CALGARY, March 19 /CNW/ - Compton Petroleum Corporation (TSX -- CMT, NYSE
-- CMZ) has regulatory approval to commence a new normal course issuer bid to
acquire an aggregate amount of up to 6,000,000 common shares in the capital of
Compton. This represents approximately 4.7% of the issued and outstanding
common shares of Compton as of March 9, 2007, there being 128,561,676 common
shares outstanding as at that date.
The acquisition of the common shares through the normal course issuer bid
will occur over a period of 12 months, commencing on March 21, 2007 and ending
on March 20, 2008 unless terminated earlier by Compton.
Any shares acquired by Compton under the bid will be on the open market
through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") pursuant to
the rules of the TSX governing normal course issuer bids. The price that
Compton will pay for any common shares will be the prevailing market price of
such shares on the TSX at the time of acquisition. It is Compton's intention
to acquire the common shares at prices that represent a discount to underlying
net asset value. After the common shares are acquired pursuant to the bid,
they will be cancelled by Compton.
The purpose for the acquisition and cancellation of the common shares
through the normal course issuer bid is to provide capital appreciation for
the benefit of Compton's shareholders.
As at March 9, 2007, the Corporation acquired through a normal course
issuer bid that commenced on March 17, 2006 and expired on March 16, 2007,
246,200 common shares at an average cost of $11.94 per share.
Compton Petroleum Corporation is a Calgary based, public company actively
engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas, natural
gas liquids and crude oil in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Comptons's
common shares are listed and traded on TSX under the symbol CMT and on the New
York Stock Exchange under the symbol CMZ.
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For further information:
For further information: Compton Petroleum Corporation, Ernie G.
Sapieha, President & C.E.O. or Norm G. Knecht, V.P. Finance & C.F.O.,
Telephone: (403) 237-9400, Fax (403) 237-9410, Website:
www.comptonpetroleum.com, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org