Cyries Energy Inc.
TSX : CYS

Cyries Energy Inc.

November 09, 2006 08:57 ET

Cyries Energy Inc. Announces Closing of Bought Deal Financing

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 9, 2006) -

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Cyries Energy Inc. ("Cyries") (TSX:CYS) is pleased to announce today that it has closed its previously announced bought deal short form prospectus offering of 2,530,000 Cyries common shares at a price of $12.50 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of $31,625,000. The offering was completed through a syndicate of underwriters led by FirstEnergy Capital Corp., and included Peters & Co. Limited, GMP Securities L.P., Clarus Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Scotia Capital Inc. and Tristone Capital Inc. The offering included 330,000 common shares which were issued upon the exercise, in full, of an over-allotment option which was granted by Cyries to the underwriters.

Proceeds from the offering will be used to fund an increase in Cyries' 2007 capital expenditures from $130 million to $160 million. The majority of the increase to Cyries' 2007 capital expenditures will be focused on the Deep Basin, including the Gold Creek Halfway light oil pool.

Cyries Energy Inc. is a publicly traded Canadian energy company involved in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and crude oil in western Canada. Its common shares trade on the TSX under the symbol "CYS".

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction. The Cyries Energy Inc. common shares have not been nor will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, and they may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of such Act.

Certain information included in this press release is forward-looking. Forward-looking statements regarding possible events, conditions or results are based on assumptions about future economic conditions and courses of action and include future orientated financial information with respect to prospective results of operations, financial position and cash flows of Cyries. Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements relating to the future financial position, business strategy, budgets, projected costs, capital expenditures, financial results, taxes and plans and objectives of or involving Cyries and potential acquisitions. Many of these statements can be identified by looking for words such as "believe", "expects", "expected", "will", "intends", "projects", "anticipates", "estimates", "continues", or similar words.

Although Cyries believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties some of which are described in Cyries' annual information form and other continuous disclosure documents. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Cyries' actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any conclusion, forecast, projection of future performance or results of operations expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and Cyries does not undertake any obligation, except as required under applicable law, to publicly update or revise such statements to reflect new information, subsequent or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • CYRIES ENERGY INC.
    Donald F. Archibald
    Chairman & C.E.O.
    (403) 262-9609
    (403) 262-0055 (FAX)