Marquee Energy announces closing of strategic non-core asset disposition

CALGARY, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Marquee Energy Ltd. ("Marquee" or the "Company") (TSXV: "MQL") is pleased to announce that it has completed the previously announced disposition of its non-core, gas-weighted asset located in the Pembina area of western Alberta (the "Transaction"). Consideration for the Transaction totalled approximately $14 million, with an effective date of September 1, 2014.

Subsequent to the Transaction, the Company's lenders confirmed that Marquee's total credit availability remains unchanged at $95 million.

In the short term, proceeds from the Transaction will be used to reduce the Company's current debt and increase financial flexibility. The Company's net debt as of August 31, 2014 was $65.8 million. Marquee is currently reviewing its 2014 and 2015 capital expenditure programs with plans to accelerate the growth and development of its core Michichi property.

"We are extremely confident in Michichi's compelling economics," said President and CEO, Richard Thompson. "We have established a strong foundation of assets, infrastructure and running room at the property and we recognize the value in remaining focused. This has been transformational year for Marquee, the disposition of the Pembina asset strengthens our balance sheet and allows us to further capitalize on the success at Michichi."

Marquee is participating in Canaccord Genuity's upcoming 8th Annual Global Resources Conference held on October 15-16 in New York at the Palace Hotel. The Company will post an updated corporate presentation and webcast registration details on its website www.marquee-energy.com by October 10, 2014.

ABOUT MARQUEE

Marquee Energy Ltd. is a Calgary based, junior oil and gas company focused on high rate of return oil development and production. Marquee is committed to growing the company through exploitation of existing opportunities and continued consolidation within its core area at Michichi. The Company's shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "MQL.V" and on the OTCQX marketplace under the symbol "MQLXF". An updated presentation and additional information about Marquee may be found on its website www.marquee-energy.com and in its continuous disclosure documents filed with Canadian securities regulators on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS OR INFORMATION

Certain statements included or incorporated by reference in this news release may constitute forward looking statements under applicable securities legislation.  Such forward looking statements or information typically contain statements with words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "intend", "estimate", "propose", or similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook.  Forward looking statements or information in this news release may include, but are not limited to: 

  • 2014 capital budget and expenditures;
  • business strategies, objectives and outlook;
  • petroleum and natural gas sales;
  •  future production levels (including the timing thereof) and rates of average annual production growth;
  • exploration and development plans;
  •  acquisition and disposition plans and the timing and the anticipated benefits thereof;
  • anticipated cash flows;
  • expected cost reductions and production efficiencies derived from recently acquired assets;
  • number and quality of future potential drilling locations future drilling plans;
  • expected debt levels;
  • operating and other expenses;
  • royalty and income tax rates; and
  • the timing of regulatory proceedings and approvals.

Such forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of assumptions all or any of which may prove to be incorrect.  In addition to any other assumptions identified in this document, assumptions have been made regarding, among other things:

  • the ability of the Company to obtain equipment, services and supplies in a timely manner to carry out its activities;
  • the ability of the Company to market crude oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas successfully to current and new customers;
  • the ability to secure adequate product transportation;
  • the timely receipt of required regulatory approvals;
  • the ability of the Company to obtain financing on acceptable terms;
  • interest rates;
  • regulatory framework regarding taxes, royalties and environmental matters;
  • crude oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas prices; and
  • Management's expectations relating to the timing and results of development activities

Forward-looking information is based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking information. The material risk factors affecting the Company and its business are contained in Marquee's Annual Information Form which is available under Marquee's issuer profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

The forward-looking information contained in this press release is made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable securities laws. The forward looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

ADDITIONAL ADVISORIES

Boes are presented on the basis of one Boe for six Mcf of natural gas. Disclosure provided herein in respect of Boe may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A Boe conversion ratio of 6 Mcf:1 bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Given that the value ratio based on the current price of crude oil as compared to natural gas is significantly different from the energy equivalency of 6:1, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis may be misleading as an indication of value.

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: Marquee Energy Ltd.

For further information: Richard Thompson, President & Chief Executive Officer, (403) 817-5561, RThompson@marquee-energy.com; Roy Evans, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, (403) 817-5568, REvans@marquee-energy.com; or visit the Company's website at www.marquee-energy.com.

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