Galleon Energy Inc.

Galleon Energy Inc.

March 23, 2007 08:13 ET

Galleon Announces $30 Million Financing

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2007) -


Galleon Energy Inc. ("Galleon")(TSX:GO.A)(TSX:GO.B) announces that it has entered into a financing agreement with an underwriting syndicate led by GMP Securities LP. to issue on a "bought deal private placement basis" 1,481,500 Class A shares on a flow through basis ("Flow-Through Shares") at $20.25 each for gross proceeds of $30,000,375. The Flow-Through Shares will be offered in certain provinces of Canada.

The issue is subject to normal regulatory approvals including approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and closing is expected on or about April 19, 2007.

The proceeds from the issuance of the Flow-Through Shares will be used to incur eligible Canadian exploration expenses which will be renounced in favour of subscribers of the Flow-Through Shares effective on or before December 31, 2007.

Galleon is a technically oriented high growth oil and gas company with focused operations in the Peace River area of Alberta. Galleon commenced operations in October 2003 and has had significant success in acquiring undeveloped acreage, drilling and purchasing production.

Galleon has approximately 57.9 million Class A Shares and 922,500 Class B Shares issued and outstanding which trade on the TSX under the symbols "GO.A" and "GO.B".


The Class A Shares issued have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States, or to a U.S. person, absent registration, or an applicable exemption therefrom.

ADVISORY: This press release contains forward-looking statements. More particularly, this press release contains statements concerning the anticipated closing date of the offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds of the offering. Although Galleon believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because Galleon can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties.

The closing of the offering could be delayed if Galleon is not able to obtain the necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals on the timelines it has planned. The offering will not be completed at all if these approvals are not obtained or some other condition to the closing is not satisfied. Accordingly, there is a risk that the offering will not be completed within the anticipated time or at all.

The intended use of the net proceeds of the offering by Galleon might change if the board of directors of Galleon determines that it would be in the best interests of Galleon to deploy the proceeds for some other purpose.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and Galleon undertakes no obligations to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

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