Montana Exploration Corp. and Waldron Energy Corporation announce approval of arrangement
CALGARY, Sept. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Montana Exploration Corp. ("Montana") (TSXV:MTZ) and Waldron Energy Corporation ("Waldron") (TSX:WDN) are pleased to announce that the requisite approvals of the securityholders of Waldron, and the shareholders of Montana, necessary for completion of their previously announced plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") were obtained at the special meeting of holders of securities of Waldron and the annual and special meeting of holders of common shares of Montana (the "Montana Meeting"), both held September 27, 2013. The Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta has also granted final approval for the Arrangement.
Montana and Waldron expect to satisfy the remainder of the conditions precedent to closing of the Arrangement shortly. A further press release announcing the closing date will be issued in due course. Under the arrangement agreement dated July 31, 2013 between Montana and Waldron, the parties have until November 1, 2013 to satisfy the conditions to closing the Arrangement.
About Montana Exploration Corp.
Montana is a Canadian junior oil and gas exploration and production company focusing on the Shaunavon oil opportunities underlying its extensive land holdings in the state of Montana. In the United States the company operates through its wholly owned subsidiary, Montana Land & Exploration, Inc. Montana's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "MTZ". Additional information regarding Montana is available under Montana's profile at www.sedar.com or at Montana's website, www.montanaexplorationcorp.com.
About Waldron Energy Corporation
Waldron is a Calgary, Alberta based corporation engaged in the exploration, development and production of petroleum and natural gas. Waldron's common shares are currently listed on the TSX under the trading symbol "WDN". Additional information regarding Waldron is available under Waldron's profile at www.sedar.com or at Waldron's website, www.waldronenergy.ca.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking information" or "forward-looking" statements" (collectively "forward-looking information") within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", believe", "expect", "plan", "intend", "forecast", "target", "project", "guidance", "may", "will", "should" "could", "estimate", "predict" or similar words suggesting future outcomes or language suggesting an outlook. This forward-looking information includes, among others, statements regarding: the Arrangement; satisfaction of the conditions to completion of the Arrangement; closing of the Arrangement; and other expectations, beliefs, plans, goals, objectives, assumptions, information and statements about possible future events, conditions, results of operations or performance.
Various assumptions were used in drawing the conclusions or making the forecasts and projections contained in the forward-looking information contained in this press release. In respect of the forward-looking statements and information concerning the anticipated completion of the Arrangement and the anticipated timing thereof, Montana and Waldron have provided such in reliance on certain assumptions that they believe are reasonable at this time, including the necessary regulatory, stock exchange and other third party approvals; and the ability of the parties to satisfy, in a timely manner, the other conditions to the closing of the Arrangement.
Forward-looking information is based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks, which could cause actual results to vary and in some instances to differ materially from those anticipated by Montana and described in the forward-looking information contained in this press release. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information. The material risk factors include, but are not limited to: failure of Montana or Waldron to obtain necessary regulatory, stock exchange and other third party approvals, the ability of the parties to satisfy, in a timely manner, the other conditions to the closing of the Arrangement; the possibility that government policies or laws may change or governmental approvals may be delayed or withheld; and Montana's ability to implement its business strategy. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of risk factors is not exhaustive. Failure to obtain the necessary approvals, or the failure of Montana or Waldron to otherwise satisfy the conditions to the Arrangement, may result in the Arrangement not being completed on the proposed terms, or at all.
The forward-looking statements and information contained in this press release are also affected by the risk factors, forward-looking statements and assumptions and uncertainties described in Montana's and Waldron's reports on file with applicable securities regulatory authorities and which may be accessed on each party's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive. When relying on our forward-looking statements to make decisions with respect to Montana, Waldron and the Arrangement, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and Montana and Waldron do not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. The forward-looking statements contained in this joint press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
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SOURCE Montana Exploration Corp.For further information:
For further information on Montana and the Arrangement, please contact:
Montana Exploration Corp.
Charles Selby, Chairman & CEO
Telephone: (403) 265 9091
For further information on Waldron, please contact:
Waldron Energy Corporation
Ernie Sapieha, President & CEO
Telephone: (403) 532 6700