Divestco Inc.

Divestco Inc.

May 19, 2006 10:59 ET

Divestco Files Preliminary Short Form Prospectus Related to an Offering of Common Shares

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - May 19, 2006) -


DIVESTCO INC. (TSX VENTURE:DVT) ("Divestco" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that it has filed a preliminary short form prospectus and related documents with securities regulatory authorities, in connection with a proposed offering of its common shares.

TD Securities Inc. and Blackmont Capital Inc. will act as lead agents together with a syndicate made up of FirstEnergy Capital Corp. and Northern Securities Inc.. The final terms of the offering will be determined at the time of pricing and closing is expected to occur on June 22, 2006. Divestco expects that gross proceeds of the offering, including any over-allotment options, will be approximately C$25 million. The Corporation intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for potential asset/share acquisitions in Canada and the U.S., with the balance being used for working capital and general corporate purposes.

This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the United States. The securities to be sold in the Offering have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws of any state, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements.

Divestco is an innovative software, data, services, and consulting company providing integrated solutions for the oil and gas industry. By implementing a strategy of integration between our software, services, and datasets, and potentially all three together, we are creating a unique set of offerings. Divestco is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "DVT".

Statements in this document that may be considered forward-looking are based on management's current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated.

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Contact Information

  • Divestco Inc.
    Mr. Stephen Popadynetz
    Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 218-6466
    Divestco Inc.
    Mr. Roderick Chisholm
    Chief Financial Officer
    (403) 218-6450
    Website: www.divestco.com