SDX Energy Inc. ("SDX" or the "Company") - Completion of the Fundraising and Acquisition

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FURTHER, THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR ISSUE OR SOLICITATION TO BUY, SUBSCRIBE FOR OR OTHERWISE ACQUIRE COMMON SHARES IN SDX IN THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JUSRISDICTION IN WHICH ANY SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.  THE SECURITIES OF SDX HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE US SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 AS AMENDED (THE "SECURITIES ACT"), OR QUALIFIED FOR SALE UNDER THE LAW OF ANY STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM, OR IN A TRANSACTION NOT SUBJECT TO, THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT. THE COMPANY DOES NOT INTEND TO REGISTER ANY SECURITIES UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, AND NO PUBLIC OFFERING OF SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES WILL BE MADE.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS DEEMED BY SDX TO CONSTITUTE INSIDE INFORMATION AS STIPULATED UNDER THE MARKET ABUSE REGULATION (EU) NO. 596/2014 ("MAR"). ON THE PUBLICATION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT VIA A REGULATORY INFORMATION SERVICE ("RIS"), THIS INSIDE INFORMATION IS NOW CONSIDERED TO BE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.

LONDON, Jan. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Further to its announcements released on 24 and 25 January 2017 concerning the Fundraising and Acquisition (the "Acquisition Announcements"), the Board of SDX Energy Inc. (TSXV, AIM: SDX), the Egypt focused oil and gas company, is pleased to announce that following completion of the Fundraising and Admission, which took place earlier today, completion of the Acquisition of the Circle Assets has also now successfully taken place.  

Paul Welch, President and CEO of SDX, commented:

"This announcement marks an important milestone in SDX's corporate history.  The successful fundraise and acquisition will enable us to substantially increase our production, and cash flow, over the course of 2017 and beyond as we seek to build a mid-tier E&P focused on North Africa.  We remain excited about our upcoming drilling campaign in South Disouq and look forward to updating our new and existing stakeholders on the Company's progress over the coming months."

About SDX

SDX is an international oil and gas exploration, production and development company, headquartered in London, England, UK, with a principal focus on North Africa. In Egypt, SDX Energy has a working interest in two producing assets (50% North West Gemsa & 50% Meseda) located onshore in the Eastern Dessert, adjacent to the Gulf of Suez. In Morocco, SDX has a 75% working interest in the Sebou concession situated in the Rharb Basin. These producing assets are characterised by exceptionally low operating costs making them particularly resilient in a low oil price environment. SDX Energy's portfolio also includes high impact exploration opportunities in Egypt and Morocco.

For further information, please see the website of the Company at www.sdxenergy.com or the Company's filed documents at www.sedar.com.  

Unless otherwise defined, capitalised terms used in this announcement have the same meaning as set out in the Acquisition Announcements.

Disclosures

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as such term is defined in the polices of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the FCA, is acting for the Company and for no one else in connection with the Placing and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to Cantor Fitzgerald's clients, or for providing advice in relation to the Placing, or any other matters referred to herein.

FirstEnergy Capital LLP which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the FCA, is acting for the Company and for no one else in connection with the Placing and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to FirstEnergy Capital LLP's clients, or for providing advice in relation to the Placing, or any other matters referred to herein.

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the FCA, is acting for the Company and for no one else in connection with the Placing and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to Stifel's clients, or for providing advice in relation to the Placing, or any other matters referred to herein.

Inside Information

The information contained in this announcement is inside information.  If you have any queries on this, then please contact Mark Reid, the Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Company (responsible for arranging release of this announcement) at 38 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 8DP on +44 (0) 203 219 5640.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" as such term is used in applicable Canadian and US securities laws. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based upon forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. In particular, statements concerning the future prospects and strategy of the Company, and the results referenced or implied herein should be viewed as forward-looking statements.

Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as "forward-looking statements". All reserves and resources information contained herein should be considered as forward looking statements. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, among others, costs and timing of exploration and production development, availability of capital to fund exploration and development and political, social and other risks inherent in carrying on business in Egypt and Morocco. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could vary or differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release.

Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date the statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements and if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as required by applicable law. Although SDX has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated. SDX's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2015, filed on the Company's SEDAR profile on April 29, 2016, has a full description of the risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's business, including its exploration activities and these risk factors and uncertainties should be referred to and read in their entirety. The forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

SOURCE SDX Energy Inc.

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For further information: SDX Energy Inc.: Paul Welch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tel: +44 203 219 5640; Mark Reid, Chief Financial Officer, Tel: +44 203 219 5640; Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (Nominated Adviser & Joint Bookrunner): Sarah Wharry/Craig Francis, Tel: +44 207 7894 7000; GMP FirstEnergy (Financial Adviser & Joint Bookrunner): Jonathan Wright/David van Erp, Tel: +44 207 448 0200; Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Joint Bookrunner): Ashton Clanfield/Callum Stewart, Tel: +44 207 710 7600, Celicourt (PR): Mark Antelme/Joanna Boon / Jimmy Lea, Tel: +44 207 520 9260


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