Quaterra Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : QTA
NYSE Amex : QMM

Quaterra Resources Inc.

September 10, 2009 15:41 ET

Quaterra Announces Completion of Non-Brokered Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2009) - Quaterra Resources Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:QTA)(NYSE Amex:QMM) today announced that it has executed the Subscription agreements and Closed (conditional on NYSE Amex acceptance ) its offering for 8,235,643 Units for gross proceeds of $4,941,386 (together with 122,400 Shares/Units for Finder's fees incurred in making the offering) and is seeking TSX Venture Exchange and NYSE Amex ("Exchange") approval for completion of the non-brokered private placement offering (the "Offering") on this basis.

The Company previously announced an offering as consisting of 10,000,000 Units at CDN $0.60 per Unit. Reduction of the offering to 8,235,643 Units is necessary to comply with limitations imposed under NYSE Amex Rules.

Each Unit is comprised of one common equity share and one non-transferable full share warrant exercisable to purchase one additional common equity share at a price of CDN $0.75 for a period of two years subsequent to the closing of the Offering.

One whole non transferable full share purchase warrant allows the holder the right to purchase one common share at a price of CDN $0.75. Warrant expiry date is 24 months from date of redemption or conversion.

The Offering is subject to restrictions on trading in Canada for a period of four months from the date of issue of such securities. In addition, in the United States, sales may only be effected outside the United States in accordance with Rule 904 of Regulation S and applicable State securities laws or effected in the United States in accordance with other exemptions from registration under U.S. securities laws and applicable State securities laws.

Finders' fees may be paid in cash, stock or a combination thereof, by the Company in relation to this Offering, conditional on regulatory acceptance.

Proceeds of the Offering will be used to fund the Company's exploration programs at the Company's Nieves and Americas-Mirasol silver and gold projects in Mexico and at the MacArthur and Yerington copper projects in Nevada, as well as general and administration expenses.

Quaterra Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:QTA)(NYSE Amex:QMM) is a junior exploration company focused on making significant mineral discoveries in North America. The Company uses in-house expertise and its extensive network of consultants, prospectors and industry contacts to identify, acquire and evaluate prospects in mining-friendly jurisdictions with the potential to host large and/or high-grade base metal, precious metal or uranium deposits. The Company's preference is to 1of 2 acquire a 100% interest in properties on reasonable terms and maintain this interest through initial exploration and evaluation.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Scott Hean, Chief Financial Officer, Quaterra Resources Inc.

Statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as the term is defined in the private securities litigation reform act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from estimated results. Quaterra relies upon litigation protection for forward-looking statements.

This press release, required by applicable Canadian laws, is not for distribution to U.S. news services or for dissemination in the United States, and does not constitute an offer of the securities described herein. These securities have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any State securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons unless registered or exempt therefrom.

For further information about the Offering, please contact Quaterra's Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Scott Hean on ph: 604-681-9059. Expanded information on the Company's projects is described on our website at www.quaterra.com or contact Nicole Rizgalla at 1-888-456-1112, 604-681-9059 or email: corpdev@quaterra.com.

The TSX Venture Exchange and the NYSE Amex have not reviewed and do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this news release, which has been prepared by management.

Contact Information

  • Quaterra Resources Inc.
    Mr. Scott Hean
    Chief Financial Officer
    604-681-9059
    604-688-4670 (FAX)
    or
    Quaterra Resources Inc.
    Nicole Rizgalla
    1-888-456-1112 or 604-681-9059
    corpdev@quaterra.com
    www.quaterra.com