GeoPetro Resources Company Announces Closing of Private Placement



    SAN FRANCISCO, August 24 /CNW/ - GeoPetro Resources Company ("GeoPetro"
or the "Company") (AMEX:  GPR) (TSX:GEP.S) is pleased to announce that it has
satisfied all closing conditions and completed its previously announced
private placement (the "Private Placement") of 2,002,599 units ("Units") in
the securities of the Company to a group of private investors at a
subscription price of US$3.85 per Unit, for total gross proceeds of US$7.71
million. Each Unit consists of one share of common stock of the Company (the
"Common Shares") and three-tenths of one common share purchase warrant of the
Company. Each one whole warrant entitles the holder to acquire one share of
common stock at a price of $4.50 per share for a period of five years from the
closing date. Energy Capital Solutions, L.P. acted as placement agent with
respect to the Private Placement and received 60,078 common share purchase
warrants and a fee as consideration for its services.

    The Company currently has 31,583,007 Common Shares outstanding. The
proceeds of the sale of common shares will be used to fund the Company's
exploration and development program and for general working capital purposes.

    In connection with the Private Placement, the Company has agreed to file
a registration statement covering the shares with the United States Securities
and Exchange Commission.

    GeoPetro is an independent oil and natural gas company headquartered in
San Francisco, California. GeoPetro currently has projects in the United
States, Canada and Indonesia. GeoPetro has developed a producing property in
its Madisonville Project in Texas and is conducting a drilling program in East
Kalimantan, Indonesia. Elsewhere, GeoPetro has assembled a geographically
diversified portfolio of exploratory and appraisal prospects.

    Cautionary Statements

    This news release contains forward-looking information. Statements
contained in this news release relating to future results, events and
expectations are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A
of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements involve
known and unknown risks, uncertainties, scheduling, re-scheduling and other
factors which may cause the actual results, performance, schedules or
achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different
from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by
such statements. Such factors include, among others, those described in the
Company's Annual Report on Form 10K on file with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission.

    No stock exchange or regulatory authority has approved or disapproved of
the information contained herein. GeoPetro's common shares which trade on the
Toronto Stock Exchange contain the ".S" suffix in the trading symbol
indicating that the common shares are subject to trading restrictions imposed
pursuant to Regulation S under the 1933 Act. In particular, the common shares
which trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange may not, for a period of two years
from the date of issuance, be offered or sold to persons in the United States
or U.S. persons except in transactions exempt from registration under the 1933
Act. Hedging transactions involving the common shares must not be conducted
unless in accordance with the 1933 Act.




For further information:

For further information: GeoPetro Resources Company Stuart J. Doshi,
415-398-8186 President & CEO sdoshi@geopetro.com

Organization Profile

GEOPETRO RESOURCES COMPANY

More on this organization


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890