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Great Prairie Energy Services Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GPE) ("Great Prairie" or the "Company") is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement of common shares of the Company ("Common Shares") at a price of $0.03 per Common Share with an aggregate minimum of $3,500,000 and a maximum of $5,000,000 (the "Offering"). The Company anticipates raising an aggregate of approximately $2,600,000 from the insiders of the Company and their respective affiliates.
The Offering is expected to close in tranches, with the final tranche anticipated to be completed by no later than February 15, 2016. The proceeds from the Offering of the Common Shares will be used by the Company for general working capital and corporate purposes.
In addition to the Offering, on December 21, 2015, the Company announced the renewal of its credit facility including its operating line of credit and non-revolving term facility. The non-revolving facility will require interest payments until November 2016 when both amortization and interest payments will resume. The amortization payments will be based on a 60 month amortization period. The term of the commitment letter extends to January 31, 2017.
Upon completing the Offering, Great Prairie plans to commence a rights offering (the "Rights Offering") pursuant to which it will offer each shareholder of its Common Shares the right to subscribe for additional Common Shares of the Company at the same price as the Offering. The Company will provide further details regarding the Rights Offering in a subsequent press release.
About Great Prairie Energy Services Inc.
Great Prairie Energy Services Inc. is a Canadian energy services company focused on servicing oil and gas activity in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Great Prairie provides general oilfield hauling, equipment rental and frac fluid services out of Kindersley, Saskatchewan and Drumheller, Sundre, Rocky Mountain House and Valleyview, Alberta through its operating entities.
Forward-Looking Statements and Reader Advisory
This news release contains forward-looking statements. More particularly, this news release contains statements concerning the terms of the Offering, the anticipated timing and terms of the Rights Offering and the anticipated date of the completion of the final tranche of the Offering. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as " "anticipate", "plan", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "believe" and similar expressions. 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 based will occur. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other events contemplated by the forward-looking statements will not occur, which may cause actual performance and results in future periods to differ materially from any estimates or projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. With respect to forward-looking statements contained in this news release, Great Prairie has made assumptions regarding, among other things: the market demand for the Common Shares of the Company, general condition of the capital markets, the Company's ability to renew its credit facility, current state of the oil and gas services industry in general, the level of oilfield activity and the demand for the services of Great Prairie, the impact of increasing competition, and Great Prairie's ability to obtain additional financing on satisfactory terms.
These risks and uncertainties include, among other things: the risk that the Company may not be able to retain key employees to continue to maintain its operations; risk that the perceived benefit of the acquisition of the purchased company and assets may not be realized; risk relating to Great Prairie's ability to complete future financings; risks relating to the state of the economy in general and capital markets in particular; risks relating to investor interest in the business and future prospects of Great Prairie; risks that Great Prairie's customers may not increase, or may even decrease, their activity levels; risks relating to changes in the demand for or the price of oil and natural gas; risks relating to increases in costs of labor, fuel, equipment and supplies employed and used in Great Prairie's businesses; risks relating to compliance with environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, as well as actions by governmental and regulatory authorities; risks that Great Prairie may not be able to execute its capital expenditure program and/or that any such capital expenditure investments, if made, will not generate adequate returns; and other risks affecting Great Prairie's ability to maintain or improve operations, including its ability to maintain prices for services under market pricing pressures, weather risks, and the impact of potential increases in general and administrative expenses.
The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release. Except as required by law, Great Prairie disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities law. Additionally, Great Prairie undertakes no obligation to comment on the expectations of, or statements made, by third parties in respect of the matters discussed above. There is a significant risk that predictions, forecasts, conclusions or projections will not prove to be accurate, that management's or third party's assumptions may not be accurate and that actual results, performance or achievements may differ significantly from such predictions, forecasts, conclusions or projections expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
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