Nextraction Energy Corp.
TSX VENTURE : NE

Nextraction Energy Corp.

March 10, 2011 18:44 ET

Nextraction Announces Closing of $3.5 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) -

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Nextraction Energy Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NE) ("Nextraction" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the successful completion of a non-brokered private placement of 1,621,180 units ("Units") of the Company at a price of $2.16 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of $3,499,999. Each Unit consists of one common share (a "Common Share") in the capital of the Corporation and one Common Share (a "Flow-though Share") issued on a "flow-through" basis under the Income Tax Act (Canada).

The Company has agreed to pay a finder's fee of approximately $97,943 to certain qualified registrants in connection with the non-brokered private placement.

The Company is also engaged in a bought deal financing in the amount of $2.5 million with NCP Northland Capital Partners which is scheduled to close on or about March 15, 2011. In connection with the bought deal financing, NCP Northland Capital Partners will receive a cash commission equal to 6% of the gross proceeds raised under the bought deal financing.

For further information regarding the financing press releases please refer to Nextraction's press releases dated February 16, 2011, March 1, 2011 and March 4, 2011.

The net proceeds from the Offering will be used for development of the Company's newly acquired Provost properties which includes the acquisition of four producing light oil wells and the drilling of two horizontal well this summer. The proceeds will also be for general working capital purposes.

About Nextraction Energy Corp.

Nextraction Energy Corp. is a Canadian junior oil and gas producing company engaged in the exploration and development of oil and gas resources in North America. Nextraction targets projects with known reserves and plays that provide lower risk, high return development opportunities in both conventional and unconventional resource projects, where our technical expertise can be applied to enhance production. The Company has offices in Vancouver, BC, Calgary, Alberta and Golden, Colorado. In addition to the Provost field, Nextraction has current gas production and is currently developing a multi- well tight-sands gas play on the Pinedale Anticline in the Green River Basin region of western Wyoming, a Chattanooga shale gas resource play in eastern Kentucky/Tennessee, and is conducting seismic operations with the intent of commencing exploration efforts for Bakken oil in the Williston Basin.

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