BNP Resources Inc. - BNP announces closing of equity financing



    CALGARY, Dec. 21 /CNW/ - BNP Resources Inc. ("BNP") is pleased to
announce that it has successfully closed a previously announced private
placement (the "Offering") of Class A shares ("Class A Shares") and Class A
shares issued on a "flow-through" basis ("Flow-Through Shares"). Including the
underwriter's option, a total of 3,133,334 Flow-Through Shares were issued at
a price of $1.50 per share and a total of 857,143 Class A Shares were issued
at a price of $1.40 per share, for total aggregate gross proceeds of
$5,900,000. Acumen Capital Finance Partners Limited acted as the underwriter
in respect of the Offering.
    Proceeds from the Offering will be used to incur qualifying expenditures
to fund BNP's ongoing exploration drilling program in its core focus areas and
general corporate purposes.
    The Flow-Through Shares and Class A Shares will be subject to a four
month hold period from the date of closing of the Offering.
    BNP is actively engaged in the exploration for, the development and
production of, natural gas and oil reserves. BNP's business strategy is to
build sustainable and profitable per share growth through selective
acquisitions and internally generated exploration and development drilling.
    BNP has approximately 13,594,577 Class A shares and 922,500 Class B
shares issued and outstanding which trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under
the symbols "BNX.A and "BNX.B".
    Further information with regards to BNP may be found on the SEDAR website or on BNP's website

    ADVISORY: This press release may contain forward-looking statements
including management's assessment of future plans and operations and
expectations of future production, cash flow and earnings. These statements
are based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and
uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from
those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to: the risks
associated with the oil and gas industry (e.g. operational risks in
development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with
respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the
uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections
relating to production, costs and expenses and health, safety and
environmental risks), commodity price and exchange rate fluctuation and
uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans with respect
to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures. The
forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the
date hereof and BNP undertakes no obligations to update publicly or revise any
forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable
securities laws.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.

For further information:

For further information: Gregory Bilcox, President and CEO, BNP
Resources Inc., Phone: (403) 695-1091, Fax: (403) 265-0413; Gordon B. Paul, VP
Finance and CFO, BNP Resources Inc., Phone: (403) 695-1095, Fax: (403)

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