Octant Energy Corp.
TSX VENTURE : OEL

Octant Energy Corp.

March 19, 2013 13:32 ET

Octant Energy Corp. Enters Debt Settlement Agreements and New Chief Financial Officer

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2013) -

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Octant Energy Corp. (TSX VENTURE:OEL) ("Octant" or the "Company") announces it has entered into debt settlement agreements to settle outstanding payables and management fees, for the aggregate settlement amount of $182,291.69, through the issuance of an aggregate of 1,822,916 common shares in the capital of the Company ("Common Shares"), at a price of $0.10 per Common Share. Included in the amounts settled are $46,669 payable to the President and CEO of the Company and $135,622 payable to Silvercup Operations, a corporation controlled by Richard Schmitt. The debt settlement is subject to disinterested shareholder approval to be sought at the shareholder meeting to be held on, or about, May 29, 2013.

The Common Shares will be subject to a four-month hold period from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable securities laws. The transactions contemplated under the debt settlement agreements are subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including that of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The Company is also pleased to announce the appointment of Barry (Bahman) Sadrehashemi as Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective March 11, 2013.

Barry Sadrehashemi, brings an extensive background in corporate finance to the Company. He received his B.Sc. (Honours) Economics & Statistics degree from Salford University, England in 1968 and was admitted to the Instituted of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1971, in 1976, completed the Advanced Management Course at the Wharton School of Business. During this time he held a variety of senior management positions at the National Bank of Iran. Since relocating to Alberta, Canada in 1981, he has worked in the Office of the Auditor General of Alberta as an Audit Supervisor, the Alberta Treasury Branches as Deputy Chief Inspector and Vice President Alternative Delivery Sales, Arakis Energy Corporation as Corporate Controller, and at Talisman Energy as Senior Financial Advisor. Since 1999, he has been teaching at Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. Mr. Sadrehashemi has served on the boards of a number of companies and associations. He became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 1982 and qualified as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) in 1990.

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