Daylight Resources Trust

Daylight Resources Trust

October 03, 2007 08:32 ET

Daylight Resources Trust Announces Closing of $125,000,000 Convertible Unsecured Subordinated Debenture Financing

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2007) - Daylight Resources Trust ("Daylight") (TSX:DAY.UN) is pleased to announce today's closing of its previously announced "bought deal" financing. At closing, $125,000,000 principal amount of 8.5% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures, Series B (the "Series B Debentures") were issued. The Series B Debentures are listed and posted for trading on the TSX under the symbol "DAY.DB.B".

The Series B Debentures have a face value of $1,000 per Debenture, a coupon of 8.5%, a maturity date of October 31, 2012 and are convertible into trust units of Daylight at a price of $8.60 per trust unit. The Series B Debentures pay interest semi-annually on October 31 and April 30, commencing with the initial interest payment on April 30, 2008.

The offering was underwritten by an underwriting syndicate co-led by Scotia Capital Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. and included National Bank Financial Inc., Canaccord Capital Corporation, Dundee Securities Corporation, Cormark Securities Inc. and Tristone Capital Inc.

Net proceeds from the financing will be used to fully repay and retire $70 million drawn under our bridge credit facility and also reduce outstanding indebtedness of Daylight under our revolving term credit facility, which may be redrawn, as needed, to fund our ongoing capital expenditure program and for general corporate purposes.

Daylight Resources Trust is a Calgary-based, open-ended, unincorporated investment trust with a high quality balanced natural gas and crude oil property base, extensive prospect inventory and large undeveloped land base that is managed by a team of highly skilled technical professionals. Daylight's properties include focused high potential assets in the Peace River Arch and West Central Alberta complemented by stable production and repeatable opportunities in Southern and Eastern Alberta. Daylight's prospect inventory is balanced across natural gas and crude oil with near, medium, long-term and high impact opportunities. Daylight's large undeveloped land base provides additional prospects to create value through our highly skilled technical teams as well as through selective farm outs to targeted industry partners. Daylight has approximately 77 million trust units currently outstanding which trade on the TSX under the symbol DAY.UN. Daylight Series A and Series B convertible debentures trade on the TSX under the symbols DAY.DB and DAY.DB.B respectively.


Forward Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements as to the internal projections, expectations, estimates or beliefs relating to future events or future performance of Daylight Resources Trust ("Daylight"), including Daylight's guidance for 2007 and the amount and type of 2007 budgeted capital expenditures set forth herein. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may", "will", "should", "believes", "expects", "intends", "projects", "plans", "anticipates", "estimates" or "contains" or similar words or the negative thereof. These statements represent management's expectations or beliefs concerning, among other things, future capital expenditures and future operating results and various components thereof or the economic performance of Daylight and include, without limitation, statements with respect to the future financial position, business strategy, budgets, projected costs and plans, objectives of or involving Daylight or any of its respective affiliates; amounts to be retained by Daylight for growth; the amount and timing of the payment of distributions of Daylight; payout ratios; access to credit facilities; capital taxes; income taxes; commodity prices; administration costs; commodity price risk management activities; expectation of future production rates and components of cash flow and earnings. Actual events or results may differ materially. The projections, estimates and beliefs contained in such forward-looking statements are based on management's estimates, opinions and assumptions at the time the statements were made including assumptions relating to the production performance of Daylight's oil and gas assets, the cost and competition for services throughout the oil and gas industry in 2006 and 2007 and the continuation of the current regulatory and tax regime in Canada, and necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned that events or circumstances could cause results to differ materially from those predicted. Daylight does not undertake to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release whether as to new information, future events or otherwise except as required by securities rules and regulations.

Barrels of Oil Equivalency: Barrels of oil equivalent (BOE's) may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. In accordance with NI 51-101, a BOE conversion ratio for natural gas of 6 Mcf:1bbl has been used, which is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.


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