Canacol Energy Ltd.

Canacol Energy Ltd.

October 21, 2014 18:00 ET

Canacol Energy Ltd. Announces Cash Settlement and Cancellation of Warrants

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 21, 2014) - Canacol Energy Ltd. ("Canacol" or the "Corporation") (TSX:CNE)(OTCQX:CNNEF)(BVC:CNEC) is pleased to announce the settlement of 2,697,292 outstanding phantom warrants for US$ 3.5 million, paid in cash. The phantom warrants arose in late 2012 in connection with a past financing transaction with respect to the acquisition of Shona Energy Company, Inc. The phantom warrants were payable in cash or Canacol common shares and were set to expire on December 21, 2015, fourteen months into the future. Given recent share price volatility, the Corporation negotiated a settlement of the phantom warrants significantly below their most recently reported financial statement carrying value at June 30, 2014 of US$ 7.6 million, resulting in the expected recognition of a gain on settlement in the Corporation's consolidated statement of operations in the current period.

Canacol is an exploration and production company with operations focused in Colombia and Ecuador. The Corporation's common stock trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the OTCQX in the United States of America, and the Colombia Stock Exchange under ticker symbols CNE, CNNEF, and CNEC, respectively.

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, including without limitation statements relating to estimated production rates from the Corporation's properties and intended work programs and associated timelines. 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. Information and guidance provided herein supersedes and replaces any forward looking information provided in prior disclosures. 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.

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