ProEx Energy Ltd.
TSX : PXE

ProEx Energy Ltd.

December 16, 2008 11:13 ET

ProEx Energy Announces Closing of Flow-Through Common Share Financing of $30 Million

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2008) -

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ProEx Energy Ltd. (TSX:PXE) ("ProEx" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced bought deal financing of 1,850,000 common shares issued on a "flow-through" basis at $16.25 per common share for total gross proceeds of $30,062,500 pursuant to certain exemptions from prospectus requirements. The financing was led by FirstEnergy Capital Corp., and included BMO Capital Markets, Peters & Co. Limited, CIBC World Markets Inc., Cormark Securities Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., RBC Capital Markets, Scotia Capital Inc. and TD Securities Inc.

Gross proceeds from the sale of flow-through common shares will be used to fund ongoing exploration activities eligible for Canadian exploration expenses which will be renounced in favor of the subscribers of the flow-through shares effective on or before December 31, 2008.

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction. The flow-through common shares have not been nor will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and they may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration.

ProEx is a Calgary based junior oil and natural gas company with operations in northeast British Columbia. Common shares of ProEx are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol PXE.

Forward Looking Statements - Certain information regarding ProEx Energy Ltd. set forth in this document, including expectations regarding the timing and occurrence of closing of the private placement and the renunciation of the flow-through shares, completion of the definitive documentation, and the expected use of the proceeds from the private placement are forward-looking statements that are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by ProEx Energy Ltd. that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond ProEx Energy Ltd.'s control, including the receipt of third party approvals, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserve estimates, environmental risks, competition from other producers, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, stock market volatility and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. ProEx Energy Ltd.'s actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that ProEx Energy Ltd. will derive therefrom. The forward-looking statements and information contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and ProEx Energy Ltd. undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.


Contact Information

  • ProEx Energy Ltd.
    Mr. David Johnson
    President & CEO
    (403) 216-2510
    (403) 216-2514 (FAX)
    or
    ProEx Energy Ltd.
    Mr. Steven Allaire
    Vice President Finance & CFO
    (403) 216-2510
    (403) 216-2514 (FAX)
    or
    ProEx Energy Ltd.
    Mr. Greg Kist
    Investor Relations Contact
    (403) 216-2510
    (403) 216-2514 (FAX)
    or
    ProEx Energy Ltd.
    1400, 440 - 2nd Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta
    T2P 5K9
    Email: ir@proexenergy.com
    Website: www.proexenergy.com