CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Jan. 3, 2017) – Groundstar Resources Limited (TSX VENTURE:GSA) (the “Company“) is pleased to announce that on December 30, 2016 it closed the final tranche of its offering of common shares in the capital of the Company being issued on a “flow-through” basis within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “Flow-Through Shares“) at a price of $0.02 per Flow-Through Share by way of a non-brokered private placement (the “Closing“). The Company issued a total of 2.25 million Flow-Through Shares pursuant to the Closing for total gross proceeds of $45,000.
The Company intends to utilize the net proceeds from the Closing (including funds from a previous closing on December 15, 2016 in the amount of $117,500) to fund seismic delineation and development of its light oil opportunities. The anticipated cost of these activities is approximately $220,000. The shortfall from this amount will be funded with the funds advanced under the previously announced loan transaction.
The proceeds received by the Company from the sale of the Flow-Through Shares is expected to be used to incur eligible Canadian Exploration Expenses (“CEE“) which will be renounced in favor of subscribers for the 2016 taxation year. Groundstar will be utilizing the Small Cap Company provision to allow for the conversion of eligible CEE to Canadian Development Expenses (“CDE“). This permits the Company to utilize the funds for lower risk Development drilling in contrast to higher risk Exploration drilling.
The Flow-Through Shares were issued on a private placement basis in the Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario and are subject to a statutory hold period of four months and a day, expiring May 1, 2017. Closing of the offering and the issuance of the Flow-Through Shares are subject to final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. Insiders of the Company subscribed for2 million Flow-Through Shares in the offering.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
About Groundstar Resources Limited
Incorporated in 1968, Groundstar Resources Limited is a publicly traded oil and gas company actively growing a portfolio targeting producing oil and gas assets with development opportunities and exploration upside. The Company’s current portfolio of resource assets provides both near term and longer term potential. Groundstar is quoted and trades under the ticker symbol “GSA” on the TSX Venture Exchange.