Cobalt Energy Ltd.

Cobalt Energy Ltd.

June 17, 2008 14:59 ET

Cobalt Updates Proposed Financing

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) -


Cobalt Energy Ltd. ("Cobalt" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CB.A) (TSX VENTURE:CB.B) announces today it has amended the proposed financing previously announced on May 26, 2008 which is associated with the intended purchase of certain lands and producing assets in the Woking area of Alberta (the "Acquisition").

Cobalt intends to complete a private placement of up to 4,000,000 common Class A share subscription receipts ("Common Share Subscription Receipts") at an issue price of $0.40 per Common Share Subscription Receipt and up to 3,500,000 flow-through Class A share subscription receipts ("Flow-Through Subscription Receipts") at an issue price of $0.45 per Flow-Through Subscription Receipt for gross proceeds of up to $3,575,000 (the "Offering"). A finders fee of 6% will be paid to certain arm's length parties in connection with the private placement. Closing of the Offering is expected to occur on or about June 24, 2008.

Each Common Share Subscription Receipt will entitle the holder to receive one Class A common share of the Company and each Flow-Through Subscription Receipt will entitle the holder to receive one Class A common share of the Company to be issued on a "flow-through" basis without further payment or action on the part of the holder, subject to the completion of the Acquisition. The gross proceeds of the Offering will be deposited in escrow pending the closing of the Acquisition. If the Acquisition closes on or before July 15, 2008, the net proceeds of the Offering will be released to the Company for the purposes of completing the Acquisition.

The Common Share Subscription Receipts, Flow-Through Subscription Receipts and underlying Class A common shares will be subject to a four month hold period from the date of closing the Offering. The transaction is subject to receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals.

Cobalt participates in the exploration, development and production of conventional crude oil and natural gas reserves in western Canada. The Company's strategy is to build shareholder value through internally generated exploration and development drilling and through selective acquisitions.

Reader Advisory - This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, which include assumptions with respect to completion of an acquisition, funds from financing, increase to production and reserves and use of capital. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information may prove to be incorrect. All such forward looking statements involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks associated with oil and gas exploration, development, exploitation, production, marketing and transportation, loss of markets, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserve estimates, environmental risks, competition from other producers, tax treatment (including royalties), inability to retain drilling rigs and other services, delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, the impact of general economic conditions in Canada, the United States and overseas, industry conditions, changes in laws and regulations (including the adoption of new environmental laws and regulations) and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and market valuations of companies with respect to announced transactions and the final valuations thereof, and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities. The Company'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 events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits, including the amount of proceeds, that the Company will derive therefrom. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to the Company 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 Company 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. BOE or boe/d may be misleading particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion of 6mcf:1bbl is based as an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not necessarily represent a value equivalency at the well head.

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