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TSX Venture: BOR
CALGARY, Nov. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - Border Petroleum Corp. ("Border" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce a bought deal offering (the "Offering") by way
of short form prospectus with a syndicate of underwriters led by
Canaccord Genuity Corp. and which includes Macquarie Capital Markets
Canada Ltd., National Bank of Canada, Dundee Securities Ltd., Haywood
Securities Inc. and Fraser Mackenzie Limited (collectively, the
"Underwriters"). The Offering will consist of the issuance of
71,500,000 common shares (the "Common Shares") of the Corporation at a
price of $0.21 per Common Share and 20,000,000 common shares of the
Corporation issued on a flow-through basis pursuant to the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Flow-Through Shares") at a price of $0.25 per
Flow-Through Share for aggregate gross proceeds of $20,015,000.
The Underwriters will be paid a cash commission of 6% of the gross
proceeds of the Offering and will be granted compensation options
entitling the Underwriters to purchase 2% of the number of Common
Shares and Flow-Through Shares sold under the Offering at an exercise
price of $0.21 per share for a period of 12 months from the closing of
Border has also granted the Underwriters an option (the "Over-Allotment
Option") to purchase up to an additional 10,725,000 Common Shares at a
price of $0.21 per Common Share for additional gross proceeds of up to
$2,252,250. The Over-Allotment Option shall be issued on the same terms
and conditions as the Offering, exercisable at any time, in whole or in
part for a period of 30 days following closing of the Offering, to
cover over allotments and for market stabilization purposes.
The net proceeds of the Offering will be used primarily to fund Border's
2011 capital program including the Corporation's Slave Point horizontal
drilling program in the Red Earth area of Alberta, and for general
corporate purposes. The Common Shares will be offered in all provinces
of Canada, with the exception of Quebec.
Closing is expected to occur on or about November 30, 2011 and is
subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, Indian Oil
and Gas Canada and all necessary regulatory approvals, including the
approval of TSX Venture Exchange Inc.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under
the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or
sold in the United States absent registration or applicable exemption
from the registration requirements. This news release does not
constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy nor
will there be any sale of these securities in any province, state or
jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be
unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities
laws of any such province, state or jurisdiction.
The forward-looking statements contained in this document are based on
certain key expectations and assumptions made by Border, including with
respect to, expectations and assumptions concerning timing of receipt
of required regulatory approvals. Although Border believes that the
expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements
are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the
forward-looking statements because Border can give no assurance that
they will prove to be correct.
Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions,
by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties.
Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated
due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not
limited to, the failure to obtain necessary regulatory approvals, risks
associated with the oil and gas industry in general (e.g., operational
risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in
plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital
expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of
estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses,
and health, safety and environmental risks), commodity price and
exchange rate fluctuations and uncertainties resulting from potential
delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development
projects or capital expenditures.
The forward-looking statements contained in this document are made as of
the date hereof and Border undertakes no obligation to update publicly
or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so
required by applicable securities laws.
SOURCE Border Petroleum
For further information:
| Kelly Kimbley |
President & CEO
2300, 635 - 8th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3M3
Telephone: (403) 538-8450