VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2012) -
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Africa Oil Corp. (TSX VENTURE:AOI)(OMX:AOI) ("Africa Oil" or the "Company") reports that due to strong demand it has agreed to increase the previously announced private placement. The Company will now sell on a non-brokered, private placement basis, an aggregate of up to 30 million common shares of the Company at a price of Cdn $7.75 per share for gross proceeds of up to Cdn $232.5 million. All shares have now been placed.
A 4% finder's fee may be payable on all or a portion of the private placement.
Net proceeds of the private placement will be used towards the Company's ongoing work program in East Africa as well as for general working capital purposes.
Shares issued pursuant to the private placement will be subject to a four month hold period under applicable Canadian securities laws.
The private placement is subject to regulatory approval.
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, Ethiopia and Mali as well as Puntland (Somalia) through its approximate 45% equity interest in Horn Petroleum Corporation. Africa Oil's East African holdings are in within a world-class exploration play fairway with a total gross land package in this prolific region in excess of 300,000 square kilometers. The East African Rift Basin system is one of the last of the great rift basins to be explored. New discoveries have been announced on all sides of Africa Oil's virtually unexplored land position including the major Albert Graben oil discovery in neighboring Uganda. Africa Oil's recent Ngamia-1 discovery extends the Albert Graben play into Kenya where Africa Oil along with partner Tullow Oil plc hold a dominant acreage position. Newly acquired seismic and gravity data show robust leads and prospects throughout Africa Oil's project areas. The Company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and on First North at NASDAQ OMX-Stockholm under the symbol "AOI".
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Keith C. Hill, President and CEO
Africa Oil's Certified Advisor on NASDAQ OMX First North is Pareto Öhman AB.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN OFFER OF SECURITIES FOR SALE IN THE UNITED STATES. SECURITIES MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES ABSENT REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, OR IN ACCORDANCE WITH AN EXEMPTION FROM, OR IN A TRANSACTION NOT SUBJECT TO, THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT. THE COMPANY HAS NOT REGISTERED AND DOES NOT INTEND TO REGISTER ANY OF THE SHARES UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT. THE SHARES WILL NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD TO THE PUBLIC IN THE UNITED STATES.
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