CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 13, 2014) -
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Lateral Capital Corp. ("Lateral" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:LCP) announces that the Company has engaged D&D Securities Inc. ("D&D") as exclusive agent and D&D and Imperial Capital, LLC as financial advisors to the Company with respect to a proposed commercially reasonable efforts offering of equity or debt securities on a private placement basis in certain provinces of Canada and in the United States. The Company is currently assessing opportunities to acquire assets, and if the Company is able to reach agreement to acquire assets (details of which will be provided if agreement is reached) it intends to offer securities on a private placement basis to complete any such acquisition. Any such private placement will be subject to acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange.
D&D is a full service investment dealer specializing in investment banking and institutional sales and trading, and has been providing financial advisory services to the Canadian capital markets since 1929. Since 2006, after the Canadian partners bought management control from Dominick and Dominick (a family business dating to 1870), D&D has successfully raised over $1 billion of investment capital, while participating in over 100 financings. D&D is a member of The Canadian Investor Protection Fund, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and is a participating organization in all principal Canadian marketplaces and exchanges.
Lateral's business strategy is to seek to provide shareholders with growth by exploiting existing assets in a financially disciplined manner and by acquiring additional (predominantly) light oil assets. As part of its corporate strategy of acquiring additional assets, the Company is typically in the process of evaluating several potential transactions at any time which individually or together could be material. The Company cannot predict whether any current or future opportunities will result in one or more transactions involving the Company. The Company may complete financings of equity or debt or issue equity or utilise debt facilities to finance all or a portion of any such potential acquisitions.
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.
This press release does not constitute an offer of the securities of the Company for sale in the United States. The securities of the Company have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, (the "1933 Act") as amended, and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the 1933 Act. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
Cautionary and Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward‐looking statements and forward‐looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements relate to future events or future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward‐looking statements or information. More particularly and without limitation, this news release contains forward‐looking statements and information relating to opportunities to acquire assets and raise capital as well as the Company's corporate strategy. The forward‐looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by management of the Company, including, without limitation, the Company's ability to identify suitable asset acquisition opportunities, reach agreement for the acquisition of assets and obtain financing on acceptable terms or at all. Although management of the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward looking statements and information are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward‐looking statements and information since no assurance can be given that they will prove to be correct.
Forward-looking statements and information are provided for the purpose of providing information about the current expectations and plans of management of the Company relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such statements and information may not be appropriate for other purposes, such as making investment decisions. Since forward‐looking statements and information address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to identify and complete additional suitable acquisitions to further the Company's growth as well as risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general such as operational risks in development, exploration and production delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to reserves, production, costs and expenses; health, safety and environmental risks; commodity price and exchange rate fluctuations; marketing and transportation; loss of markets; environmental risks; competition (including for capital, assets and skilled personnel); incorrect assessment of the value of acquisitions and failure to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions; ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources on acceptable terms or at all; failure to obtain required regulatory and other approvals and changes in legislation, including but not limited to tax laws, royalties and environmental regulations. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward‐looking statements, timelines and information contained in this news release. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.
The forward‐looking statements and information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and no undertaking is given 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 or the TSX Venture Exchange. The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.