Echo Healthcare Allows DTC Delivery of Shares for Conversion
Echo has prepared and filed with the SEC a supplement to its proxystatement/prospectus dated November 12, 2007 with additional informationregarding the procedures by which stockholders may exercise their conversionrights. Stockholders who wish to convert their shares should carefully readthe supplement to the proxy statement/prospectus in addition to the proxystatement/prospectus generally. Any stockholder wishing to exercise his/herconversion rights must do so by 12:00 midnight, Denver Time, on December 11,2007. The supplement and the entire proxy statement/prospectus will also beavailable at the Company's website at http://www.echohealthcare.com and athttp://www.sec.gov.
Stockholders considering exercising their conversion rights or withquestions regarding the conversion procedures should contact Thomas P. Skulskiof Morrow & Co. at (203) 658-9400.
About Echo Healthcare Acquisition Corp.
Echo Healthcare Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company that was formedon June 10, 2005 to serve as a vehicle for the acquisition of one or moredomestic or international operating businesses in the healthcare industry. OnMarch 22, 2006, Echo consummated its initial public offering ("IPO") of6,250,000 Units. On March 27, 2006, the Company consummated the closing of937,500 additional Units subject to the underwriters' over-allotment option.The 7,187,500 Units sold in the IPO (including the 937,500 Units subject tothe underwriters' over-allotment option) were sold at an offering price of$8.00 per Unit, which together with the private placement of the 458,333warrants to certain stockholders and directors of the Company at an offeringprice of $1.20 per share, generated total gross proceeds of $58,050,000. Ofthis amount, $54,947,000 was placed in trust. Echo common stock trades on theOTC Bulletin Board under the symbol EHHA.OB. To learn more about Echo, visitthe website at http://www.echohealthcare.com.
About XLNT Veterinary Care, Inc.
XLNT Veterinary Care, Inc. is a provider of veterinary primary care andspecialized services to companion animals through a network of fully-ownedveterinary hospitals. XLNT currently owns and operates 26 veterinary hospitalsin the state of California.
Additional Information about the Merger and Where to Find It
Echo has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-4 with the Securitiesand Exchange Commission ("SEC") in connection with the merger, and has maileda Proxy Statement/Prospectus concerning the proposed merger transaction tostockholders of record as of November 7, 2007. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERSOF ECHO ARE URGED TO READ BOTH THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND RELATINGSUPPLEMENT CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ECHO,XLNT, THE MERGER AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and security holders mayobtain the documents free of charge at the SEC's w
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