Western Energy Services Corp. Announces Increase to Credit Facility


CALGARY, April 15 /CNW/ - Western Energy Services Corp. (the "Company")(TSX Venture :WRG) announces that it has increased its credit facility with its existing lender. The credit facility will consist of a $5 million operating demand revolving loan (the "Operating Facility"), and a $45 million 364-day committed extendible revolving credit facility (the "Revolving Facility"). The purpose of the Revolving Facility is to assist the Company in completing corporate acquisitions and financing the construction of additional equipment. In addition, the Revolving Facility will initially be used to consolidate certain indebtedness acquired from Horizon Drilling Inc. and Cedar Creek Drilling Ltd. After consolidation, the Company will have approximately $39 million in available credit under the Revolving Facility and $5 million under the Operating Facility. These loans require interest to be paid monthly with no scheduled principal repayment unless the Revolving Facility is not extended. If not extended, the Revolving Facility is capped and repayable over the ensuing two year period by monthly principal and interest payments. Amounts borrowed under the Operating Facility will bear interest at the bank's prime rate plus 1.50% and amounts borrowed under the Revolving Facility will bear interest at the Company's option of either the bank's prime rate plus 1.5% to 2.0% or the banker's acceptance rate plus 3.0% to 3.5% depending, in each case, on the ratio of funded debt to EBITDA.

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.

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SOURCE Western Energy Services Corp.

For further information: For further information: Dale E. Tremblay, Chief Executive Officer, (403) 262-9439; Alex MacAusland, President & COO, (403) 262-9013; Jeffrey K. Bowers, VP Finance & CFO, (403) 262-9548

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