Granite Oil Corp.
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Granite Oil Corp.

May 26, 2016 17:11 ET

Granite Oil Corp. Announces $15 Million Bought Deal Financing

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 26, 2016) -

NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS RESTRICTION MAY CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF UNITED STATES SECURITIES LAW.

GRANITE OIL CORP. ("Granite" or the "Company") (TSX:GXO)(OTCQX:GXOCF) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement, on a bought deal basis, with a syndicate of underwriters co-led by National Bank Financial Inc. and Raymond James Ltd. to purchase 2,113,000 common shares of the Company at a price of $7.10 per common share for aggregate gross proceeds of $15.0 million pursuant to a short form prospectus (the "Offering").

The Company has granted the underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 211,300 shares on the same terms, exercisable in whole or in part at any time prior to 30 days after the closing of the offering. If the over-allotment option is exercised in full, the aggregate gross proceeds from the Offering would be approximately $16.5 million.

Proceeds of the offering will initially be used to reduce bank indebtedness and then subsequently redrawn to expand the drilling program in the core of Granite's Alberta Bakken property and to accelerate the development of Granite's West Alberta Bakken acreage. Granite has a 100% working interest land position in both the core and the West areas.

Closing of the Offering is anticipated to occur on or about June 15, 2016 and is subject to the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals, including approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The Common Shares will be offered in each of the provinces of Canada other than Québec by way of a short form prospectus. The Common Shares will also be offered for sale in the United States on a private placement basis pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements pursuant to Rule 144A and/or Regulation D of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, in a manner that does not require the Common Shares to be registered in the United States and internationally, pursuant to applicable securities laws.

Reader Advisory

Certain statements contained herein constitute forward-looking statements, including statements concerning the anticipated closing date of the Offering and the anticipated use of proceeds. Granite believes the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included herein should not be unduly relied upon. Closing could be delayed if Granite cannot obtain necessary regulatory approvals within anticipated timelines and will not be completed unless certain conditions customary for transactions of this kind are satisfied. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and Granite disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities legislation. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

Contact Information

  • Granite Oil Corp.
    Michael Kabanuk
    President & CEO
    (587) 349-9123

    Granite Oil Corp.
    Jonathan Fleming
    E.V.P.
    (587) 349-9118