PHOENIX, ARIZONA and SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA--(Marketwired - Sept. 3, 2014) - Core Resource Management, Inc. (OTCQB:CRMI) ("Core") and Nitro Petroleum, Inc. (OTCQB:NTRO) ("Nitro") announced today that the two companies, together with Core Resource Management Holding Co. ("CRMI-H"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Core, have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement") (dated August 28, 2014), pursuant to which, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions, CRMI-H will merge with and into Nitro (the "Merger"), with Nitro becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Core.
Upon the consummation of the Merger, based on the number of shares of Nitro common stock outstanding on August 28, 2014, each outstanding share of Nitro common stock (other than shares held by those Nitro stockholders properly exercising dissenters' rights) would be converted into .0952 shares of CRMI common stock (ratio 10.5 to 1), and that number of shares will depend on the number outstanding with the division ratio as properly accounted. The number of shares of CRMI common stock that may actually be issued with respect to a share of Nitro common stock is subject to modification in the event additional shares of Nitro common stock are issued prior to the consummation of the Merger. Nitro stockholders will receive cash in lieu of fractional shares of CRMI. Core will file an S-4 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") to register all shares of common stock issuable to the Nitro shareholders upon consummation of the Merger. The Merger is subject to the approval of Nitro's shareholders.
Nitro's properties are located within the prolific Oklahoma Anadarko basin, an area noted for long life oilfields, excellent historical well control, relatively shallow target payzones, and superior wellbore economics. Nitro boasts a significant inventory of low risk, low cost and high rate of return drilling, behind pipe, salt water disposal, offset and/or rework/recompletions in the Mid Continent region. As leasehold ownership in this area has long been fragmented, excellent potential exists for bolt-on acquisitions and drilling opportunities. These properties, along with Cores Texas properties will become the main operating regions for the post-merger company.
In order to create the best team of industry experts possible, and facilitate the best value of the business combination in the proposed Merger, the Board of Directors of Core and Nitro determined that it is in the best interests of both companies that Mr. Jim Borem and Mr. Larry Wise will remain on as active management to utilize their skill sets within the oil industry. Together the two boast over Seventy Five Years of industry experience and successful property management. Mr. Borem, Nitro's present Chief Executive Officer, will continue to serve in that capacity and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nitro to facilitate the merger. Post-Merger, Mr. Borem will resign as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nitro, and immediately commence serving as a Chief Operating Officer of Core Resource Management, Inc. Mr. Borem entered into a two year employment agreement with Core to serve in such capacity. Mr. James Clark's, Core present Chief Executive Officer will continue to serve in that capacity post-merger. Following the Merger, it is planned that Mr. Wise will become the Executive of Field Operations to Core with responsibility to oversee the Company's operations and planned acquisitions. Mr. Phillip Nuciola III, will remain Chairman of the Board of Core, providing both his wealth of banking experience, capital market expertise, and management success to lead the combined companies into the future.
Managements of both Core and Nitro feel strongly that the combination of Richfield's properties and Core's current cash on hand and access to additional capital will create an outstanding opportunity to fully exploit and develop Richfield's significant, primarily oil producing asset base. Further, Nitro management feels that with its field expertise and Core's Capital Markets experience, the two companies will have an escalated synergy that will drive shareholder value.
Chief Executive Officer, James Borem commented, "The merger will unlock value to the Shareholders and allow the company to be part of a larger growth model. Nitro's positioning within the Oklahoma region will combine nicely with CRMI proven business plan. Larry Wise and I are thrilled at the proposition of becoming part of the new management team. We both feel we will be able to contribute and assist with locating new asset targets, vetting Corporate deals from an oil and gas expert perspective, and help to risk manage and operate current holdings." Larry Wise added, "I told my momma when I grew up I wanted to be a Cowboy; but I thought next best thing is being an oil man, this deal lets me focus on that ambition, but on a larger level. It also lets me spend more time in the field for development and risk management and less time in the office. Because I believe you should trust your neighbor, but brand your cattle."
About Core Resource Management, Inc.
Core Resource Management, Inc. (OTCQB:CRMI) ("CORE") (www.coreresource.net) is a Phoenix-based oil & gas company engaged in the acquisition of existing oil & gas production in partnership with established oil & gas operators in Texas and the Southwest.
About Nitro Petroleum, Inc.
Nitro Petroleum, Inc. (OTCQB:NTRO) ("Nitro") (www.nitro-petroleum.com) - Nitro Petroleum is an Oklahoma based oil & gas drilling and production company, that holds undervalued drilling prospects in the mid-continent region of the United States. Nitro focuses heavily on creating both growth and value through developmental drilling and carefully screened mineral "plays" located in proven undeveloped or overlooked fields.
Important Information for Investors and Shareholders:
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. In connection with the proposed transaction between Core and Nitro, both Companies will file relevant materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including a Core registration statement on Form S-4 that will include a proxy statement of Nitro that also constitutes a prospectus of Core, and a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to shareholders of Nitro. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF CORE AND NITRO ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and security holders will be mailed copies and will be able to obtain additional free copies of the registration statement and the joint proxy statement/prospectus (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by Core and Nitro through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Additional copies and continually updated information will be available on the websites of Core and Nitro free of charge. (www.nitro-petroleum.com) (www.coreresource.net)
Core, Nitro, their respective directors and certain of their executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of Core is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, which was filed with the SEC on April 15, 2014, and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the SEC website. Biographies of each officer and board member may be found on the company web site. Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitations and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available. Information about the directors and executive officers of Nitro is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, which was filed with the SEC on January 31, 2014. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above. Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitations and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.
This press release statement is being made in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission Guidelines for 8-K reporting, Item 1.01, disclosure of a material definitive agreement.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
Certain statements in this communication regarding the proposed transaction between Core and Nitro, including any statements regarding the expected timetable for completing the transaction, benefits and synergies of the transaction, future opportunities for the combined company and products, and any other statements regarding Core and Nitro's future expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, financial conditions, assumptions or future events or performance that are not historical facts are "forward- looking" statements made within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as "may", "believe," "anticipate," "could," "should," "intend," "plan," "will," "expect(s)," "estimate(s)," "project(s)," "forecast(s)," "positioned," "strategy," "outlook," and similar expressions. All such forward-looking statements involve estimates and assumptions that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed in the statements. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements are the following: the timing to consummate the proposed transaction; the risk that a condition to closing of the proposed transaction may not be satisfied; the risk that a regulatory approval that may be required for the proposed transaction is not obtained or is obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated; Cores' ability to achieve the synergies and value creation contemplated by the proposed transaction; Cores' ability to promptly, efficiently and effectively integrate Nitro's operations into those of Core; and the diversion of management time on transaction-related issues.
Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in Cores' and Nitros' respective filings with the SEC, including their most recent Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form Core and Nitro assume no obligation to update any forward- looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof. The information herein is subject to change without notice. Nitro Petroleum, Inc. or its management shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.