LNG Energy Ltd.

LNG Energy Ltd.

August 30, 2011 12:04 ET

LNG Energy Increases Size of Previously Announced Financing to $17,500,000

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2011) -


LNG Energy Ltd. ("LNG" or, the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:LNG) is pleased to announce that it has amended the terms of its previously announced financing to increase the size of the offering from $15,000,000 to $17,500,000. The Company has entered into an amended and restated underwriting agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Paradigm Capital Inc. and including Canaccord Genuity Corp., Fraser Mackenzie Ltd. and GMP Securities L.P. (the "Underwriters") whereby the Underwriters have now agreed to purchase 70,000,000 common shares (the "Common Shares") of the Company at a purchase price of $0.25 per Common Share (the "Amended Offering"). The Company has granted the Underwriters an overallotment option to purchase up to that number of additional Common Shares equal to 15% of the Common Shares sold pursuant to the Amended Offering, exercisable at any time up to 30 days from the closing of the Offering.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Amended Offering to fund the payments contemplated under its proposed farm-in transaction with TransAtlantic Worldwide Ltd. (see August 29, 2011 News Release), to fund exploration activities on the Company's properties in Poland and Papua New Guinea and for general corporate purposes.

The Offering is scheduled to close on or about September 14, 2011, and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and the securities regulatory authorities.

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 of the United States in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any applicable securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent such registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.

LNG is a Canadian exploration and development company focused on developing oil and gas reserves in Papua New Guinea, Poland and the US. LNG holds a 100% interest in approximately 5.5 million acres of prospective oil and gas properties in Papua New Guinea. LNG has a 50% net interest in approximately 360,000 gross acres of prospective shales in Poland together with Realm Energy (BVI). LNG also has a 20% net interest in approximately 734,000 gross acres of prospective shales in Poland together with BNK Petroleum Inc., Sorgenia E&P S.p.A., and Rohol-Aufsuchungs Aktiengesellschaft. LNG shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "LNG".


Dave Afseth, President & CEO

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute "forward-looking information" as such term is used in applicable Canadian securities laws, including with respect to the closing of the Offering and the use of proceeds therefrom. Forward-looking information is based on plans and estimates of management at the date the information is provided and certain factors and assumptions of management. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause plans, estimates and actual results to vary materially from those projected in such forward-looking information. Factors that could cause the forward-looking information in this news release to change or to be inaccurate include, but are not limited to, the risks related to unsatisfactory results of due diligence, international operations and doing business in foreign jurisdictions, risks associated with the oil and gas industry and exploratory and development activities generally (e.g., operational risks in development, exploration and production, delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures, risks associated with equipment procurement and equipment failure), the risk of commodity price and foreign exchange rate fluctuations, risks related to future royalty rate changes, and risks and uncertainties associated with securing and maintaining necessary regulatory approvals, and counterparty risk related to the stability and viability of LNG's joint venture participants.

Shares Outstanding: 258,059,365

Neither 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.

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