Where Food Comes From(R) Acquires Remaining 40% Interest in Organic Certification Leader International Certification Services, Inc.
March 5, 2014 - Castle Rock, CO
Where Food Comes From, Inc. (WFCF) (d.b.a. IMI Global, Inc.) (OTCQB: WFCF), the trusted resource for third party verification of food production practices, today announced it has exercised its call option to acquire the remaining 40% interest in International Certification Services, Inc. -- a leader in organic certification. WFCF, which purchased 60% of ICS in 2012 for cash and stock, will pay $196,000 for the balance of ICS's shares within the next 30 days.
"The addition of ICS's auditing expertise, customer base, personnel and leadership team has been an unqualified success for Where Food Comes From, and we are delighted to have finalized the purchase of 100% of the outstanding shares," said John Saunders, Chairman and CEO of Where Food Comes From. "Over the past two years we have successfully integrated ICS into the Where Food Comes From family of companies, in the process enhancing and expanding our overall solutions portfolio to the benefit of our customers and stockholders."
About Where Food Comes From, Inc.
Where Food Comes From, Inc. (d.b.a. IMI Global) is America's trusted resource for third party verification of food production practices. The Company supports more than 10,000 farmers, ranchers, processors, retailers and restaurants with a wide variety of value-added services through its IMI Global, International Certification Services, and Validus Verification Services units. In addition, the Company's Where Food Comes From® retail and restaurant labeling program utilizes the verification of product attributes to connect consumers to the sources of the food they purchase through product labeling and web-based information sharing and education. Go to www.wherefoodcomesfrom.com for additional information.
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