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November 12, 2018
ZENITH ENERGY LTD.
("Zenith" or the "Company")
Completion of Private Placement following Admission to Merkur Market
Zenith Energy Ltd. ("Zenith" or the "Company") (LSE: ZEN; TSX.V: ZEE; OSE: ZENA-ME) the listed international oil & gas production company operating the largest onshore oilfield in Azerbaijan, is pleased to announce the completion of a second Private Placement following its Admission to the Merkur Market of the Oslo Børs. The Merkur Market is a multilateral trading facility owned and operated by the Oslo Børs.
As announced on November 7, 2018, in order to satisfy the Merkur Market admission requirements the Company completed a private placement with Norwegian investors raising gross proceeds of NOK 7,273,850 (approximately £668,300 or CAD$1,141,600) through the placement of 20,782,429 common shares of no par value at a subscription price of NOK 0.35 per share (approximately £0.032 or CAD$0.055 per Placement Share).
On November 9, 2018 after the close of the market and as a result of market demand, Zenith completed a second private placement with Norwegian investors raising gross proceeds of NOK 1,000,000 (approximately £91,700 or CAD$157,000) through the placement of 2,857,143 common shares of no par value (the "Placement Shares") at a subscription price of NOK 0.35 per share (approximately £0.032 or CAD$0.055 per Placement Share). The Placement Shares will be issued in the form of depositary interests in the VPS, the Norwegian Central Securities Depositary. No Insider/Person Discharging Managerial Responsibility has subscribed for Placement Shares.
Following issuance of the Placement Shares on November 9, 2018, the Company has a total of 239,959,730 common shares in issue and admitted to trading on the TSX Venture Exchange. It is expected that admission to trading of the Placement Shares on the Merkur Market will take place on November 12, 2018. An application for the Placement Shares to be listed on the standard segment of the UK Official List and to be admitted to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange will be made within 12 months of the issue of the Placement Shares; the total number of common shares listed on the standard segment of the UK Official List and admitted to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange remains 216,320,158.
As announced on November 7, 2018, the net proceeds of the aforementioned private placements, completed following the Company's admission to trading on the Merkur Market, will be invested in Zenith's Azerbaijan operations.
Orion Securities acted as manager for the Private Placement.
The information included in this announcement is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
Zenith Energy Ltd
Chief Executive Officer
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +1 (587) 315 9031
Allenby Capital Limited - Financial Adviser
Tel: + 44 (0) 203 328 5656
Daniel Stewart & Company Plc - Joint Broker
Robert Emmet - Corporate Broking
Tel: + 44 (0) 207 776 6550
Optiva Securities - Joint Broker
Tel: + 44 (0) 203 137 1903
Vigo Communications - PR Adviser
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7930 0230
Orion Securities - Financial Adviser
John E Skajem
Tel: + 47 4188 7412
This announcement and the information contained herein is issued for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, including the Placement Shares.
Notes to Editors:
Zenith Energy Ltd. is an international oil and gas production company, listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX.V:ZEE) and London Stock Exchange (LSE:ZEN). In addition, the Company's common share capital was admitted to trading on the Merkur Market of the Oslo Børs (ZENA:ME) on November 8, 2018. The Merkur Market is a multilateral trading facility owned and operated by the Oslo Børs.
The Company was assigned a medium to long-term issuer credit rating of "B+" with Positive Outlook on October 8, 2018 by Arc Ratings, S.A.
The Company operates the largest onshore oilfield in Azerbaijan following the signing of a 25-year REDPSA, (Rehabilitation, Exploration, Development and Production Sharing Agreement), with SOCAR, State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic, in 2016.
The Company's primary focus is the development of its Azerbaijan operations by leveraging its technical expertise and financial resources to maximise low-cost oil production via a systematic field rehabilitation programme intended to achieve significantly increased revenue. Zenith also operates, or has working interests in, a number of natural gas production concessions in Italy. The Company's Italian operations produce natural gas, condensate and electricity.
Zenith's development strategy is to identify and rapidly seize value-accretive hydrocarbon production opportunities in the onshore oil & gas sector. The Company's Board of Directors and senior management team have the experience and technical expertise to develop the Company successfully.
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