LANCASTER, Ohio, July 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EveryWare Global, Inc. ("EveryWare" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:EVRY), announced that hourly workers at the Company's Lancaster, Ohio operation voted to accept revisions to their labor agreement that will reduce operating costs at EveryWare. The Company's hourly employees at its Monaca, Pennsylvania facility voted down similar proposed revisions to their separate labor agreement.
The ratified agreement for the Lancaster facility remains subject to final documentation, approval by EveryWare's Board of Directors, review of the Company's restructuring plan by the United Steelworkers Union, and a $20 million investment into the Company by Monomoy Capital Partners, L.P. and its affiliated funds ("Monomoy").
While EveryWare is in receipt of an investment proposal by Monomoy, the Company and Monomoy have no agreement on an investment at this time. There is no guarantee that the Company will reach agreement with Monomoy on the terms of an investment and there is no assurance that the Company's lender group will accept an equity investment by Monomoy or any other party.
EveryWare (Nasdaq:EVRY) is a leading global marketer of tabletop and food preparation products for the consumer and foodservice markets, with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Its global platform allows it to market and distribute internationally its total portfolio of products, including bakeware, beverageware, serveware, storageware, flatware, dinnerware, crystal, buffetware and hollowware; premium spirit bottles; cookware; gadgets; candle and floral glass containers; and other kitchen products, all under a broad collection of widely-recognized brands. Driven by devotion to design, EveryWare is recognized for providing quality tabletop and kitchen solutions through its consumer, foodservice, specialty and international channels. EveryWare was formed through the merger of Anchor Hocking, LLC and Oneida Ltd. in March of 2012. Additional information can be found on EveryWare's Investor Relations Website: http://investors.everywareglobal.com/.
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Erica Bartsch Sloane & Company