Collingwood, Ontario, November 1, 2022
The Limestone Boat Company (“Limestone” or the “Company”) (TSXV: BOAT | OTCQB: LMSBF) – owner and builder of Aquasport Boats, Limestone® Boats and Boca Bay Boats – announces today that it has implemented significant cost savings measures, including the layoff of approximately 30 employees and temporary curtailment of operations at its manufacturing facility in White Bluff, Tennessee. The Company has made these difficult and strategic decisions to preserve its sustainability in the interests of all of its stakeholders. The Company continues to pursue alternative liquidity and financing proposals and remains committed to continuing its long-term operations.
“We appreciate the significant contributions of our employees and hard work they brought to the Company and understand the impact that this difficult decision has on them. We remain optimistic that decisions taken by management today will lead to a successful resumption of operations as soon as possible and opportunity for staff to return to our White Bluff facility,” said Scott Hanson CEO.
The Company also reported the withdrawal of its proposed debt financings previously announced on August 11, 2022 and October 21, 2022.
The Company also announced the resignation of Charmaine Crooks, who served as a member of its board of directors since March of 2021. Limestone’s Board and management thank Ms. Crooks for her service and wish her well.
The Limestone Boat Company – owner and builder of Aquasport Boats, Limestone® Boats and Boca Bay Boats – is publicly traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol BOAT and on the U.S.-based OTCQB® Venture Market under the ticker symbol LMSBF. They are headquartered in Collingwood, Ontario with a 145,000 square foot manufacturing facility in White Bluff, Tennessee.
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