Petro Andina Resources Inc.
TSX : PAR

Petro Andina Resources Inc.

March 06, 2008 08:42 ET

Petro Andina Resources Inc. Announces Closing of $35.9 Million Bought Deal Equity Financing

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 6, 2008) -

NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR OVER UNITED STATES WIRE SERVICES

Petro Andina Resources Inc. (TSX:PAR) ("Petro Andina" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced bought deal equity financing. At closing 2,990,000 common shares were issued at a price of $12.00 per common share for aggregate gross proceeds of $35,880,000 (including common shares issued upon exercise in full by the underwriters of the over-allotment option). The underwriting syndicate was led by FirstEnergy Capital Corp. and included Tristone Capital Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., Wellington West Capital Markets Inc. and Blackmont Capital Inc.

Proceeds from this offering will be used to fund Petro Andina's 2008 capital expenditure program and for general corporate purposes.

About Petro Andina Resources Inc.

Petro Andina is engaged in the exploration for and development and production of oil and natural gas in Argentina and, to a lesser extent, in Canada. The Corporation has also recently announced the execution of a Joint Venture Agreement allowing Petro Andina to explore blocks in Trinidad and Tobago. The Corporation is continuing to develop its existing reserves and to conduct appraisal and exploration drilling on its 529,000 acre (297,000 acre net) land position in the Neuquen basin. Petro Andina is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell securities, nor is it a solicitation of an offer to buy securities, in any jurisdiction. All sales will be made through registered securities dealers in jurisdictions where the offering has been qualified for distribution. The securities offered are not, and will not be, registered under the securities laws of the United States of America, nor any state thereof and may not be sold in the United States of America absent registration in the United States or the availability of an exemption from such registration.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements regarding Petro Andina Resources Inc. including future exploration and capital expenditures and management's assessment of future plans and operations, may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, most of which are beyond Petro Andina's control. These risks may cause actual financial and operating results, performance, levels of activity and achievements to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements.

Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the impact of general economic conditions in Canada and Argentina; industry conditions including changes in laws and regulations including adoption of new environmental laws and regulations, and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced, both in Canada and Argentina; competition; the lack of availability of qualified personnel; fluctuations in commodity prices; the results of exploration and development drilling and related activities; imprecision in reserve estimates; the production and growth potential of Petro Andina's assets; fluctuations in foreign exchange or interest rates; the ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities, both in Canada and Argentina. Many of these risk factors are discussed in further detail in the Corporation's short form prospectus dated February 29, 2008 on file with Canadian securities commissions and available at www.sedar.com. Readers are also referred to the risk factors described in other documents that Petro Andina files from time to time with securities regulatory authorities.

Accordingly, Petro Andina gives no assurance nor makes any representations or warranty that the expectations conveyed by the forward-looking statements will prove to be correct and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements. Petro Andina undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

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Contact Information

  • Petro Andina Resources Inc.
    Melesia Kasha
    Investor Relations
    (403) 237-1700
    (403) 265-8216 (FAX)
    or
    Petro Andina Resources Inc.
    William R.A. Hogg
    Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
    (403) 237-1701
    (403) 265-8216 (FAX)