Cub Energy Inc.

Cub Energy Inc.

December 04, 2014 08:00 ET

Cub Energy Inc.: New Ukraine Government and Banking Developments

HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwired - Dec. 4, 2014) - Cub Energy Inc. ("Cub" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:KUB) comments on the potential impact of new decrees from the Ukrainian government and the National Bank of Ukraine.

As reported in our press release of September 29, 2014, the Management Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (the "Bank") announced Resolution No. 591, which prohibited several types of foreign exchange transactions including among other things, the ability of companies to pay dividends to foreign shareholders until December 2, 2014. The Bank has now issued Resolution No. 758 effective December 3, 2014, which extends those restrictions with some minor modifications for an additional three months to March 3, 2015. The Company is evaluating a number of funding alternatives to ensure that its current capital program continues uninterrupted.

In November 2014, the Ukrainian government issued a decree which requires the largest gas consumers in Ukraine (the "Naftogaz List") to purchase their gas from the state owned company, National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz ("Naftogaz"), effective December 1, 2014 until the end of February, 2015. Tysagaz LLC ("Tysagaz"), Cub's 100%-owned subsidiary, and KUB-Gas LLC ("KUB-Gas"), Cub's 30%-owned subsidiary, currently sells its production through local gas traders. At that time, those traders informed management that all production was being sold to companies not on the Naftogaz List.

The Naftogaz List has been expanded and, while management believes it will be able to continue to sell all its gas, it is uncertain as to whether other private producers will be able to find new customers to replace those lost to Naftogaz. This may lead to increased competition for the remaining creditworthy consumers.

These new developments are being considered by the Company as it sets its 2015 capital budget.

About Cub Energy Inc.

Cub Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KUB) is an upstream oil and gas company, with a proven track record of exploration and production cost efficiency in the Black Sea region. The Company's strategy is to implement western technology and capital, combined with local expertise and ownership, to increase value in its undeveloped land base, creating and further building a portfolio of producing oil and gas assets within a high pricing environment.

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