CALGARY, Nov. 24 /CNW/ - Tuscany Energy Ltd. announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the issuance of stock options, effective November 24, 2009, to purchase 750,000 common shares of the Corporation at a price of $0.10 per share, the closing price of the Company's shares on the TSX-Venture Exchange on November 23, 2009, exercisable until November 24, 2014.
The options are being issued, in accordance with Tuscany's Share Option Plan approved by Shareholders on June 18, 2008. Options are being issued to three new directors added to the Board subsequent to the acquisition of Goldmark Minerals Ltd.
The total number of options outstanding after the issuance is 2,220,000, or 4.0% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Corporation.
Tuscany is an oil and gas exploration and production company based in Calgary, Alberta, with projects in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
ADVISORY: Certain information regarding the Company in this News Release including management's assessment of future plans and operations may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve risks including, without limitation, risks associated with oil and gas exploration, development, exploitation, production, marketing and transportation, loss of markets, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserve estimates, environmental risks, competition from other producers, inability to retain drilling rigs and other services, capital expenditure costs, including drilling, completion and facilities costs, unexpected decline rates in wells, wells not performing as expected, incorrect assessment of the value of acquisitions, failure to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions, delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhausted. Additional information on these and other factors that could effect the Company's operations and financial results are included in reports on file with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com) and at the Company's website (www.tuscanyenergy.com). Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.
Where amounts are expressed on a barrel of oil equivalent (boe) basis, natural gas volumes have been converted to barrels of oil at six thousand cubic feet (mcf) per barrel (bbl). Boe figures may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion of six thousand cubic feet per barrel is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. References to oil in this discussion include crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs).
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For further information: For further information: John G. F. McLeod, President, TUSCANY ENERGY LTD., Telephone: (403) 264-2398, Fax: (403) 261-4072; Robert W. Lamond, Chairman, TUSCANY ENERGY LTD., Telephone: (403) 269-9889, Fax: (403) 261-4072; TSX Venture: TUS