WESCO’s pending acquisition of EECOL Electric receives Canadian Competition Bureau clearance

WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, announced that WESCO Distribution, Inc.’s previously announced pending acquisition of EECOL Electric Corporation has received clearance from the Competition Bureau of Canada.


Receipt of this clearance satisfies a condition to the closing of the transaction. The transaction remains subject to certain other closing conditions.


Closing is expected to occur in the fourth quarter 2012.


WESCO International, Inc. is a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. 2011 annual sales were approximately $6.1 billion. The company employs approximately 7,500 people, maintains relationships more than 18,000 suppliers, and serves more than 65,000 active customers worldwide. WESCO operates eight fully automated distribution centers and approximately 400 full-service branches in North America and international markets.

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