Anterra Energy Inc.

Anterra Energy Inc.

October 07, 2009 09:34 ET

Anterra Announces First Closing of Alliance Transaction

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2009)Anterra Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AE.A) (TSX VENTURE:AE.B) ("Anterra" or the "Company") today announced that at a special meeting of shareholders held on October 6, its shareholders approved the previously announced Investment Agreement (the "Agreement") with Alliance Success Holding Group Limited ("Alliance") of Beijing, China. The Company also announced that the Agreement was amended to permit the closing of the First Investment of 40,000,000 Class A Shares of Anterra for $0.075 per share for gross proceeds of $3.0 million (the "First Investment") to be conducted in two tranches. A total of 4,666,666 Class A Shares were acquired by Alliance on October 6 and a further 35,333,334 Class A Shares will be acquired upon the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent including the clearance by the TSX Venture Exchange of the required personal information forms. Under the terms of the Agreement, on or before December 31, 2009, Alliance shall, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent, purchase a further 150,000,000 Class A Shares of Anterra for $0.08 per share for gross proceeds of $12 million (the "Second Investment") for a total investment of $15 million. The 4,666,666 Class A shares issued are subject to a hold period under applicable securities laws of four months, expiring on February 7, 2010.

About Anterra Energy

Anterra Energy is an independent exploration, development and production company with an emerging focus on the use of advanced exploration technologies including 3-D imaging, horizontal drilling and multi-stage completions to systematically develop its portfolio of conventional and non-conventional oil and gas projects. Complementing this strong exploitation and development focus, the Company owns and operates fee-based midstream facilities in western Canada. Anterra is a public Canadian company listed on the TSXV under the symbols AE.A and AE.B. More information about Anterra is available on the Company's website at

Reader Advisory:
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, which include assumptions with respect to (i) exploration strategy; (ii) future capital expenditures; and (iii) financing strategy. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information may prove to be incorrect. All such forward-looking statements involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the ability of the Company to reach settlement with certain of its creditors, risks associated with oil and natural 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, delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, the impact of general economic conditions in Canada and the United States, industry conditions, changes in laws and regulations (including the adoption of new environmental laws and regulations) and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in foreign exchange or interest rates, and stock market volatility. The Company's actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do, what benefits, including the amount of proceeds, the Company will derive therefrom. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. 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.

51,624,558 Class A Shares

753,014 Class B Shares

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