CALGARY, Nov. 20 /CNW/ - Oilsands Quest Inc. (Amex: BQI) (the "Company")
announced today that it has commenced an overnight marketed public offering
(the "Offering") of 25,000,000 units ("Units") and 4,000,000 common shares on
a flow-through basis ("Flow-through Shares") in the United States under an
effective shelf registration statement on file with the Securities and
Exchange Commission ("SEC") and in all provinces of Canada, except Quebec, by
way of the Multi-jurisdictional Disclosure System.
Each Unit is comprised of one common share (a "Share") and one-half of a
common share purchase warrant of the Company (a "Warrant") with each whole
Warrant entitling the holder to purchase one Share of the Company for a period
of 24 months following closing of the Offering.
The Offering will be made by a syndicate of underwriters (the
"Underwriters") bookrun by TD Securities (USA) LLC in the United States and TD
Securities Inc. in Canada. The Company has agreed to grant the Underwriters an
over-allotment option to purchase up to 3,750,000 Shares and 1,875,000
Warrants, exercisable at any time up to 30 days from the closing of the
Offering. The Offering is subject to certain conditions, including regulatory
The Offering will be priced in the context of the market with final terms
of the Offering to be determined at the time of pricing. The Company
anticipates that the pricing of the Offering will be announced Wednesday
morning, November 21, 2007.
The Company intends to use the proceeds of the offering of Units for
reservoir testing and other costs associated with the Axe Lake Discovery and
for general corporate purposes. Specific allocations of the proceeds for such
purposes have not been made at this time.
The Company intends to use the proceeds from the offering of the
Flow-through Shares to incur Canadian Exploration Expenses through exploration
activities relating to its permit lands.
The Offering is expected to close on or about December 5, 2007.
Oilsands Quest Inc. invites the public to participate in a conference
call with Company management to discuss the Offering. The call will take place
on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 4:45PM Eastern time (2:45PM Mountain time).
Details of the Conference Call:
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Time: 4:45PM Eastern time (2:45PM Mountain time)
Call-in Number: 1-888-262-8795 or 913-312-0381
Playback Number: 1-888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820
Playback Passcode: 4812267
A copy of the prospectus may be obtained from TD Securities (USA) LLC in
the United States and TD Securities Inc. in Canada at the following addresses:
In the United States:
TD Securities (USA) LLC
ATTN: Paula Kourian
31 W. 52nd Street
New York, NY
TD Securities Inc.
ATTN: Nikita Tziavas
222 Bay Street, 7th Floor
Investors in the United States should be aware that Flow-through Shares
will not be offered in the United States.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in the United States and shall
not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy any
securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would
The Company has filed a registration statement, including a prospectus,
(SEC File No. 333-14700) with the SEC for the offering to which this
communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in
that registration statement and other documents the Company has filed with the
SEC for more complete information about the Company and this offering. You may
get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at
www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the Company, any underwriter or any dealer
participating in the offering will arrange to send you the prospectus if you
request by calling toll-free 1-800-299-7823 or 1-866-794-7288 or by emailing
About Oilsands Quest Inc.
Oilsands Quest Inc. is aggressively exploring Canada's largest contiguous
oil sands land holding by applying its technical expertise to develop multiple
potential global-scale discoveries. The company (www.oilsandsquest.com) is the
originator of Saskatchewan's emerging oil sands industry.
Except for statements of historical fact relating to the company, this
news release contains certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning
of applicable securities law. Forward-looking statements such as references to
Oilsands Quest's exploration, technical and development programs and future
discoveries are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date
the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and
uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to
differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.
These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to,
exploration and technical risks inherent in the oil sands industry, regulatory
and economic risks, and risks associated with the company's ability to
implement its business plan. There are uncertainties inherent in
forward-looking information, including factors beyond Oilsands Quest's
control, and no assurance can be given that the programs will be completed on
time, on budget or at all. Oilsands Quest undertakes no obligation to update
forward-looking information if circumstances or management's estimates or
opinions should change, except as required by law. The reader is cautioned not
to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The risks and
uncertainties set forth above are not exhaustive. Readers should refer to
Oilsands Quest's current annual report on Form 10-KSB and other document
filings, which are available at www.sedar.com and at www.sec.gov for a
detailed discussion of these risks and uncertainties and details regarding the
location and extent of Oilsands Quest's land holdings.
For further information:
For further information: General inquiries and retail investors, contact
Hedlin Lauder Investor Relations Ltd.: Toll Free 1-800-299-7823, Office (403)
232-6251, Email email@example.com; Institutional investors, contact
BarnesMcInerney Inc.: Toll Free 1-866-794-7288, Office (416) 371-0510, Email