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CALGARY, Nov. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Caracal Energy Inc. ("Caracal" or the "Company"), (LSE: CRCL) today announced pricing and placement details of a previously disclosed common share offering.
Caracal has agreed to issue an aggregate of 27,862,994 new common shares (the "New Shares") by way of the Canadian Offer and the Global Offer at a price of U.S.$7.24 per New Share or £4.50 per New Share, for aggregate total proceeds of U.S.$201,829,776.
The Canadian Offer is being underwritten by a syndicate of investment dealers consisting of RBC Dominion Securities Inc., FirstEnergy Capital Corp., Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Barclays Capital Canada Inc.
Caracal intends to apply the principal part of the net proceeds of the Canadian Offer and Global Offer by the end of 2014 to fund the acceleration of its exploration program.
The full details of the Canadian Offer and certain details of the Global Offer will be set out in a Prospectus Supplement under Caracal's Short Form Base Shelf Prospectus dated October 24, 2013, which will be available electronically at www.sedar.com.
About Caracal Energy Inc.
Based in Canada, Caracal Energy Inc. is an international exploration and development company focused on oil and gas exploration, development and production activities in the Republic of Chad, Africa. In 2011, the Company entered into three production sharing contracts from the government of the Republic of Chad.
Gary Guidry, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented:
"We are pleased to have priced the offer of new shares in an oversubscribed bookbuild and we appreciate the support of our existing shareholders and welcome a number of new institutions on to the register. The additional funds will enable us to accelerate our exploration programme with the drilling and completion of ten additional exploration wells by the end of 2014."
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SOURCE: Caracal Energy Inc.
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