PetroBakken Energy Ltd.
TSX : PBN

PetroBakken Energy Ltd.

September 12, 2011 17:33 ET

PetroBakken Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2011) - PetroBakken Energy Ltd. ("PetroBakken" or the "Company") (TSX:PBN), a 59% owned subsidiary of Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. (TSX:PBG), is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of PetroBakken has approved a normal course issuer bid (the "NCIB").

The Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") has accepted the Corporation's notice to make the NCIB to purchase outstanding common shares on the open market, in accordance with the rules of the TSX. As approved by the TSX, PetroBakken is authorized to purchase up to 9,361,755 common shares, representing approximately 5% percent of the currently issued and outstanding common shares of PetroBakken. As of today's date, there are 187,235,094 common shares outstanding. On any trading day, PetroBakken will not purchase more than 200,724 common shares.

PetroBakken is authorized to make purchases during the period from September 14, 2011 to September 13, 2012, or until such earlier time as the NCIB is completed or terminated at the option of PetroBakken. Any common shares PetroBakken purchases under the NCIB will be purchased on the open market through the facilities of the TSX and other markets including ALPHA, OMEGA, PURE, Chi-X and Match Now, at the prevailing market price at the time of the transaction. All common shares acquired under the NCIB will be cancelled.

PetroBakken Energy Ltd. is an oil and gas exploration and production company combining light oil Bakken and Cardium resource plays with conventional light oil assets, delivering industry leading operating netbacks, strong cash flows and production growth. PetroBakken is applying leading edge technology to a multi-year inventory of Bakken and Cardium light oil development locations, along with a significant inventory of opportunities in the Horn River and Montney gas resource plays in northeast BC. Our strategy is to deliver accretive production and reserves growth, along with an attractive dividend yield.

Contact Information

  • PetroBakken Energy Ltd.
    John D. Wright
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    403.268.7800

    PetroBakken Energy Ltd.
    Peter D. Scott
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    403.268.7800

    PetroBakken Energy Ltd.
    R. Gregg Smith
    Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    403.268.7800

    PetroBakken Energy Ltd.
    William A. Kanters
    Vice President, Capital Markets
    403.268.7800
    ir@petrobakken.com
    www.petrobakken.com