Madalena announces initial closing of private placement

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CALGARY, July 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Madalena Energy Inc. ("Madalena" or the "Company") (TSXV: MVN and OTCQX: MDLNF) is pleased to announce an initial closing of CAD$1.8 million, primarily to insiders, of a non-brokered private placement of 12% secured convertible debentures with a June 30, 2019 maturity date (the "Convertible Debentures"). The Madalena Board of Directors has authorized the issuance of up to CAD$10 million of Convertible Debentures and as such, additional closings may occur.

The recent positive ownership changes at Coirón Amargo provided the Company with operatorship and a 90% working interest at Coirón Amargo Sur Este. These changes also reduced near-term work commitments at Coirón Amargo and when combined with the proceeds of the private placement, will help to alleviate the current liquidity challenges facing the Company.

The Convertible Debentures are convertible into common shares of the Company ("Common Shares") at a conversion price of CAD$0.25 per Common Share. Interest on the Convertible Debentures will be payable semi-annually, in arrears. The Company may, upon notice to holders of Convertible Debentures, prepay the outstanding principal of the Convertible Debentures and any unpaid interest thereon at a price equal to:

  • 106% of such amount if such notice is provided within 6 months of the closing date of the issuance of the relevant Convertible Debentures (the "Closing Date");
  • 105% of such amount if such notice is provided between 6 -12 months after the Closing Date;
  • 104% of such amount if such notice is provided between 12 -18 months after the Closing Date;
  • 103% of such amount if such notice is provided between 18 - 24 months after the Closing Date; and
  • 102% of such amount if such notice is provided 24 months (or later, up to the maturity date) after the Closing Date.

If a "Change of Control" (as defined in the trust indenture for the Convertible Debentures) occurs within the time frames above, a similar call premium is payable to holders of Convertible Debentures.

The Convertible Debentures will not be listed on a stock exchange and are subject to a Canadian hold period that expires four months and a day after the Closing Date. The above description of the Convertible Debentures is in summary form and is subject to the details provided in the trust indenture for the Convertible Debentures, a copy of which will be made available on SEDAR.

About Madalena Energy

Madalena is an independent, Canadian-based, Argentina focused upstream oil and gas company with operations in four provinces of Argentina where it is focused on the delineation of unconventional resources in the Vaca Muerta shale, Lower Agrio shale and Loma Montosa oil plays. The Company is implementing horizontal drilling and completions technology to develop both its conventional and resource plays.

Madalena trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol MVN and on the OTCQX under the symbol MDLNF.

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Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service 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 REGISTERED UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACTOF 1933, AS AMENDED, AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES ABSENT REGISTRATION OR AN EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS. THIS PRESS RELEASE SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY NOR SHALL THERE BE ANY SALE OF THE SECURITIES IN ANY STATE IN WHICH SUCH OFFER, SOLICITATION OR SALE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.

SOURCE Madalena Energy Inc.

For further information: Steven Sharpe, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Madalena Energy Inc., Phone: (403) 262-1901 (Ext. 232), ssharpe@madalenaenergy.com; Thomas Love, CA, VP, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Madalena Energy Inc., Phone: (403) 262-1901 (Ext. 227), tlove@madalenaenergy.com

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