Torotel Announces Standex’s Termination of Merger Agreement

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Torotel, Inc. (“Torotel”) (OTCMKTS:TTLO) announced today that Standex International Corporation (“Standex”) exercised on April 1, 2020, its right to terminate effective immediately the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) to acquire Torotel because the conditions to closing were not satisfied on or before March 31, 2020, as required by the Merger Agreement.

The Merger Agreement closing conditions included a required prior written consent from Collins Aerospace (“Collins”), which is consistent with the consent to change in control under Torotel’s long term supply agreement with Collins (the “LTA”). Despite Torotel’s proper notice and cooperation to obtain Collins’ consent, Collins refused to provide the consent to Torotel without receiving certain concessions from Standex outside of the LTA. Standex and Collins could not agree to terms, and Standex terminated the Merger Agreement.

“We are disappointed by Standex’s decision to terminate the Merger Agreement and frustrated by the inability to obtain the required consent from Collins. Our aerospace and defense business remains strong and we are well-positioned to continue as a leading designer and manufacturer of custom magnetics products,” said Herb Sizemore, Chairman, President and CEO of Torotel.

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