Hemisphere Energy Corporation
TSX VENTURE : HME

Hemisphere Energy Corporation

May 04, 2011 14:36 ET

Hemisphere Energy Closes Private Placements

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) -

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Hemisphere Energy Corporation (TSX VENTURE:HME) is pleased to announce the successful closing of the non-brokered private placements originally announced March 31, 2011.

These private placements consisted of the sale of the following securities:

(a)2,575,350 units at a price of $0.40 per unit, for aggregate subscription proceeds of $1,030,140, each unit consisting of one common share and one-half (1/2) of a share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant entitling the holder to purchase one additional common share at a price of $0.60 until October 29, 2012; and
(b)1,380,0000 flow-through units at a price of $0.45 per flow-through unit, for aggregate subscription proceeds of $621,000, each flow-through unit consisting of one flow-through common share and one-half (1/2) of a share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant entitling the holder to purchase one additional common share at a price of $0.60 until October 29, 2012.

In conjunction with the closing of these private placements, Hemisphere issued 240,247 finder warrants, each entitling the holder to purchase one common share at a price of $0.60 until October 29, 2012.

All of the securities issued in connection with the closing of these private placements, including any shares issued on the exercise of either the warrants or the finder warrants, are subject to a hold period in Canada until August 30, 2011.

The proceeds from these private placements will be used to fund exploration and development expenditures on Hemisphere's oil and gas properties and for working capital purposes.

Hemisphere is focused on building and developing core areas that provide low to medium risk drilling opportunities to increase production, reserves and cash flow.

HEMISPHERE ENERGY CORPORATION

Don Simmons, President and CEO

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities of the Company in the United States. The Company's 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.

This news release may contain forward looking statements based on assumptions and judgments of management regarding future events or results that may prove to be inaccurate as a result of exploration and other risk factors beyond its control, and actual results may differ materially from the expected results.

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

  • Hemisphere Energy Corporation
    Don Simmons
    President and CEO
    (604) 685-9255
    (604) 685-9676 (FAX)
    www.hemisphereenergy.ca