Anderson Energy Ltd.
TSX : AXL

Anderson Energy Ltd.

May 18, 2011 15:19 ET

Anderson Energy Ltd. Announces $40 Million Convertible Debenture Bought Deal

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) -

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Anderson Energy Ltd. ("Anderson" or the "Company") (TSX:AXL) announced today a public offering, on a "bought deal" basis, of $40.0 million principal amount of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures, at a price of $1,000 per debenture, with an interest rate of 7.25% per annum, payable semi-annually on the last day of June and December commencing on December 31, 2011 (the "Debentures"). The Debentures will mature on June 30, 2017.

The Company has granted the underwriters an option, exercisable at the issue price for a period of up to 30 days following the Closing, to purchase up to an additional 15% of the issue amount to cover over-allotments, if any.

The offering is being made through a syndicate of underwriters led by BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets.

The Debentures will be convertible at the holder's option into common shares of the Company at a conversion price of $1.70 per common share. The debentures will not be redeemable prior to June 30, 2014. On and after June 30, 2014 and prior to June 30, 2016, the Debentures may be redeemed in whole or in part from time to time at the Company's option, at a price equal to their principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest, provided that the volume weighted average trading price of the common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange for the 20 consecutive trading days preceding the date on which the notice of redemption is given is not less than 125% of the Conversion Price. On or after June 30, 2016 and prior to maturity, the Debentures may be redeemed in whole or in part at the option of the Company on not more than 60 days and not less than 30 days prior notice at a price equal to their principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest.

The net proceeds of the offering will be used to repay indebtedness of the Company and for general corporate purposes.

The offering is subject to normal regulatory approvals, including approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange, and is expected to close on or about June 8, 2011.

The Debentures have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any states securities laws and may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United States or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirement of such act or any applicable states securities laws. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the United States.

Certain statements made herein contain forward-looking information, including statements concerning the anticipated closing date of the offering and the anticipated use of proceeds. Although Anderson believes these statements to be reasonable, the assumptions upon which they are based may prove to be incorrect. The transaction might not proceed or closing could be delayed unless and until certain conditions customary for transactions of this kind are satisfied.

Contact Information

  • Anderson Energy Ltd.
    Brian Dau
    President & CEO
    (403) 262-6307