Africa Oil Corp.

Africa Oil Corp.

February 23, 2015 17:30 ET

Africa Oil Closes US$125 Million Brokered Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 23, 2015) -


Africa Oil Corp. ("Africa Oil" or the "Company") (TSX:AOI)(OMX:AOI) is pleased to announce that it has closed the US$125,000,000 brokered private placement, previously announced on February 13, 2015. An aggregate of 57,020,270 common shares, issued at a price of SEK 18.50 (Cdn $2.74(1) equivalent) per share for gross proceeds of SEK 1,054,874,995, or US $125,000,000 equivalent, (the "Offering") have been released to investors.

The common shares were placed through a syndicate comprising Dundee Securities Europe LLP and Pareto Securities, who together acted as joint bookrunners (the "Joint Bookrunners"). A cash commission equal to 4% of the gross proceeds of the Offering was paid to the Joint Bookrunners.

Net proceeds of the private placement will be used for ongoing exploration, appraisal and development activities in East Africa, as well as for corporate development and general working capital purposes.

Subject to applicable securities laws, common shares issued to residents outside of Canada pursuant to the Offering may not be sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of on the TSX or, except pursuant to an exemption from prospectus requirements under Canadian securities laws, to any person in Canada or otherwise into Canada for a period of four months plus one day from the date of the closing of the Offering.

The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or applicable state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from such registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Africa Oil

Africa Oil Corp. is a Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Kenya and Ethiopia as well as Puntland (Somalia) through its 45% equity interest in Horn Petroleum Corporation. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and on Nasdaq Stockholm under the symbol "AOI".

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made and information contained herein constitute "forward-looking information" (within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation). Such statements and information (together, "forward looking statements") relate to future events or the Company's future performance, business prospects or opportunities. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the satisfaction of closing conditions and proposed closing date of the Offering, which are based on assumptions of management.

All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements. Statements concerning proven and probable reserves and resource estimates may also be deemed to constitute forward-looking statements and reflect conclusions that are based on certain assumptions that the reserves and resources can be economically exploited. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe" and similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. The Company believes that the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable laws. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties relating to, among other things, changes in oil prices, results of exploration and development activities, uninsured risks, regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of materials and equipment, timeliness of government or other regulatory approvals, actual performance of facilities, availability of financing on reasonable terms, availability of third party service providers, equipment and processes relative to specifications and expectations and unanticipated environmental impacts on operations. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.


Keith C. Hill, President and CEO

Based on Bloomberg time stamp exchange rates as at 18:30 GMT February 12, 2015 as follows:

USD SEK 8.439
CAD SEK 6.758

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