Silk Road Energy Inc.
TSX VENTURE : SLK.P

October 16, 2012 11:47 ET

Silk Road Energy Inc. Announces Expiration of Previously Announced Letter of Intent

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2012) -

NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS RESTRICTION MAY CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF UNITED STATES SECURITIES LAW.

Silk Road Energy Inc. (the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:SLK.P) announces that the previously announced non-binding letter of intent dated August 29, 2012 entered into with Verity Energy Ltd. ("Verity") has expired, and a result the Corporation is now examining alternative opportunities to complete a qualifying transaction. The Corporation did not advance any funds to Verity in connection with the proposed qualifying transaction.

The Corporation will continue to pursue and evaluate other businesses and assets with a view to completing a qualifying transaction. The Corporation cannot offer any assurances that a qualifying transaction will be completed.

The Corporation's common shares will be reinstated to trading at the market open within 48 hours of the TSX Venture Exchange's issuance of a Resume Trading Bulletin.

Cautionary Statements

This press release contains forward-looking information. More particularly, this press release contains statements concerning the resumption of trading of the Corporation's common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange and other factors. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "is expected", "expects", "scheduled", "intends", "contemplates", "anticipates", "believes", "proposes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Such statements are based on the current expectations of the management of the Corporation. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release, including the resumption of trading of the Corporation's common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange, may not occur by certain specified dates or at all and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the Corporation, including, but not limited to, economic factors and the equity markets generally. Although the Corporation has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and the Corporation undertakes no obligations 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.

This press release is not an offer of the securities for sale in the United States. The securities have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Silk Road Energy Inc.
    Zulfikar Rashid
    Director
    403.240.1821