VC-Backed Pethealth Acquires PurinaCare Assets

Oakville, Ontario-based Pethealth Inc., a provider of medical insurance for dogs and cats, has acquired certain assets of Nestlé Purina Claims Processing Inc. and PurinaCare Insurance Services Inc. The purchase price was US$800,000. The publicly-traded Pethealth is a portfolio company of venture capital firm Dynamic Venture Opportunities Fund.

PRESS RELEASE

Pethealth Inc. Closes Acquisition of PurinaCare’s Pet Insurance Assets

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – May 1, 2013) – Pethealth Inc. (TSX:PTZ) (“Pethealth”) today, through its subsidiary PTZ Insurance Agency, Ltd., closed its previously announced purchase of certain assets of Nestlé Purina Claims Processing, Inc. and PurinaCare Insurance Services, Inc.

For consideration of up to US$800,000, Pethealth purchased the rights to administer and renew the 12,196 PurinaCare pet insurance policies from today’s date forward.

About Pethealth
Pethealth is North America’s second largest provider of medical insurance for dogs and cats to pet owners, operating in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In addition, the Company is the leading provider of management software to North American animal welfare organizations through its cloud based application and is the leading provider of pet related database management services to the North American companion animal industry. Pethealth offers a unique range of products and services for veterinarians, shelters and pet owners through a number of wholly owned subsidiaries using a range of brand names including PetCare, 24PetWatch, Pet Protect, Petpals Direct, PetPoint, Petango.com and ThePetangoStore.com. Pethealth is based in Oakville, Ontario. To find out more about Pethealth, visit the web site at www.pethealthinc.com.

Forward-looking statements
This press release contains information that is forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of terms such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “intend”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “continue” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts.
Forward-looking information by its nature necessarily involves risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the difficulty of predicting the current regulatory and supervisory environment, the timing and conditions to obtaining any regulatory approval, reliance on insurance underwriters for pet insurance policies, market acceptance and demand for existing and new products and services, including PetPoint and EVE Software and the 24PetWatch microchip program, the Company’s ability to maintain and service new and existing customers, the protection of intellectual property associated with its products and services, the impact of competition generally and new competitive products, currency and foreign exchange fluctuations, risks associated with the Company’s customer care solutions facility, and related risks and uncertainties. Additional risks and uncertainties affecting the Company can be found in the Company’s Annual Information Form available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. If any of these risks or uncertainties were to materialize or if the factors and assumptions underlying the forward-looking information were to prove incorrect, actual results could vary materially from those that are expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained herein. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation, other than those required by security laws, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Contact Information
Investor Relations Contacts:
Pethealth Inc.
Mark Warren
President and Chief Executive Officer
(905) 842-2615

Pethealth Inc.
Glen Tennison
Chief Financial Officer
(905) 842-2615
www.pethealthinc.com

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