TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / January 4, 2016 / Estrella International Energy Services Ltd. (TSXV: EEN) (the "Company" or "Estrella"), announces that on December 31, 2015, it completed a restructuring ("Restructuring") of its existing convertible subordinated unsecured debentures bearing a coupon interest rate of 12% per annum set to mature on December 31, 2015 (the "Debentures"). Canaccord Genuity Corp. acted as Estrella's financial advisor in connection with the Restructuring.
The material terms of the Restructuring are as follows:
- the maturity date of the Debentures was extended until December 31, 2017;
- each holder received a discounted partial repayment of its pro-rata share of CDN$2,500,000 worth of outstanding principal amount, at a discount rate of 40% (together with all accrued and unpaid interest on such amount up to December 31, 2015); meaning that each CDN$0.60 paid to a holder represented a repayment of CDN$1.00 worth of principal (the "Discounted Payment");
- following the Discounted Payment CDN$8,025,175 of principal balance remains outstanding on the Debentures ("Remaining Principal Balance");
- the Company will pay a restructuring fee to the holders equal to 1% of the Remaining Principal Balance (the "Restructuring Fee"). The Restructuring Fee will be payable in two equal installments with the first installment becoming due on July 24, 2016 and the second installment due January 24 2017; and
- the Debentures were amended to remove all convertible features associated with the debt.
All other terms of the Debentures remain unchanged and the next interest accrual date will be January 24, 2016.
Estrella is an oil and natural gas, geothermal and mining service company with operations throughout Latin and South America. It provides conventional drilling services; directional drilling services; tools and equipment sales and rentals; work-over and finishing services; and consulting and engineering services. The Corporation is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has operating locations in several countries in Latin and South America.
For further information:
Estrella International Energy Services Ltd.
Ricardo Sarmiento, Chief Executive Officer
Javier Vedoya, Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: +54 (11) 5217-5250
Facsimile: +54 (11) 5217-5280
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SOURCE: Estrella International Energy Services Ltd.