TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 24, 2012) - Eurogas International Inc. (CNSX:EI) ("Eurogas International" or the "Corporation") today confirmed the terms of the previously announced financial commitment from its parent, Dundee Corporation, to provide the necessary financial resources to the Corporation to enable it to complete its drilling obligation, subject to certain conditions, pursuant to the terms of the Sfax Permit.
Dundee Corporation has agreed to extend and increase its revolving term credit facility with the Corporation from its original $2.5 million provided in February 2012 to $5 million. Borrowings under the facility bear interest at prime plus 1.25%. In addition, the terms of the facility provide that Dundee Corporation may, at its discretion, require Eurogas International to convert all of the amounts outstanding pursuant to the credit facility into common shares of Eurogas International, at a conversion price that is based on the fair value of the common shares at the time of the conversion, subject to a minimum conversion price of $0.05 per share. Any issuance of common shares by the Corporation will be subject to regulatory and other approvals.
While Eurogas International and Dundee Corporation are related parties, the Corporation will not be required to obtain minority shareholder approval for the potential issuance of common shares to Dundee Corporation under the credit facility, based on an available financial hardship exemption under applicable securities laws. In that connection, the Board of Directors of Eurogas International, including its independent directors, have concluded that the Corporation is in serious financial difficulty and would not be able to pursue its drilling commitment without the credit facility, and the revised facility improves the Corporation's financial situation and is provided on terms that are reasonable in the circumstances.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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