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CALGARY, March 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Emerald Bay Energy Inc. (TSX Venture: EBY) (the "Corporation" or "Emerald Bay") today reported that on March 21, 2013, two (2) shareholders of the Corporation (collectively, the "Selling Shareholders") sold an aggregate of 750,000 common shares of the Corporation ("Common Shares") at a price of $0.055 per Common Share to members of the public through the assistance of Mackie Research Capital Corporation. None of the Common Shares sold by the Selling Shareholders are subject to any hold period restrictions.
Subsequent to the above sale of Common Shares, the Selling Shareholders will, subject the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange; acquire at least 750,000 units pursuant to a private placement announced on February 26, 2013. The terms of the proposed non-brokered private placement are as follows: Up to maximum of 20,000,000 units ("Units") at a subscription price of $0.05 per Unit are to be offered. Each Unit shall consist of one (1) Common Share of the Corporation and one (1) share purchase warrant (the "Warrant") (each full Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one (1) additional Common Share of the Corporation for a period of 12 months from the issuance of the Units at a price of $0.10) (the "Offering"). The Warrants are subject to an acceleration clause whereby if after four months and one day following the date the Warrants are issued, the closing price of the Common Shares of the Corporation on the principal market on which such shares trade is equal to or exceeds $0.15 for 30 consecutive trading days (with the 30th such trading date hereafter referred to as the "Eligible Acceleration Date"), the Warrant expiry date shall accelerate to the date which is 30 calendar days following the date a press release is issued by the Corporation announcing the reduced warrant term, provided, no more than five business days following the Eligible Acceleration Date: (i) the press release is issued; and (ii) notices are sent to all warrant holders. The net proceeds will be used for exploration and expansion of the Corporation's South Texas property and general working capital needs.
All of the Common Shares and Warrants issued pursuant to the private placement are subject to a 4-month hold period. Completion of the private placement is subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
ABOUT EMERALD BAY
Emerald Bay Energy Inc., based in Calgary, is a junior oil and gas producer with production properties in Western Canada and South Texas. The common shares of Emerald Bay trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EBY". Please visit our website at www.emeraldbayenergy.com.
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SOURCE: Emerald Bay Energy Inc.
For further information:
Emerald Bay Energy Inc.: President, Shelby D. Beattie, by telephone at (403) 262-6000 or by email at [email protected],
CHF Investor Relations: Robin Cook, Senior Account Manager, (416) 868-1079 x228, [email protected].