Junex Inc.

Junex Inc.

July 16, 2015 09:10 ET

Junex's Drilling Rig Now Installed in Preparation for the Drilling of the Galt No. 5 Horizontal Well

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 16, 2015) - Junex Inc. (TSX VENTURE:JNX) ("Junex" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its Foragaz No. 4 drilling rig is now installed in preparation for the drilling of the Junex Galt No. 5 Horizontal well that the Company plans to spud next week.

As previously announced on June 26th, the Galt No. 5 Horizontal well is the first well of the next phase of operations on the Galt Oil Property that includes the drilling of the Galt No.5 Horizontal well, the completion of a detailed 3D seismic program, then the drilling of the Galt No. 6 and No. 7 Horizontal wells whose final locations will be determined from the 3D seismic data.

The Company has also completed the call for bids for the acquisition of a 3D Seismic program on the Galt Structure. Junex intends to perform these field operations in the coming weeks at the same time as the drilling of the Galt No 5 Horizontal well.

On-going Private placement

The $10,000,000 private placement announced on May 22, 2015 and July 3, 2015 is expected to close next week. This portion, which is non-brokered, includes:

  • An amount of $7,500,000 to be raised through the issuance of units at a price of $0.90 each, each unit made up of one share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant will entitle the holder to subscribe for one common share at a price of $1.25 for a period of 24 months and $1.40 for the subsequent 12 months.
  • An amount of $2,500,000 to be raised through the issuance of Series A Debentures and Series B Debentures, each in the aggregate principal amount of $1,250,000 and convertible into common shares at a price of $1.17 per share. The Debentures are also accompanied by a total number of 1,388,888 warrants. Each warrant will entitle the holder to subscribe for one common share at a price of $1.25 for a period of 24 months and $1.40 for the subsequent 12 months. Both debentures will mature after five years and bear interest at an annual rate of 12% payable semi-annually. Junex may elect to pay up to 50% of the interest charges in common shares, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV"). Both Debentures will be redeemable in cash at all times at the Company's option (subject to payment of a 10% premium on the outstanding principal), subject to conversion at the holder's option if and when Junex elects to so redeem. The Series B Debenture will become convertible at Junex's option at a price of $1.17 per share if (a) the Company obtains a lease to produce petroleum with respect to its Galt project and (b) the 20-day volume weighted average price of the Company's shares is equal to or greater than $1.17.

This private placement remains subject to the filing of customary closing documentation with the TSXV.

About Junex

Junex is a junior oil and gas exploration company that holds exploration rights on approximately 5.2 million acres of land located in the Appalachian basin in the Province of Quebec. In parallel to its exploration efforts in Quebec and expansion of its exploration activities elsewhere, the company operates a drilling services division.

Forward-Looking Statements and Disclaimer

Certain statements in this press release may be forward-looking. Such statements include those with respect to Company's ability to raise funds under the private placement and the use of the proceeds raised thereunder. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurances that its expectations will be achieved. Such assumptions, which may prove incorrect, include the following: (i) Junex will be successful in its efforts to pursue the exploration activities referred to in this news release, (ii) Junex will be successful in its efforts to identify and secure subscribers under the private placement, (iiii) the subscribers under the private placement will complete the subscriptions they have agreed to make under their subscription agreements, (iv) Junex's management will not identify and pursue other business objectives using the proceeds of the private placement and (v) the price of oil will remain sufficiently high and the costs of advancing the Company's oil projects sufficiently low so as to permit Junex to implement its business plans in a profitable manner. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include (i) the inability or unwillingness of the subscribers under the private placement to fulfill their contractual obligations, in whole or in part, (ii) the Company's failure to make effective use of the proceeds of the private placement, (iii) the failure of the Company's projects, for technical, logistical, labour-relations or other reasons, (iv) the Company's inability to obtain the necessary regulatory approvals for the private placement, (v) a decrease in the price of oil below what is necessary to sustain the Company's operations, (vi) an increase in the Company's operating costs above what is necessary to sustain its operations, (vii) accidents, labour disputes or the materialization of similar risks, (viii) a deterioration in capital market conditions that prevents the Company from raising the funds it requires on a timely basis and (ix) generally, the Company's inability to develop and implement a successful business plan for any reason.

A description of other risks affecting Junex's business and activities appears under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" on pages 7 to 10 of Junex's 2014 annual management's discussion and analysis, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. No assurance can be given that any events anticipated by the forward-looking information in this press release will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that Junex will derive therefrom. In particular, no assurance can be given as to the future financial performance of Junex. Junex disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in order to account for any new information or any other event, except as required under applicable law. The reader is warned against undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

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

  • Junex Inc.
    Mr. Peter Dorrins
    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Junex Inc.
    Mr. Dave Pepin
    Vice President - Corporate Affairs