Shoreline Energy Corp.

Shoreline Energy Corp.

June 07, 2012 06:32 ET

Shoreline Energy Corp. Announces Quarterly Dividend

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 7, 2012) - Shoreline Energy Corp. (TSX:SEQ) ("Shoreline" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has declared a Cdn $0.12 dividend per share in accordance with its Revised Quarterly Dividend Policy for holders of Shoreline Common Shares as follows;

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payment Date Dividend Per Share
June 29, 2012 June 27, 2012 July 17, 2012 Cdn$0.12
  • The dividend is considered an "eligible dividend" for tax purposes.

Revised Quarterly Dividend Policy

Shoreline and its Board of Directors is pleased to announce an updated corporate Dividend Policy that reflects the Company's status as a dividend paying, growth oriented exploration and production company. The revised Dividend Policy provides the Company with the financial flexibility required to adapt to ever changing commodity price environments and allows for sustainable growth.

The revised Quarterly Dividend Policy of Shoreline is to distribute to its common shareholders all funds surplus to the operating and capital expenditure needs as determined by the Board of Directors of the Company. The Company has set a target dividend payout ratio in respect of each financial year of not less than 25% and not greater than 65% of annual net free cash flow. The actual payout ratio is dependent on various factors including but not limited to:

  1. capital expenditure needs of the Company from time to time including maintenance of existing production rates and exploitation of growth opportunities.
  2. forecast operating requirements of the Company; and
  3. restrictions imposed by banking or other funding covenants by which the Company is bound from time to time.

Changes to target dividend payout ratio range

The target dividend payout ratio set out above is not to be changed without the prior written approval of the Board of Directors.

Long Term Sustainability

Shoreline expects that it will continue to pay a dividend on a quarterly basis. Any decision to pay dividends on the common shares will be made by the Board of Directors based on Shoreline's projected cash flow from operating activities, earnings, financial requirements, commodity price forecasts, legal requirements and other conditions existing at such future times. Shoreline currently intends to designate all dividends to be "eligible dividends" for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada) such that shareholders who are individuals will benefit from the enhanced gross-up and dividend tax credit mechanism under the Income Tax Act (Canada).

Shoreline has approximately 5,642,882 common shares outstanding, which trade on the TSX under the symbol SEQ.

Forward Looking and Cautionary Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to the Corporation's plans and other aspects of the Corporation's anticipated future operations, strategies, financial and operating results and business opportunities. These forward-looking statements may include opinions, assumptions, estimates, management's assessment of value, reserves, future plans and operations.

Forward-looking statements typically use words such as "will," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "project," "should," "plan," and similar expressions suggesting future outcomes, and include statements that actions, events or conditions "may," "would," "could," or "will" be taken or occur in the future. The forward-looking statements are based on various assumptions including expectations regarding the success of current or future drill wells; the outlook for petroleum and natural gas prices; estimated amounts and timing of capital expenditures; estimates of future production; assumptions concerning the timing of regulatory approvals; the state of the economy and the exploration and production business; results of operations; business prospects and opportunities; future exchange and interest rates; the Corporation's ability to obtain equipment in a timely manner to carry out development activities; and the ability of the Corporation to access capital and credit. While the Corporation considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect.

Forward-looking statements are subject to a wide range of assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that contribute to the possibility that the predicted outcome will not occur, including, without limitation: risks associated with oil and gas exploration, development, exploitation, production, marketing and transportation; loss of markets; volatility of commodities prices; currency fluctuations; imprecision of reserves estimates; environmental risks; competition from other producers; inability to retain drilling rigs and other services; incorrect assessment of the value of acquisitions; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions; general economic conditions; delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals and to satisfy various closing conditions; and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.

Although Shoreline believes that the expectations represented by such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will be realized. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements and you should not rely unduly on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release. Except as required by applicable law, Shoreline does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Note Regarding BOEs

The term barrel of oil equivalent ("boe") may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A conversion ratio for gas of 6 mcf:1 boe is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Given that the value ratio based on the current price of crude oil as compared to natural gas is significantly equivalency conversion ratio of 6:1, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis is misleading as an indication of value.

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