Greenfields Petroleum Corporation
TSX VENTURE : GNF.S

November 16, 2010 09:25 ET

Greenfields Petroleum Corporation Announces the Closing of $36 Million Initial Public Offering

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Greenfields Petroleum Corporation ("Greenfields" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:GNF.S) is pleased to announce that it has completed its initial public offering of 4,235,000 common shares at a price of CDN$8.50 per common share for gross proceeds of CDN$35,997,500. The offering was carried out by a syndicate of investment dealers led by FirstEnergy Capital Corp. and including Raymond James Ltd. and Haywood Securities Inc. (collectively, the "Agents"). The Corporation has granted to the Agents an option, exercisable, in whole or in part from time to time, for up to 30 days following closing, to offer for sale up to an additional 635,250 common shares at a price of CDN$8.50 per common share to cover over allotments, if any, and for market stabilization purposes. If the over-allotment option is exercised in full, gross proceeds of the offering will be CDN$41,397,125. The common shares of the Corporation will commence trading today on the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V") under the symbol "GNF.S".

The net proceeds to the Corporation from the initial public offering are estimated to be CDN$33,837,650, after deducting the Agents' fee and without giving effect to the over-allotment option. If the over-allotment option is exercised in full, the net proceeds to the Corporation, after deducting the Agents' fee, are expected to be CDN$38,913,298. The net proceeds of the offering will be used to fund the Corporation's ongoing development and expansion programs and for general corporate purposes. Proceeds realized upon exercise of the over-allotment option, if any, will also be utilized to fund the Corporation's ongoing development and expansion programs.

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About Greenfields Petroleum Corporation

Greenfields is a junior oil and natural gas corporation focused on the development and production of proven oil and gas reserves principally in the Republic of Azerbaijan. The Corporation plans to expand its oil and gas assets through further farm-ins, and acquisitions of Production Sharing Agreements from foreign governments containing previously discovered but undeveloped international oil and gas fields, also known as "greenfields".

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking information that involves substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, most of which are beyond the control of Greenfields, including, without limitation, those listed under the headings "Notice to Investors – Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in Greenfields final prospectus. Forward-looking information in this press release includes, but is not limited to, information concerning the exercise of the over-allotment option. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements could vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Accordingly, prospective investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and, other than as required by applicable securities laws, Greenfields does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Greenfields Petroleum Corporation
    John W. Harkins
    Chief Executive Officer
    (832) 234-0836
    or
    Greenfields Petroleum Corporation
    Mark N. Witt
    Chief Financial Officer
    (832) 234-0837