INDIANAPOLIS, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortune Industries, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE MKT: FFI) announced today that at a special meeting of its Shareholders on June 20, 2013, the Shareholders voted in favor of a proposal to adopt and approve the previously announced proposed Agreement and Plan of Merger by and between CEP, Inc., a Tennessee corporation ("CEP"), CEP Merger Sub, Inc., a Tennessee corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of CEP ("Merger Sub"), and the Company, whereby Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company and the Company (as the Surviving Company) will become a majority-owned subsidiary of CEP. After the merger is completed, the Company's outsourced human resource services operations will continue to serve its clients as normal without interruption.
As a result of the merger transaction, which is anticipated to be effective as of July 1, 2013, the Company will reduce its record Shareholder count to below 300, will cease being an SEC reporting company and therefore intends to voluntarily delist from the NYSE MKT prior to market open on July 1, 2013. The Company anticipates that by delisting, it will eliminate compliance costs estimated to be approximately $150,000 annually.
About Fortune Industries, Inc.
Fortune Industries, Inc. is focused as a professional employer organization (PEO) to small and medium-sized businesses in 47 states, including human resource consulting and management, employee assessment, training, and benefits administration.
Fortune Industries, Inc. is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and is publicly traded on the NYSE MKT exchange under the symbol FFI. Additional information about Fortune Industries, Inc. can be found at www.ffi.net.
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