Manitok Energy Inc.
TSX VENTURE : MEI

Manitok Energy Inc.

October 16, 2012 09:08 ET

Manitok Energy Inc. Closes Bought Deal Public Offering

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Manitok Energy Inc. ("Manitok") (TSX VENTURE:MEI) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced public offering (the "Offering") of common shares in the capital of Manitok ("Common Shares"), common shares issued on a "flow-through" basis under the Income Tax Act (Canada) in respect of "Canadian development expenses" (the "CDE Flow-through Shares") and common shares issued on a "flow-through" basis under the Income Tax Act (Canada) in respect of "Canadian exploration expenses" (the "CEE Flow-through Shares") by way of a short form prospectus. Under the Offering, 2,631,579 Common Shares were issued at a price of $1.90 per Common Share, 1,430,000 CDE Flow-through Shares were issued at a price of $2.10 per CDE Flow-through Share and 4,000,000 CEE Flow-through Shares were issued at a price of $2.30 per CEE Flow-through Share.

In addition, the underwriters have exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 394,737 Common Shares at a price of $1.90 per Common Share to cover over-allotments. As a result, Manitok is pleased to announce that the aggregate gross proceeds for the Offering were approximately $18 million.

The syndicate of underwriters for the Offering was co-led by Integral Wealth Securities Limited, Dundee Securities Ltd. and National Bank Financial Inc. and included RBC Dominion Securities Inc., TD Securities Inc., Haywood Securities Inc. and Acumen Capital Finance Partners Limited.

The net proceeds from the issuance of Common Shares under the Offering will be used by Manitok to temporarily reduce its indebtedness under its credit facility and to fund its exploration and development activities. Proceeds from the issuance of CEE Flow-through Shares under the Offering will be used by Manitok to incur Canadian Exploration Expenses ("CEE") on Manitok's existing Canadian properties on or prior to December 31, 2013. Manitok will renounce CEE to subscribers of CEE Flow-through Shares effective on or before December 31, 2012. Proceeds from the issuance of CDE Flow-through Shares under the Offering will be used by Manitok to incur Canadian Development Expenses ("CDE") on Manitok's existing Canadian properties on or prior to December 31, 2012. Manitok will renounce CDE to subscribers of CDE Flow-through Shares effective on or before December 31, 2012.

All Common Shares, CDE Flow-through Shares and CEE Flow-through Shares issued pursuant to the Offering will be freely tradable under applicable securities laws in force in Canada.

About Manitok

Manitok is a public oil and gas exploration and development company focusing on conventional oil and gas reservoirs in the Canadian foothills. Manitok's corporate strategy is that of being an "early mover" in the exploitation phase of the development life cycle of hydrocarbon reserves in the Canadian foothills. Manitok will continue to utilize its experience and expertise to develop the untapped conventional sweet oil and liquids-rich natural gas pools in this large and under-exploited region of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

For further information view our website at www.manitokenergy.com.

Forward-Looking Information Cautionary Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the business and operations of Manitok. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained herein are forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws. In particular, statements in this press release regarding anticipated uses of proceeds are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based upon various assumptions made by Manitok, including assumptions relating to future well production rates, the performance of existing wells, success rates of future well drilling, the availability of capital to undertake planned activities, the availability and cost of labour and services and market conditions. There can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which these forward-looking statements are based will occur. In addition, all such forward-looking statements necessarily involve risks associated with oil and gas exploration, production, marketing and transportation, such as loss of market, volatility of prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserves estimates, environmental risks, competition from other producers, the ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources and changes in tax, royalty and environmental legislation. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date hereof. Manitok undertakes no obligation 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.

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.

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