CALGARY, Jan. 19, 2017 /CNW/ – Northern Blizzard Resources Inc. (“Northern Blizzard” or the “Company“) (TSX:NBZ) announces that it is increasing the number of its common shares (“Shares“) eligible under its previously announced substantial issuer bid (the “Offer“) to up to $90.0 million of its Shares at a purchase price of $4.00 per Share, for a maximum of 22,500,000 Shares. As of January 19, 2017, there were 123,505,757 Shares issued and outstanding, and accordingly, the Offer is now for up to 18.2% of the total number of issued and outstanding Shares.
The expiry time of the Offer will be extended to 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on February 3, 2017.
The Company’s Board of Directors received an opinion (the “Liquidity Opinion“) from CIBC World Markets Inc. to the effect that, based on and subject to the qualifications, assumptions and limitations stated in the Liquidity Opinion, there is a liquid market for the Shares as of January 19, 2017, and that it is reasonable to conclude that, following the completion of the Offer in accordance with its terms, there will be a market for holders of Shares who do not tender to the Offer that is not materially less liquid than the market that existed as of January 19, 2017.
Northern Blizzard will mail a notice of variation and extension to its registered shareholders, setting out the revised number of Shares that the Company may purchase for cancellation under the Offer and the new expiry date of the Offer. The notice of variation and extension will be available on our website at www.northernblizzard.com and will be filed on our SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
Northern Blizzard is a Canadian crude oil production and development company focused on maximizing oil recovery from its large-scale low viscosity heavy oil resource base. The Company’s operations, infrastructure and concentrated land position are focused in southwest Saskatchewan. Northern Blizzard’s Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NBZ.