Toscana Energy Income Corporation announces closing of $5 million convertible Debenture Private Placement following previous closing of $15 million convertible Debenture Prospectus Offering

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CALGARY, June 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Toscana Energy Income Corporation (the "Company") (TSX Venture: TEI) is pleased to announce the successful closing of the previously announced private placement offering (the "Private Placement") of $5.0 million aggregate principal amount of 6.75% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures (the "Debentures") to affiliates and designees of Sprott Inc. at a price of $1,000 per Debenture.  This closing follows the previously announced closing of the Company's public offering (the "Public Offering") on June 11, 2013 of $15.0 million aggregate principal amount of Debentures sold by a syndicate of underwriters at a price of $1,000 per Debenture.  The aggregate gross proceeds raised by the Company in connection with both offerings is $20 million.  The Debentures issued under the Public Offering are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "TEI.DB". The Debentures issued under the Private Placement have been conditionally approved for listing by the TSX Venture Exchange following the expiry of the four month restricted period on October 19, 2013.

About Toscana Energy Income Corporation

Toscana Energy Income Corporation is a conventional oil and gas producer with the mandate to acquire high quality, long life oil and gas assets including royalties, non-operated working interests and unitized production for yield and capital appreciation. Toscana Energy Income Corporation is managed by Sprott Toscana through Toscana Energy Corporation. Sprott Toscana is a member of the Sprott Group of Companies.

About Sprott Toscana

Sprott Toscana (formerly Toscana Merchant Group) is a team of Calgary-based energy specialists that manage three separate businesses: Toscana Energy Income Corporation (through Toscana Energy Corporation), Toscana Financial Income Trust and Maple Leaf Energy Income LPs. In July 2012, Toscana Merchant Group joined the Sprott Group of Companies when it was acquired by Sprott Inc. (TSX: SII), Canada's leading alternative asset manager and a global leader in resource investing.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE: Toscana Energy Income Corporation

For further information:

please visit our website at www.sprott-toscana.com or contact:

Joseph S. Durante, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (403) 410-6793
Fax: (403) 444-0090
E-Mail: jdurante@toscanacapital.com

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