Fairmount Energy Inc.
TSX VENTURE : FMT

Fairmount Energy Inc.

October 31, 2007 07:47 ET

Fairmount Energy Announces Bought Deal Private Placement

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2007) -

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Fairmount Energy Inc. ("Fairmount" or the "Corporation")(TSX VENTURE:FMT) announces that it has entered into an agreement with an underwriting syndicate led by Dundee Securities Corporation and including Acumen Capital Finance Partners Limited, GMP Securities L.P. and Blackmont Capital Inc. relating to the bought deal private placement of 2,143,000 common shares on a flow-through basis ("Flow-Through Shares") at a price of $1.40 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds of $3,000,200. Fairmount has also granted to the underwriters an option, exercisable 48 hours prior to closing, to purchase an additional 1,429,000 Flow-Through Shares at the issue price for further proceeds of $2,000,600. If fully subscribed the total gross proceeds of the offering would total $5,000,800. In consideration of their services, the Underwriters will receive a cash commission on the gross proceeds raised. The offering is scheduled to close on November 16, 2007.

The Flow-Through Shares will be issued pursuant to prospectus exemptions available under applicable securities legislation in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario. Up to 300,000 Flow-Through Shares may be purchased by officers, directors and employees of the Corporation.

The proceeds of the offering will be used to fund the Corporation's ongoing exploration activities. The gross proceeds from the sale of the Flow-Through Shares will be used to incur eligible Canadian Exploration Expenses as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada) which will be renounced in favor of the subscribers for the 2007 taxation year.

Closing of the offering is subject to the receipt of all requisite regulatory and stock exchange approvals. The shares issued pursuant to the offering will be subject to a four-month hold period from the date of the closing of the private placement. The Flow-Through Shares have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of such Act.

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ADVISORY: This press release contains forward-looking statements. More particularly, this press release contains statements concerning the anticipated closing date of the offering and the anticipated use of the proceeds of the offering.

Although Fairmount believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because Fairmount can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties.

The closing of the offering could be delayed if Fairmount is not able to obtain the necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals on the time lines it has planned. The offering will not be completed at all if these approvals are not obtained or some other condition to the closing is not satisfied. Accordingly, there is a risk that the offering will not be completed within the anticipated time or at all.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and Fairmount undertakes no obligations to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Fairmount Energy Inc.
    Joseph S. Durante
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 355-0440
    or
    Fairmount Energy Inc.
    Ryan Michaluk
    Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer
    (403) 355-0453