BrazAlta Resources Corp.

BrazAlta Resources Corp.

December 20, 2007 10:42 ET

BrazAlta Resources Corp. Completes $5,500,000 Private Placement

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 20, 2007) -


BrazAlta Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BRX) ("BrazAlta" or the "Corporation"), is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced private placement (the "Financing") of 9,917,364 Common Shares of the Corporation ("Common Shares"), at a price of $0.55 per Common Share for aggregate gross proceeds of $5,454,550. The securities are subject to a four-month hold period. The Financing was led by FirstEnergy Capital Corp. and included Westwind Partners Inc. An additional 82,636 Common Shares for gross proceeds of $45,450 were issued on a non-brokered basis to Brazilian based employees of BrazAlta, for total gross proceeds of $5,500,000. Management and insiders of the Corporation acquired 1,144,364 Common Shares in the Financing. The Corporation intends to use the net proceeds to pay for additional drilling rig equipment through BCH Ltd., exploration and development program activity and general corporate purposes. The Financing remains subject to TSX Venture Exchange final approval. Following the completion of the Financing, the Corporation has 90,009,661 Common Shares issued and outstanding.

BrazAlta is a publicly traded Canadian based international oil and gas corporation with operations in Brazil, Northern Ireland and Canada.

BCH Ltd. is BrazAlta's drilling services subsidiary which provides drilling and workover services in Brazil.

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy the securities in any jurisdiction. The common shares may be offered or sold in other eligible foreign jurisdictions and to U.S. buyers on a private placement basis pursuant to an applicable exemption from registration requirements in Rule 144-A or Regulation D of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

This press release may contain statements within the meaning of safe harbour provisions as defined under Securities Laws and Regulations. The above statements are based on the current expectations and beliefs of BrazAlta's management and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results to differ materially from those described above. BrazAlta does not undertake any responsibility with regard to the accuracy of this press release nor the obligation to update the abovementioned information.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The Corporation cannot assure that actual results will be consistent with these forward looking statements. They are made as of the date hereof and are subject to change and the Corporation assumes no obligation to revise or update them to reflect new circumstances, except as required by law. Prospective investors should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements. These factors include the inherent risks involved in the exploration for and development of crude oil and natural gas properties, the uncertainties involved in interpreting drilling results and other geological and geophysical data, fluctuating energy prices, the possibility of cost overruns or unanticipated costs or delays and other uncertainties associated with the oil and gas industry. Other risk factors could include risks associated with negotiating with foreign governments as well as country risk associated with conducting international activities, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Corporation. A barrel of oil equivalent (boe) is derived by converting gas to oil in the ratio of six thousand cubic feet of gas to oil and may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead, especially in various international jurisdictions.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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