ProSep Inc.

ProSep Inc.

December 08, 2010 08:01 ET

ProSep Concludes Partnership With Large Korean Diversified Group

Secures $2 million financing to fund this venture

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2010) - ProSep Inc. (TSX:PRP) ("ProSep" or the "Company"), dedicated to providing process solutions to the oil and gas industry, today announced that it expects to enter into, within the next week, a Joint Venture Agreement with the chairman and controlling shareholder of Kolon Group, a large South-Korea-based integrated construction, chemical and advanced materials company and Korea's largest water treatment group. Operating under the name of ProSep Kolon Company Limited ("ProSep Kolon"), this new joint venture initiative will commercialize ProSep's process solutions to the growing Korean and Chinese oil and gas supply industries.

"Because of its growing reputation for highly competitive engineering and fabrication knowhow, Korea has become one of the world's leading engineering, procurement and construction markets serving the global oil and gas industry. By joining hands with one of the country's most recognized industrial groups and creating Korea's first technology-focused process equipment provider, we expect to quickly penetrate this promising market," said Jacques L. Drouin, president and CEO.

To fund this initiative, ProSep concluded a private placement subscription agreement with Kolon Glotech Inc. ("Kolon Glotech"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kolon Group Inc., a $7 billion revenue company constituted under the laws of the Republic of Korea. The private placement consists of a 5-year convertible unsecured subordinated debenture (the "Debenture") in the principal amount of CAD$1,009,300 (the equivalent of US$1 million) bearing interest at a rate of 5% per annum. The Debenture will mature on December 7, 2015 (the "Maturity Date") and will be convertible at the holder's option into common shares of ProSep at any time prior to the Maturity Date at a conversion price of $0.13 per share. Net proceeds from the private placement will be used to fund the acquisition of a 51% interest in ProSep Kolon, a joint stock company incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Korea.

In addition to the private placement by Kolon Glotech, Kolon Group's Chairman Mr. Woong Yeol Lee contributed the equivalent of US$1 million in Korean won to subscribe for 49% of the common shares of ProSep Kolon. Proceeds will be used for general and working capital purposes of ProSep Kolon.

ProSep Kolon's board and management team include industry professionals from both ProSep and Kolon Group. ProSep Kolon will engage in the business of manufacturing and commercializing ProSep's process solutions to separate oil, gas and water to the Korean and Chinese engineering procurement and construction firms ("EPC") engaged in the upstream oil and gas industry.

About Kolon Group

Started in 1954 as a Nylon textile maker, Kolon has since diversified into specialty chemicals, construction and other areas that have lead to the rapid growth and fast development of the Korean economy. Today, it operates twelve subsidiaries and nineteen liaison offices outside of Korea and generates about $7 billion in its three core business domains. For more information, please visit

About ProSep Inc.

ProSep Inc. is dedicated to providing process solutions to the oil and gas industry. ProSep designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes technologies to separate oil, water and gas generated by oil and gas production. For more information, please visit

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