NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Greenfire Resources Inc. (formerly GAC HoldCo Inc.), an Alberta corporation (the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”), today announced the results of its previously announced tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) for any and all of its outstanding 12.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 (CUSIP Nos. 36136L AA2 / C7054L AA8; ISIN US36136LAA26 / USC7054LAA82) (the “Notes”), which expired as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on September 15, 2023 (the “Expiration Time”). The Tender Offer was made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase, dated September 5, 2023 (the “Offer to Purchase”), and the related notice of guaranteed delivery for the Tender Offer (together with the Offer to Purchase, the “Offer Documents”), which set forth the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer.
As of the Expiration Time, according to information provided by DF King & Co., Inc., the information agent and the tender agent for the Tender Offer, a total of $217,934,000 aggregate principal amount of the Notes, or 99.99954% of the aggregate principal amount outstanding, had been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the Tender Offer. These amounts exclude $67,000 aggregate principal amount of the Notes tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures described in the Offer Documents, the deadline for which is September 19, 2023. The obligation of the Company to accept the Notes tendered and to pay the consideration for the Notes is subject to satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions, which are more fully described in the Offer Documents.
In accordance with the terms of the Tender Offer, the Company now expects to pay the purchase price (the “Purchase Price”) for the Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase, including those tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures, on September 20, 2023 (the “Settlement Date”). The Purchase Price to be paid for the Notes is $1,065.00 for each $1,000 principal amount of the Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase from the last interest payment date up to, but not including, the Settlement Date. For avoidance of doubt, interest on the Notes will cease to accrue on the Settlement Date for all Notes accepted in the Tender Offer. All Notes purchased on the Settlement Date will subsequently be retired.
The Company intends to use the net cash proceeds from its previously announced senior secured notes offering to pay the Purchase Price, plus accrued interest to, but excluding, the Settlement Date, for all Notes that the Company purchases pursuant to the Tender Offer.
Concurrently with the commencement of the Tender Offer on September 5, 2023, the Company issued a conditional notice of redemption for an aggregate amount of Notes equal to $217,935,000 less the aggregate principal amount of Notes tendered and accepted in the Tender Offer. The redemption date is expected to occur on October 5, 2023. In the Company’s discretion, the redemption may not occur and the redemption notice may be rescinded in the event certain conditions as set forth in the Offer Documents shall not have been satisfied by the redemption date.
The Company has retained BMO Capital Markets Corp. to act as sole dealer manager for the Tender Offer and D.F. King & Co., Inc. to act as information agent and tender agent for the Tender Offer. Requests for documents may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc. at (800) 591-8263 (toll free) or (212) 269-5550 (collect) or www.dfking.com/greenfire. Copies of the Offer to Purchase and Notice of Guaranteed Delivery are also available at the following website: www.dfking.com/greenfire. Questions regarding the Tender Offer may be directed to BMO Capital Markets Corp. at (833) 418-0762 (toll-free) or (212) 702-1840 (collect) or by email at LiabilityManagement@bmo.com.
This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any security. The Tender Offer is being made only pursuant to the Offer Documents. The Tender Offer is not being made in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. None of the Company, the dealer manager, the information agent, the tender agent or their respective affiliates is making any recommendation as to whether or not holders should tender all or any portion of their Notes in the Tender Offer.
About Greenfire Resources Inc.
The Company is a Calgary-based energy company focused on the sustainable production and development of upstream energy resources from the oil sands in the Athabasca region of Alberta, Canada, using in-situ thermal oil production extraction techniques such as steam-assisted gravity drainage.
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The forward-looking statements contained in this Press Release reflect the Company’s current views, as applicable, about future events and are subject to numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. None of the Company guarantees that the transactions and events described will happen as described (or that they will happen at all). The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements:
- general economic uncertainty;
- international, national or local economic, social or political conditions that could adversely affect the companies and their business;
- the effectiveness of the Company’s internal controls and its corporate policies and procedures;
- changes in personnel and availability of qualified personnel;
- environmental uncertainties and risks related to adverse weather conditions and natural disasters;
- the limited experience of certain members of the Company’s management team in operating a public company in the United States;
- the volatility of the prices of crude oil, diluted bitumen, non-diluted bitumen and the differentials among various crude oil prices, natural gas and power;
- risks associated with the Company’s SAGD operations, including reservoir performance, operating cost increases and various other factors, could adversely affect Greenfire’s operating results;
- risks associated with the recovery of bitumen using SAGD processes, including uncertainty as to whether bitumen will be recovered in the expected volumes and at the expected economics;
- the Company’s reliance on the Petroleum Marketer;
- the risk that the Company’s capital expenditures relating to debottlenecking its production from the Demo Asset and Expansion Asset do not perform as anticipated;
- risks associated with estimating quantities of reserves and future net revenues to be derived therefrom;
- a failure to achieve anticipated benefits of acquisitions or the need to dispose of non-core assets for less than their carrying value on the financial statements as a result of weak market conditions;
- global political events that affect commodity prices;
- the risk that the Company’s properties may be subject to actions and opposition by non-governmental agencies;
- the risk that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause disruptions in economic activity internationally and impact demand for crude oil and bitumen;
- risks associated with the Company’s groundwater licenses;
- costs associated with abandonment and reclamation that the Company may have to pay;
- a failure by the Company to obtain the regulatory approvals it needs for general operating activities or compliance for decommissioning;
- the geographical concentration of the Company’s assets;
- lack of capacity and/or regulatory constraints on gathering and processing facilities, pipeline systems, trucking and railway lines;
- competition with other oil and natural gas companies;
- changes to the demand for oil and natural gas products and the rise of petroleum alternatives;
- changes to current, or implementation of additional, regulations applicable to the Company’s operations;
- changes to royalty regimes;
- a failure to secure the services and equipment necessary for the Company’s operations for the expected price, on the expected timeline, or at all;
- seasonal weather conditions that may cause operational delays;
- changes to applicable tax laws or government incentive programs;
- the Company’s ability to obtain financing to fund the acquisition, exploration and development of properties on a timely fashion and on acceptable terms;
- defects in the title or rights to produce the Company’s properties;
- the risk that Company will be required to surrender lands to the Province of Alberta if annual lease payments are not made;
- risk management activities that expose the Company to the risk of financial loss and counter-party risk;
- the occurrence of an uninsurable event;
- opposition by First Nations groups to the conduct of the Company’s operations, development or exploratory activities;
- an inability to recruit and retain a skilled workforce and key personnel;
- the impact of climate change and other environmental concerns on demand for the Company’s products and securities;
- the potential physical effects of climate change on the Company’s production and costs;
- the direct and indirect costs of various GHG and other environmental regulations, existing and proposed;
- any breaches of the Company’s cyber-security and loss of, or unauthorized access to, data;
- changes to applicable tax laws and regulations or exposure to additional tax liabilities;
- the significant increased expenses and administrative burdens that the Company will incur as a public company;
- internal control weaknesses and any misstatements of financial statements or the Company’s inability to meet periodic reporting obligations;
- foreign currency and interest rate fluctuations; and
- failure to comply with anticorruption, economic sanctions, and anti-money laundering laws.
Additionally, statements relating to “reserves” are deemed to be forward-looking statements, as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions, that the reserves described exist in the quantities predicted or estimated and can be profitably produced in the future. Forward-looking statements representing post-closing expectations are inherently uncertain. Estimates such as expected revenue, production, operating expenses, EBITDA, general and administrative expenses, capital expenditures, free cash flow, net debt, reserves and other measures are preliminary in nature.
The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected or implied by the forward-looking statements. For a further discussion of the risks and other factors that could cause the Company’s future results, performance or transactions to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that the Company does not presently know or that the Company currently believes are immaterial, that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the assumptions made in making these forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. While such forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s good faith beliefs, as applicable, they are not guarantees of future performance. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, new information, data or methods, future events or other changes after the date of this Press Release, except as required by applicable law. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to the Company, as applicable.
SOURCE Greenfire Resources Inc.