Blacksteel Energy Inc.
TSX VENTURE : BEY

Blacksteel Energy Inc.

May 01, 2013 17:06 ET

Blacksteel Energy Inc. Announces Initial Closing of Private Placement

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) -

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Blacksteel Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEY) ("Blacksteel" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that it has completed an initial closing of its previously announced non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of $390,600 (the "Initial Closing"). The Corporation anticipates a final closing to occur by approximately May 31, 2013.

The Initial Closing consisted of: (a) the issuance of 550,000 common shares (the "Common Shares") of the Corporation on a "flow-through" basis pursuant to the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Flow-Through Shares") at a subscription price of $0.15 per Flow-Through Share for gross proceeds of $82,500; and (b) the issuance of 2,370,000 units (the "Units") of the Corporation at a price of $0.13 per Unit for gross proceeds of $308,100. Each Unit consists of one Common Share and one warrant (the "Warrant"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder to acquire an additional Common Share at an exercise price of $0.20 on or before April 30, 2014.

Blacksteel paid a finder's fee to Canaccord Genuity Corp. under the Initial Closing of a cash commission equal to $39,060, an option to purchase up to 55,000 Common Shares at an exercise price of $0.15 and an additional option entitling it to acquire up to 237,000 Units at an exercise price of $0.13. The options expire twelve months from the date of issuance.

All of the securities issued in connection with the Initial Closing are subject to a four-month hold period under applicable Canadian securities laws expiring September 1, 2013. The net proceeds of the Financing will be used as previously announced in the Corporation's press release dated April 18, 2013.

Blacksteel is a junior oil and gas company involved in the exploration, exploitation, development and production of petroleum and natural gas resources. The focus of the company remains on establishing a low risk, high net back, light oil weighted platform to build the company. The Corporation has a 100% working interest in a four section petroleum and natural gas lease in the Del Bonita Area of Southern Alberta, which it believes may have Bakken potential. It also has a 25% working interest in one section of land in the Crossfield area, which the Corporation believes is oil prospective in the Elkton formation, and varying working interests of 22% - 37.5% in 1840 acres of Crown land in the Devon area of Alberta.

Forward-Looking Information Cautionary Statement: This document contains forward-looking statements regarding the business and operations of Blacksteel. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained herein are forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws. In particular, statements as to the Corporation's anticipated transactions are forward-looking statements. These forward looking-statements are based upon various assumptions. The Corporation's actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the plans, intentions or expectations anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefit the Corporation will derive there from. All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to the Corporation or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release and the Corporation does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

Any failure to comply with this restriction may constitute a violation of U.S. Securities Laws.

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