February 25, 2019 / TheNewswire / Calgary, Alberta – Sonoro Energy Ltd. (“Sonoro” or the “Company”) (TSXV: SNV) announces its intention to complete a non-brokered private placement common share/warrant unit financing to support ongoing activities in Indonesia. Each unit consists of one $0.03 common share (a “Common Share”) and one common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”) of the Company, where each whole Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Common Share within two years at a price of $0.05 per Common Share. The financing will be issued under the ‘Discretionary Waivers of $0.05 Minimum Pricing Requirement’ of the TSXV, whereby the Company’s financing is less than $500,000. As a result of the TSXV waiver, no consolidation of shares is required.
Sonoro intends to use the proceeds of the funding to i) participate in the 2019 Indonesia Conventional Oil and Gas first bid round, ii) complete a partnership agreement with its Indonesian partner iii) discuss the Company’s reinstatement of the Budong Budong PSC with the Ministry of Energy in Indonesia and iv) general working capital purposes.
MIGAS, the energy regulator in Indonesia, has recently announced the Conventional Oil and Gas Bidding First Round 2019 with bids due in April, 2019. Sonoro intends to submit a bid for one of the production exploration blocks included in this bid round with its project partner who is one of Indonesia’s most prominent companies. If successful in its bid, Sonoro will have an interest ranging between 25% to 49%. Specific details about the new project and the Indonesian partner will be provided if and when the joint consortium is awarded the project or if and when Budong Budong is granted an extension of its term.
As part of this non-brokered financing, warrants are subject to an acceleration clause. This clause states that if, four months and one day after the warrants are issued, the closing price of the common shares of the Corporation, on the principal market on which such shares trade, is equal to, or exceeds, C$0.10 for 10 consecutive trading days (with the 10th such trading date hereafter referred to as the “Eligible Acceleration Date”), the warrant expiry date shall accelerate to a date 20 calendar days after issuance of a press release by the Corporation announcing the reduced warrant term–provided, no more than five business days following the Eligible Acceleration Date, that, the press release is issued; and notices are sent to all warrant holders.
Mr. Chris Atkinson, CEO of Sonoro commented that “Sonoro continues to be interested in the conventional oil and gas blocks in the first bid round of 2019. The block we are most interested in was unexpectedly not awarded in a 2018 bid round we participated in. As purported by MIGAS in its data room, the block has significant 2P reserves. We look forward to assessing the amended terms of the assets with our partner and be successful in the award of the block from the Minister of Energy”.
The Offering is being made pursuant to certain Canadian prospectus exemptions, including the “existing securityholder” exemption and “purchasers advised by investment dealers” exemption, where applicable. Both the “existing securityholder” and “purchasers advised by investment dealers” exemptions are collectively referred to as the “Existing Securityholder and Retail Investor Exemptions”. Existing shareholders of the Company who wish to subscribe for Units pursuant to the Offering, who held common shares of the Company as of February 22, 2019 and who continue to hold common shares of the Company, and who are permitted to subscribe under the “existing securityholder” exemption should contact the Company pursuant to the contact information set forth below in order to participate in the Offering.
The Offering is expected to close on or about March 1, 2019 (the “Closing Date”) but may close earlier or later or not at all. Closing of the Offering is also subject to TSX Venture final acceptance.
All securities issued in connection with the Offering will be subject to a four month hold period from the date of issuance of such securities. The Company confirms that there is no material fact or material change related to the Company which has not been generally disclosed.
The Company will provide further updates on activities as material events progress.
Certain information in this news release constitutes forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws. Any statements that are contained in this news release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often identified by terms such as “may,” “should,” “anticipate,” “expects,” “estimates,” “seeks” and similar expressions. In particular, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, this news release contains forward-looking information regarding the PSC.
Forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks, including, without limitation, risks associated with oil and gas exploration, development, exploitation, production, marketing and transportation, loss of markets, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserve estimates, environmental risks, competition from other producers, inability to retain drilling rigs and other services, delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals, changes in legislation including but not limited to income tax, environmental laws and regulatory matters, and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
Additional information on these and other factors that could affect Sonoro’s operations or financial results are included in Sonoro’s reports on file with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com) or by contacting Sonoro. The forward looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and Sonoro does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by securities law.
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