Toscana Energy Income Corporation enters into $12.0 million asset acquisition

CALGARY, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Toscana Energy Income Corporation ("Toscana Energy" or the "Company") (TSX Venture: TEI) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a private company to acquire long life, low decline, light oil (44API gravity crude oil) assets that produce approximately 200 barrels of oil per day and are located in northwestern Alberta (the "Assets").  National Bank Financial Inc. acted as the financial advisor to the vendor of the Assets.  As consideration for the acquisition of the Assets, Toscana Energy has agreed to pay total aggregate consideration of $12.0 million to be satisfied by paying cash consideration of $11.5 million and issuing an aggregate of 31,250 common shares in the capital of the Company, such common shares to be subject to a statutory hold period of four months plus one day from the date of issuance.  The acquisition of the Assets will be financed through the Company's current credit facilities and is subject to customary closing conditions being satisfied, including receipt of the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.  It is expected that the acquisition of the Assets will increase corporate production to approximately 2,600 BOEs/d, which will change the product mix of the Company to a greater share of light oil production.

About Toscana Energy Income Corporation

Toscana Energy Income Corporation is a conventional oil and gas producer with the mandate to acquire high quality, long life oil and gas assets including royalties, non-operated working interests and unitized production for yield and capital appreciation. Toscana Energy Income Corporation is managed by Sprott Toscana through Toscana Energy Corporation. Sprott Toscana is a member of the Sprott Group of Companies.

About Sprott Toscana

Sprott Toscana (formerly Toscana Merchant Group) is a team of Calgary-based energy specialists that manage three separate businesses: Toscana Energy Income Corporation (through Toscana Energy Corporation), Toscana Financial Income Trust and Maple Leaf Energy Income LPs. In July 2012, Toscana Merchant Group joined the Sprott Group of Companies when it was acquired by Sprott Inc. (TSX: SII), Canada's leading alternative asset manager and a global leader in resource investing.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward‐looking statements and forward‐looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements relate to future events or future performance.  All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward‐looking statements or information.  Forward‐looking statements and information are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "appear", "seek", "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "approximate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe", "would" and similar expressions. 

More particularly and without limitation, this news release contains forward‐looking statements and information concerning the expected results of the acquisition; the Company's petroleum and natural gas production and reserves with respect to the assets to be acquired and the Company's petroleum and natural gas production on an aggregate basis upon completion of the acquisition. The forward‐looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by management of the Company, including expectations and assumptions concerning well production rates and reserve volumes in respect of the assets to be acquired; expectations and assumptions concerning well production rates in respect of existing wells; project development and overall business strategy. Although management of the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward looking statements and information are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward‐looking statements and information since no assurance can be given that they will prove to be correct.

Forward-looking statements and information are provided for the purpose of providing information about the current expectations and plans of management of the Company relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such statements and information may not be appropriate for other purposes, such as making investment decisions. Since forward‐looking statements and information 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 risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general such as 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 reserves, production, costs and expenses; health, safety and environmental risks; commodity price and exchange rate fluctuations; marketing and transportation; loss of markets; environmental risks; competition; incorrect assessment of the value of acquisitions and failure to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions; ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; failure to obtain required regulatory and other approvals and changes in legislation, including but not limited to tax laws, royalties and environmental regulations. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward‐looking statements, timelines and information contained in this news release. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.

The forward‐looking statements and information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and no undertaking is given 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 or the TSX Venture Exchange.  The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement

BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation.  A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.

Neither the 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.

SOURCE: Toscana Energy Income Corporation

For further information:

For further information, please visit our website at www.sprott-toscana.com or contact:

Joseph S. Durante, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (403) 410-6793
Fax: (403) 444-0090
E-Mail: jdurante@toscanacapital.com

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