CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Dec. 19, 2014) – Blackbird Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BBI) (“Blackbird” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has obtained a receipt (the “Receipt“) for its final short form prospectus dated December 18, 2014 (the “Prospectus“) filed with the securities regulatory authorities in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. The Prospectus qualifies the distribution of 110,345,241 common shares in the capital of the Corporation (the “Common Shares“) issuable upon the deemed exercise of 110,345,241 special warrants previously issued by the Corporation (the “Special Warrants“).
As previously announced, the Special Warrants were issued in a private placement closed in tranches on October 17, 2014 and October 21, 2014. An aggregate of 86,207,000 Special Warrants were issued on a brokered basis through a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Haywood Securities Inc., TD Securities Inc., Cormark Securities Inc. and Jennings Capital Inc. (now Mackie Research Capital Corporation), and an aggregate of 24,138,241 Special Warrants were issued on a non-brokered private placement basis.
In accordance with the terms of the indenture governing the Special Warrants, each Special Warrant entitles the holder thereof to receive, upon exercise or deemed exercise thereof and for no additional consideration, one Common Share. As a result of obtaining the Receipt all unexercised Special Warrants will be deemed to be exercised as of 4:59 pm Mountain Standard Time on December 23, 2014.
A copy of the Prospectus and the Receipt are available on SEDAR under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com.
Blackbird Energy Inc. is an emerging oil and gas exploration company focused on the liquids-rich Montney fairway near Grande Prairie, Alberta.
For more information please view our Corporate Presentation at www.blackbirdenergyinc.com.
On behalf of the board of BLACKBIRD ENERGY INC.
Garth Braun, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains forward-looking statements or information (collectively referred to herein as “forward-looking statements”). Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the statements and are not guarantees of future performance of the Company. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. These forward-looking statements reflect management’s current views and are based on certain expectations, estimates and assumptions which may prove to be incorrect. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including: (1) a downturn in general economic and business conditions in North America and internationally, (2) the inherent uncertainties and speculative nature associated with oil and gas exploration, development and production including drilling risks, (3) the price of and demand for oil and gas and their effect on the economics of oil and gas exploration, (4) any number of events or causes which may delay or cease exploration and development of the Company’s property interests, such as environmental liabilities, weather, mechanical failures, safety concerns and labour problems, (5) the risk that the Company does not execute its business plan, (6) inability to retain key employees, (7) inability to finance operations and growth, and (8) other factors beyond the Company’s control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the Company’s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of risks, uncertainties and other factors is not exhaustive. Unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed could also have material adverse effects on forward-looking statements. The impact of any one factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as such factors are dependent on other factors, and the Company’s course of action would depend on its assessment of the future considering all information then available. All forward-looking statements in this news release are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions change.
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