Connacher increases bought deal financing to $45 million


    CALGARY, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - Connacher Oil and Gas Limited (CLL-TSX)
announces that it has agreed to increase the size of the financing announced
earlier today. The Corporation will now issue 9,000,000 flow-through common
shares ("Flow-Through Shares") on a "bought deal" basis for gross proceeds of
$45 million ($5.00 per Flow-Through Share). Connacher has granted the
underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional
1,350,000 Flow-Through Shares on the same terms and conditions, exercisable in
whole or in part up to 30 days following closing of the offering. The
underwriting syndicate is led by RBC Capital Markets and includes GMP
Securities L.P., Orion Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd., TD Securities
Inc., D&D Securities Company, Desjardins Securities Inc. and HSBC Securities
(Canada) Inc. The Offering is expected to close on or about November 16, 2007.

    This press release is not an offer to sell securities or the solicitation
of an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction. Securities may not be
offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable
exemption from registration. Any public offering of securities to be made in
the United States would be made by means of a prospectus that would be
obtainable from Connacher and that would contain detailed information about
Connacher and management, as well as financial statements.

    Connacher Oil and Gas Limited is a Calgary-based Canadian company
primarily engaged in the exploration for, and development, production,
refining and marketing of, bitumen, crude oil, natural gas and refined
petroleum products. The company's principal assets are its significant bitumen
reserves and resources and its 100 percent working interest in approximately
95,000 acres of oil sands leases in the Divide and Halfway Creek regions near
Fort McMurray, Alberta. It also owns conventional production and reserves at
Marten Creek and Three Hills, Alberta and at Battrum, Saskatchewan. Connacher
owns and operates a 9,500 barrel per day refinery in Great Falls, Montana and
maintains a valuable 26 percent equity stake in Petrolifera Petroleum Limited
(PDP - TSX), a public company active in Argentina, Colombia and Peru in South

    Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains certain
"forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities law
including statements regarding the Corporation's exploration and development
plans, the proposed restructuring of the Corporation's current debt facilities
and, the ability of the Corporation to raise additional debt and equity
financing. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words
such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate",
"estimate", "may", "will", "would", "potential", "proposed" and other similar
words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur.
These statements are only predictions. Forward-looking information is based on
the opinions and estimates of management at the date the information is
provided, and is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other
factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from
those projected in the forward-looking information. These factors include the
inherent risks involved in the exploration and development of oil sands
properties, difficulties or delays in start-up operations, the uncertainties
involved in interpreting drilling results and other geological data,
fluctuating oil prices, the possibility of unanticipated costs and expenses,
uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in
the future and other factors including unforeseen delays. As an oil sands
enterprise in the development stage, Connacher faces risks including those
associated with exploration, development, start-up, approvals and the ability
to access sufficient capital from external sources. For a description of the
risks and uncertainties facing Connacher and its business and affairs, readers
should refer to Connacher's Annual Information Form for the year ended
December 31, 2006. Connacher undertakes no obligation to update
forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or
opinions should change, unless required by law. The reader is cautioned not to
place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

For further information:

For further information: Richard A. Gusella, President and Chief
Executive Officer, Connacher Oil and Gas Limited, Phone: (403) 538-6201, Fax:
(403) 538-6225,,

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