CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Sept. 26, 2014) – Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. (“Tamarack” or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE:TVE) is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced bought deal public offering of subscription receipts of the Company (“Subscription Receipts“) and bought deal private placement offering of common shares of the Company issued on a flow-through basis (“Flow-Through Shares“) for aggregate gross proceeds of $125,163,000. The Company issued 16,100,000 Subscription Receipts at a price of $7.15 per Subscription Receipt, for gross proceeds of $115,115,000, and 1,280,000 Flow-Through Shares at a price of $7.85 per Flow-Through Share, for gross proceeds of $10,048,000. The syndicate of underwriters for the financings was co-led by Dundee Securities Ltd. and National Bank Financial Inc., and included Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., GMP Securities L.P., Clarus Securities Inc., Peters & Co. Limited, RBC Capital Markets and AltaCorp Capital Inc. (collectively, the “Underwriters“).
The gross proceeds from the sale of Subscription Receipts are being held in escrow (the “Escrowed Funds“) pending the satisfaction of all conditions to the completion of the previously announced acquisition (the “Acquisition“) by the Company of certain assets in the Wilson Creek area of Alberta.
Each Subscription Receipt entitles the holder to receive one common share (“Common Share“) in the capital of the Company, without further payment or action on the part of the holder, upon the closing of the Acquisition. Closing of the Acquisition is expected to occur on or about September 30, 2014.
It is anticipated that the Subscription Receipts will be listed and posted for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “TVE.R” at the open of markets today, until the conversion of the Subscription Receipts into Common Shares is completed. The net proceeds from the issuance of Subscription Receipts will be used to partially fund the purchase price with respect to the Acquisition.
If: (i) the closing of the Acquisition does not occur by 5:00 p.m. (Calgary time) on October 31, 2014; (ii) the Acquisition is terminated in accordance with the terms of the agreement governing the Acquisition at any earlier time; or (iii) the Company has advised the Underwriters or the public that it does not intend to proceed with the Acquisition (in each case, the “Termination Time“), then holders of Subscription Receipts shall be entitled to receive an amount per Subscription Receipt equal to the subscription price attributable to the Subscription Receipts together with their pro rata share of interest earned thereon. The Escrowed Funds will be applied towards payment of such amount.
The Subscription Receipt financing was completed by way of a short form prospectus in all of the provinces of Canada and on a private placement basis in the United States pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements of the U.S securities laws.
The gross proceeds of the private placement of the Flow-Through Shares will be used to incur and renounce Canadian development expenses pursuant to the Income Tax Act (Canada).
The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd.
Tamarack is an oil and gas exploration and production company committed to long-term growth and the increased identification, evaluation and operation of resource plays in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. Tamarack’s strategic direction is focused on two key principles – targeting resource plays that provide long-life reserves, and using a rigorous, proven modeling process to carefully manage risk and identify opportunities. The Company has an extensive inventory of low-risk development oil locations in the Redwater Viking play. While continuing to build on its sustainable growth platform, Tamarack also increased its low-risk development locations within the Cardium fairway through a farm-in agreement with an industry major. These endeavors add to Tamarack’s strong resource portfolio, including Cardium properties at Lochend, Garrington and Buck Lake and heavy oil properties in Saskatchewan. With a balanced portfolio, and an experienced and committed management team, Tamarack intends to continue to deliver on its promise to increase its production and maximize shareholder return.
In April 2014, Tamarack was honored as one of the TSX Venture 50. The TSX Venture 50 is a ranking of the strongest performing TSX-V companies in 2013 and is assessed on the basis of a combination of share price appreciation, trading volumes, change in market capitalization and analyst coverage. The index is comprised of ten companies from each of five sectors: Clean Technology, Oil and Gas, Diversified Industries, Mining, and Technology & Life Sciences.
This press release contains certain forward-looking information (collectively referred to herein as “forward-looking statements“) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “potential”, “intend”, “objective”, “continuous”, “ongoing”, “encouraging”, “estimate”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “should”, or similar words suggesting future outcomes. More particularly, this press release contains statements concerning completion and timing of the Acquisition and the renunciation of the expenses under the Income Tax Act (Canada). The forward-looking statements contained in this document are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Tamarack relating to the successful completion of the Acquisition, the satisfaction of other closing conditions in all material respects in accordance with the terms of the purchase and sale agreement with respect to the Acquisition, prevailing commodity prices, the availability of drilling rigs and other oilfield services, the timing of past operations and activities in the planned areas of focus, the drilling, completion and tie-in of wells being completed as planned, the performance of new and existing wells, the application of existing drilling and fracturing techniques, the continued availability of capital and skilled personnel, the ability to increase the banking facilities and the accuracy of Tamarack’s geological interpretation of its drilling and land opportunities. Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because Tamarack can give no assurances that they may prove to be correct.
By their very nature, forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties (both general and specific) that could cause actual events or outcomes to differ materially from those anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: risks associated with the oil and gas industry (e.g. operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures); commodity prices; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, cash generation, costs and expenses; health, safety, litigation and environmental risks; and access to capital. Due to the nature of the oil and natural gas industry, drilling plans and operational activities may be delayed or modified to react to market conditions, results of past operations, regulatory approvals or availability of services causing results to be delayed. Please refer to Tamarack’s Annual Information Form (“AIF”) dated March 13, 2014 for additional risk factors relating to Tamarack. The AIF is available for viewing under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com.
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law. The forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd.
President & CEO
Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd.
VP Finance & CFO