Marketvision Direct, Inc.
TSX VENTURE : MKT

December 21, 2010 14:40 ET

Marketvision Announces Proposed $500,000 Private Placement

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2010) - Marketvision Direct, Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MKT) (the "Company" or "Marketvision") announced today that it intends to complete a non-brokered private placement of up to 6,250,000 units ("Units") at a price of $0.08 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to Cdn.$500,000 (the "Offering"). Each Unit will consist of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"). Each whole Warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one common share of Marketvision for a period of 24 months, at an exercise price of $0.12 per share. The Offering will be fully subscribed by Mr. Dennis A. Sharp, P. Eng. and Glenburn Farms Limited, a company controlled by Mr. D. Campbell Deacon.

The common shares and warrants to be issued will carry a four-month hold period under Canadian securities laws from the date of issuance. Completion of the Offering is subject to approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Proceeds from the Offering will be used to review potential acquisition opportunities of heavy oil properties in Albania, through the Company's wholly owned Albanian subsidiary APIC Petroleum Corp., and for general corporate purposes.

The Company also wishes to announce that upon completion of the Offering, it is anticipated that Mr. Sharp will be appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Thomas Vukovich, the current CEO, will remain with the Company and will continue to serve as a director. In addition, upon closing of the Offering, it is proposed that Mr. Deacon will be appointed as a director of the Company.

Mr. Sharp, who holds a degree in Geological Engineering from Queen's University, has extensive experience in the energy sector in industry, government and finance. He served as Chairman and CEO of UTS Energy Corporation, a Canadian oil sands company which was recently acquired by Total E&P Canada. He also founded CS Resources, an innovative leader in heavy oil development. CS Resources was acquired by PanCanadian Petroleums which subsequently merged with Alberta Energy to form EnCana Corporation. Mr. Sharp has served on various public and private boards and has been recognized for his contributions to Canadian business. He has also acted as a Governor and Chairman of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) whose member companies produce more than 95 percent of Canada's crude oil and natural gas.

Mr. Deacon has been involved in domestic and international finance and commerce since 1972. During that time he has spent more than 26 years in the investment industry. He is currently Chairman of Deacon & Company, a Toronto based investment firm. From 1986 to 1994 he served as Chairman and CEO of the international investment banking firm Deacon BZW. He has served as Chairman of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and as a Governor of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Mr. Deacon is currently Chairman of a public company, Azure Dynamics, a world leader in the development of hybrid electric and electric power-trains for commercial vehicles. In addition he currently sits on the Board of Directors of a number of public companies.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The 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. All dollars in this release are in Canadian funds.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements". All statements regarding the ability of the Company to successfully complete the Offering and the appointment of Messrs. Sharp and Deacon as officers and/or directors of the Company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. All statements that are not historical facts, including without limitation statements regarding future estimates, plans, objectives, assumptions or expectations of future performance, are "forward-looking statements". We caution you that such "forward looking statements" involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include the inability of the Company to close the Offering due to the state of the capital markets and other risk factors as discussed in the Company's filings with Canadian securities regulatory agencies. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward - looking statements except as may be required by law.

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.

Contact Information

  • Marketvision Direct, Inc.
    Thomas Vukovich
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (416) 367-0150
    (416) 367-0165 (FAX)
    or
    Marketvision Direct, Inc.
    John Clark
    Chief Financial Officer
    (416) 367-0150
    (416) 367-0165 (FAX)