Bonterra Energy Corp. Announces Closing of $31 Million Private Placement
Bonterra Energy Corp. (www.bonterraenergy.com) (BNE.TO) (“Bonterra” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that it has closed its private placement of common shares to existing holders at a price of $32.00 per share, successfully raising aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $31.0 million (the “Offering”), prior to deduction of costs and fees incurred of approximately $250,000. The common shares issued in connection with the Offering are subject to a four-month hold period from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable securities law.
Bonterra is very pleased to have raised $31.0 million. This was achieved while managing through an extremely volatile environment facing the oil and gas industry, including continued low commodity prices, concerns about international banking related to the financial crisis in Greece, ongoing uncertainty regarding the Alberta provincial government’s increased income tax rates and carbon taxes, and the potential for a royalty review in Alberta. The level of commitment demonstrated by the Corporation’s long-term existing shareholders reflects continued confidence in Bonterra’s asset base, its ability to successfully execute the Corporation’s strategy, and its management team. Insiders acquired approximately eighteen percent of the Common Shares issued pursuant to the private placement.
The net funds raised will be used to reduce debt and to fund ongoing drilling operations. Bonterra remains committed to reducing its net debt to cash flow ratio, and will continue to pursue cost-reduction strategies.
Bonterra Energy Corp. is a conventional oil and gas corporation with operations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. The shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “BNE”.
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