Gale Force Generates Capital Through Property Sales
DALLAS, March 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Gale Force Petroleum Inc. (TSXV: GFP) (OTCQX: GFPMF) (the "Company" or "Gale Force") today announced that it has entered into agreements to sell its Gregg & Rusk Counties Properties and its Oklahoma Properties, for an aggregate selling price of $6.5 million.
"Selling these properties is part of Gale Force's strategy to generate capital without causing any dilution, strengthen our balance sheet, and begin a new capital investment program in key development prospects", said Michael McLellan, Co-Chairman & CEO. "With these transactions behind us, we will have streamlined our business, and will begin immediately investing capital to resume production growth and to prove up the value of our core assets".
The Company has sold its properties in Gregg & Rusk Counties for a total of $5.85 million, of which $5.55 million was paid today, with the remaining $300,000 expected in June, 2013.
The Company also entered into a purchase and sale agreement to sell its core interests in Oklahoma, for a total of $650,000, which it expects to close within 30 days.
From the proceeds of the sale of the properties, the Company has first paid down $4.5 million on its line of credit, which will leave the Company with $2.0 million working capital from which it will invest in existing development opportunities, seeking to replace the sold production without taking on any additional debt.
The Company's bank line of credit will have a borrowing base of $5.5 million, has an interest rate of 5.0%, and continues to be interest-only at least until after the next borrowing-base redetermination is carried out in September, 2013.
ABOUT GALE FORCE PETROLEUM INC. − www.GaleForcePetroleum.com
Gale Force Petroleum is a public corporation focused on acquiring and exploiting underdeveloped and undervalued oil and gas reserves in mature basins, bringing operational expertise and capital to lower-risk, development-type projects. The Company currently owns producing oil and gas properties in Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and West Virginia.
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SOURCE: GALE FORCE PETROLEUM INC.For further information:
Michael McLellan, CFA, Co-Chairman & CEO, +1.888.440.3411