreement with Penn National, the Arrangement is expected to close on October 19, 2021.
Virtual Meeting of Shareholders
The Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (Toronto time). The Company will be holding the Meeting in a virtual-only format, which will be conducted via live audio webcast online at During the audio webcast, shareholders will be able to hear the Meeting live, and registered shareholders and duly appointed proxyholders will be able to submit questions on procedural matters and vote at the Meeting. The Management Information Circular sent to Shareholders in connection with the Meeting provides important and detailed instructions about how to participate at the virtual Meeting.
About Score Media and Gaming Inc.
theScore empowers millions of sports fans through its digital media and sports betting products. Its media app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular in North America, delivering fans highly personalized live scores, news, stats, and betting information from their favorite teams, leagues, and players. The Company’s sports betting app ‘theScore Bet’ delivers an immersive and holistic mobile sports betting experience and is currently available to place wagers in New Jersey, Colorado, Indiana and Iowa. theScore also creates and distributes innovative digital content through its web, social and esports platforms.
About Penn National Gaming
With the nation's largest and most diversified regional gaming footprint, including 43 properties across 20 states, Penn National continues to evolve into a highly innovative omni-channel provider of retail and online gaming, live racing, and sports betting entertainment. The Company's properties feature approximately 50,000 gaming machines, 1,300 table games and 8,800 hotel rooms, and operate under various well-known brands, including Hollywood, Ameristar, and L'Auberge. Our wholly-owned interactive division, Penn Interactive, operates retail sports betting across the Company's portfolio, as well online social casino, bingo, and iCasino products. In February 2020, Penn National entered into a strategic partnership with Barstool Sports, whereby Barstool is exclusively promoting the Company's land-based and online casinos and sports betting products, including the Barstool Sportsbook mobile app, to its national audience. The Company's omni-channel approach is bolstered by the mychoice loyalty program, which rewards and recognizes its over 24 million members for their loyalty to both retail and online gaming and sports betting products with the most dynamic set of offers, experiences, and service levels in the industry.
Forward-Looking Information
Forward-Looking Information This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "expects," "believes," "estimates," "projects," "intends," "plans," "goal," "seeks," "may," "will," "should," or "anticipates" or the negative or other variations of these or similar words, or by discussions of future events, strategies or risks and uncertainties. Specifically, forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Arrangement and the expected closing thereof and the Meeting. Such statements are all subject to risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances that could significantly affect the Company’s future financial results and business as well as the expected completion of the Arrangement and the timing thereof. Accordingly, the Company cautions that the forward-looking statements contained herein are qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected by such statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: (a) the closing of the Arrangement may be delayed or may not occur at all, for reasons beyond the Company’s control; (b) the requirement for the closing conditions in the arrangement agreement with Penn National, including the approval of the shareholders of theScore, to be satisfied or waived; (c) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the right of one or both of theScore and Penn National to terminate the arrangement agreement between the companies; and (d) other factors as discussed in theScore’s Annual Information Form as filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities in Canada and as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and elsewhere in documents that theScore files from time to time with such securities regulatory authorities in Canada and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Management’s Discussion & Analysis and the Management Information Circular sent to Shareholders in connection with the Meeting. theScore does not intend to update publicly any forward-looking statements except as required by law. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur.
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SVP, Public Affairs & Government Relations
Penn National Gaming
Daniel Sabreen
Vice President, Communications
Score Media and Gaming, Inc.
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