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CALGARY, Aug. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Palliser Oil & Gas Corporation ("Palliser") (TSXV:PXL) announces that the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada has halted trading of Palliser's common shares.
The halt was initiated upon the request of the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") after the TSXV determination to treat the proposed amalgamation of Palliser with Maha Energy Inc. (the "Amalgamation") as a "reverse takeover" as such term is defined in the TSXV Policies requiring additional filings and information dissemination by Palliser. The halt is expected to remain in place pending dissemination of additional information on the Amalgamation as well as receipt and review by TSXV of requisite documentation in accordance with section 3.4 of TSXV Policy 5.2. It is expected that the requisite additional information will be provided in Palliser's news release together with Palliser's Q2 results, planned to be disseminated after the close of business on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.
Palliser is not aware of any material developments with respect to the Amalgamation.
Palliser is a Calgary-based junior oil and gas company focused on high netback heavy oil production in the greater Lloydminster area of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
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The forward-looking statements contained in this document are made as of the date hereof. Palliser 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 law. Additionally, Palliser undertakes no obligation to comment on the expectations of, or statements made by, third parties in respect of the matters discussed above.
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SOURCE: Palliser Oil & Gas Corporation
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