Consolidation of Bankers Shares to Follow
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CALGARY, July 15 /CNW/ - Bankers Petroleum Ltd. (TSX: BNK, AIM: BNK)
wishes to provide the following update in respect of its plan of arrangement
(the "Arrangement") pursuant to which all of Bankers U.S. operations and
assets have been spun out into BNK Petroleum Inc. ("BNK-US").
The date and time for determining which Bankers shareholders are to
receive BNK-US shares was Monday, July 14, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. (Calgary time)
(the "Record Time"). Certificates representing BNK-US Shares are expected to
be sent to registered holders on or about Thursday, July 17, 2008. Pursuant to
the Arrangement, Bankers shareholders as of the Record Time received one (1)
BNK-US Share for each ten (10) Bankers Shares.
At the Record Time, the final adjustment price was determined for
Bankers' listed common share purchase warrants (the "Purchase Warrants"). The
Purchase Warrants listed under the symbol BNK.WT will have their exercise
price adjusted from CAD$0.95 to CAD$0.83 per Bankers Share. The Purchase
Warrants listed under the symbol BNK.WT.A will have their exercise price
adjusted from CAD$0.90 to CAD$0.79 per Bankers Share.
Within the next ten days, Bankers intends to complete the consolidation
of the Bankers Shares on the basis of one (1) new post-consolidation Bankers
Share for each three (3) pre-consolidation Bankers Shares, subject to
regulatory approval. Upon completion, the consolidation will result in the
number of Bankers Shares into which the Purchase Warrants may be exercised for
to be divided by three (3) and the exercise prices of such Purchase Warrants
will be tripled. The resulting adjustments to the exercise prices of the
Purchase Warrants are expected to be as follows:
- the Purchase Warrants listed under the symbol BNK.WT will have their
exercise price adjusted from CAD$0.83 to CAD$2.49 per Bankers Share;
- the Purchase Warrants listed under the symbol BNK.WT.A will have
their exercise price adjusted from CAD$0.79 to CAD$2.37 per Bankers
Bankers unlisted common share purchase warrants and stock options will be
adjusted in accordance with the same formula applied to the Purchase Warrants.
Specific details and timing in connection with the consolidation will be
released shortly in a further press release.
About Bankers Petroleum Ltd.
Bankers Petroleum Ltd. is a Canadian-based oil and gas exploration and
production company focused on developing large oil and gas reserves. In
Albania, Bankers operates and has the full rights to develop the Patos-Marinza
heavy oil field and has a 100% interest in the Kucova oil field. Bankers'
shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the AIM Market in London,
England under the stock symbol BNK.
For further information:
For further information: Abby Badwi, Chief Executive Officer, (403)
513-2694; Doug Urch, VP, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, (403) 513-2691;
Susan J. Soprovich, VP, Investor Relations and Corporate Governance, (403)
513-2681, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website:
www.bankerspetroleum.com; AIM NOMAD: Canaccord Adams Limited, Ryan Gaffney,
Henry Fitzgerald-O'Connor, +44 20 7050 6500; AIM JOINT BROKERS: Canaccord
Adams Limited, Ryan Gaffney, Henry Fitzgerald-O'Connor, +44 20 7050 6500;
Tristone Capital Ltd., Nick Morgan, +44 20 7355 5800