NiMin Energy Corp.
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NiMin Energy Corp.

September 01, 2011 13:03 ET

NiMin Energy Announces Closing of Brokered Private Placement

CARPINTERIA, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 1, 2011) - NiMin Energy Corp. (TSX:NNN)(OTCBB:NEYYF)(OTCQX:NEYYF) ("NiMin" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed a brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of 2,758,620 units ("Units") of the Company at a purchase price of $1.45 per Unit for gross proceeds of $3,999,999. Each Unit consists of one common share and one half of one common share purchase warrant ("Warrant"). Each whole Warrant is exercisable for a period of 36 months from closing at an exercise price of US$1.60. Macquarie Bank Limited participated as sole subscriber for the Units. Byron Capital Markets Ltd. (the "Agent") acted as agent with respect to the Private Placement and received a cash commission equal to 5.5% of the gross proceeds raised under the Private Placement.

The net proceeds of the Private Placement will be used by the Company to advance the Company's interest in the 100% owned and operated Pleito Creek Field Located in the San Joaquin Basin in Kern County, California and for general corporate purposes.

The Units and underlying securities are subject to a hold period of four months plus one day from the date of issue.

About NiMin Energy

NiMin is a California-based independent oil and gas exploitation and production company with principal operations in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming, the San Joaquin Basin in California and South Louisiana onshore areas of the U.S. The Company has over 27 million barrels of proved and probable reserves, 97% of which are oil.

Cautionary Statements

This news release contains certain statements which constitute forward-looking statements or information ("forward-looking statements"), including the anticipated use of the net proceeds of the Private Placement. The intended use of the net proceeds of the Private Placement by the Company might change if the board of directors of the Company determines that it would be in the best interests of the Company to deploy the proceeds for some other purpose. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable, the forward-looking statements have been based on factors and assumptions concerning future events which may prove to be inaccurate. Those factors and assumptions are based upon currently available information. Such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could influence actual results or events and cause actual results or events to differ materially from those stated, anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. As such, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, as no assurance can be provided as to future results, levels of activity or achievements. Risks include, but are not limited to: the risks associated with the oil and gas industry (eg., operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses, and health, safety and environmental risks), commodity price, price and exchange rate fluctuation and uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures. The risks, uncertainties, material assumptions and other factors that could affect actual results are discussed in more detail in the Company's Annual Information Form and other documents available at www.sedar.com. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this document are made as of the date of this document and, except as required by applicable law, NiMin does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Contact Information

  • NiMin Energy Corp. - Investors
    Jonathan Wimbish, CFA
    Chief Financial Officer
    +1 (805) 566-2900
    jwimbish@niminenergy.com

    Sard Verbinnen & Co - Media
    Dan Gagnier/Jared Levy
    +1 (212) 687-8080