CALGARY, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ – Whitecap Resources Inc. (“Whitecap” or the “Company”) (TSX: WCP) is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced bought deal financing (the “Offering”). Whitecap, through a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc. and including GMP Securities L.P., TD Securities Inc., CIBC World Markets, RBC Capital Markets, Scotia Capital Inc., FirstEnergy Capital Corp., Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., Peters & Co. Limited, BMO Capital Markets, Cormark Securities Inc., and Dundee Securities Ltd. (collectively, the “Underwriters”), issued a total of 7,553,000 subscription receipts of Whitecap (“Subscription Receipts”) at a price of $16.55 per Subscription Receipt for gross proceeds of approximately $125 million.
Each Subscription Receipt represents the right to acquire, without payment of additional consideration or further action on the part of the holder, one common share of Whitecap (a “Common Share”) upon closing of the previously announced acquisitions to consolidate a controlling interest in a conventional Nisku light sweet oil pool at Elnora, Alberta and certain oil and gas assets in the Killam area of Alberta (the “Acquisitions”). The Acquisitions are expected to be completed on or about October 1, 2014 and are subject to customary industry closing conditions.
The gross proceeds from the sale of the Subscription Receipts have been placed in escrow pending closing of the Acquisitions. If the Acquisitions are closed on or before 5:00 p.m. (Calgary time) on October 31, 2014 or such later date within 15 days as National Bank Financial Inc. on behalf of the Underwriters may elect, the escrowed funds (less the balance of the Underwriters’ commission) will be released to Whitecap. Whitecap will use such funds towards the purchase prices for the Acquisitions. In addition, holders of Subscription Receipts become entitled to receive an amount per Subscription Receipt equal to the amount per Common Share of any cash dividends for which record dates have occurred during the period from the date hereof to the date immediately preceding the date the underlying Common Shares are issued pursuant to the Subscription Receipts. If holders of Subscription Receipts become entitled to receive Common Shares, the escrow agent and Whitecap will pay this dividend equivalent payment, if any, to holders on the later of the date that the Common Shares are issued pursuant to the Subscription Receipts and the date such dividend is paid to holders of Common Shares.
If the Acquisitions are not completed by October 31, 2014 and National Bank Financial Inc., on behalf of the Underwriters, has not elected to extend such date, if any agreement governing any of the Acquisitions is terminated in accordance with its terms at any earlier time, or if Whitecap has advised the Underwriters or announced to the public that it does not intend to proceed with the Acquisitions, or any one of them, holders of Subscription Receipts shall receive the full subscription price attributable to the Subscription Receipts together with any interest that was earned thereon during the term of escrow.
It is anticipated that the Subscription Receipts will be listed and posted for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol WCP.O at the open of markets today.
Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements and Other Advisories
This press release contains forward‐looking statements and forward‐looking information (collectively “forward‐looking information“) within the meaning of applicable securities laws with respect to the Acquisitions, including the closing of the Acquisitions; the listing of the Subscription Receipts; the use of proceeds of the Offering, and the entitlement and payment of a dividend equivalent payment. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors should not be construed as exhaustive. Forward‐looking information typically uses words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “project”, “expect”, “goal”, “plan”, “intend” or similar words suggesting future outcomes, statements that actions, events or conditions “may”, “would”, “could” or “will” be taken or occur in the future. The forward‐looking information is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Whitecap’s management. Although Whitecap believes that the expectations represented in such forward‐looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. The Company’s actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward‐looking information and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward‐looking information will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that the Company will derive therefrom.
Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive. Additional information on these and other factors that could affect our operations or financial results are included in reports on file with applicable securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com). These forward‐looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and Whitecap disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward‐looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.
SOURCE Whitecap Resources Inc.
For further information:
Grant Fagerheim, President & CEO
Thanh Kang, VP Finance and CFO
Whitecap Resources Inc.
500, 222 – 3 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 0B4
Main Phone (403) 266-0767
Fax (403) 266-6975