Midway Energy Ltd.
TSX : MEL

Midway Energy Ltd.

April 07, 2011 08:55 ET

Midway Energy Ltd. Announces Closing of Equity Financing

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2011) -

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Midway Energy Ltd. ("Midway" or the "Company") (TSX:MEL) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced bought deal financing (the "Offering") of common shares ("Common Shares") through a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. and including BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Wellington West Capital Markets Inc., Desjardins Capital Inc., Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. and Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. (the "Underwriters"). Pursuant to the Offering, Midway issued 7,174,000 Common Shares at a price of $4.60 per Common Share for gross proceeds of approximately $33 million including 652,200 Common Shares issued on the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the Underwriters.

After initially reducing the amounts owing under Midway's credit facility, Midway intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to partially fund Midway's capital expenditure program in its Garrington and Swan Hills areas, including the drilling, completion and tie-in of additional Cardium and Beaverhill Lake light oil wells and for new facilities in each area, for general and corporate purposes and to fund future acquisitions of assets and/or entities.

In connection with the Offering, Midway also issued 2,000,000 Common Shares upon the automatic exercise of 2,000,000 special warrants that had been previously issued by the Company on February 22, 2011 in connection with the acquisition by Midway of additional lands and production in the Garrington area.

About Midway

Midway is a public junior oil and gas company with production in Alberta and British Columbia. The Company's area of focus is on operated properties in the Garrington area of Alberta, that have long life, high quality light oil and natural gas reserves with repeatable drilling upside. Midway currently trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the Symbol "MEL".

Additional information regarding Midway is available under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com and its website at www.midwayenergy.ca.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to the Company's plans and other aspects of the Company's anticipated use of proceeds, future operations, strategies, and business opportunities. Forward-looking statements typically use words such as "anticipate", "believe", "project", "expect", "plan", "intend" or similar words suggesting future outcomes, statements that actions, events or conditions "may", "would", "could" or "will" be taken or occur in the future. Specifically, this press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the use of proceeds of the Offering, the Company's expected drilling activities and the results therefrom. These forward-looking statements are based on various assumptions including the outlook for petroleum and natural gas prices; estimated amounts and timing of capital expenditures; the timing, location and extent of future drilling operations; anticipated timing and results of capital expenditures; estimates of future production; the state of the economy and the exploration and production business; results of operations; performance; business prospects and opportunities; future exchange and interest rates, Midway's ability to obtain equipment in a timely manner to carry out development activities, impact of increasing competition, ability to market oil and natural gas successfully and the ability of Midway to access capital. While Midway considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect.

By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that contribute to the possibility that the predicted outcome will not occur, including, without limitation: risks associated with oil and gas exploration, development, exploitation, production, marketing and transportation; loss of markets; volatility of commodity prices; currency fluctuations; imprecision of reserve estimates; environmental risks; competition from other producers; inability to retain drilling rigs and other services; incorrect assessment of the value of acquisitions; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions; general economic conditions in Canada, the U.S. and globally; the board of directors determines that it would be in the best interests of Midway to deploy the proceeds of the Offering to some other purpose; and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.

Although Midway believes that the expectations represented in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements and you should not unduly rely on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as the date of this new release and the company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

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

Contact Information

  • Midway Energy Ltd.
    M. Scott Ratushny
    Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 216-2705
    or
    Midway Energy Ltd.
    Doug Smith
    Chief Financial Officer
    (403) 216-2705
    www.midwayenergy.ca