Solara Exploration Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : SAA.A
TSX VENTURE : SAA.B

Solara Exploration Ltd.

August 04, 2009 14:10 ET

Solara Exploration Completes Private Placement and Enters Into Farmout With Limited Partnership

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 4, 2009) - Solara Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SAA.A) (TSX VENTURE:SAA.B) ("Solara" or the "Company") is pleased to advise that it has completed its previously announced non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of 5 million Units. The Company also advises that the Private Placement was oversubscribed and as a result, the Company exercised its overallotment option for 100,000 additional Units and the Company received aggregate proceeds of $510,000 in the Private Placement. Each Unit was priced at $0.10 and comprised of two (2) Flow-Through Class A Shares (the "Flow-Through Shares") priced at $0.05 per share and one (1) Purchase Warrant to acquire one (1) Flow-Through Class A Share of the Company (the "Warrants"). Each full Warrant will be exercisable for one Flow-Through Class A Share of the Company at a price of $0.10 per share until March 31, 2010. The Units were sold to enable the Company to perform exploratory and development drilling and seismic surveys on its lands. All securities issued pursuant to the Private Placement are subject to a four month hold pursuant to applicable securities legislation.

The Company also advises that it has entered into a Farmout, Option and Conveyance Agreement (the "Farmout Agreement") dated June 30, 2009 with the Marwayne Production Limited Partnership ("LP") which provides for the farmout by Solara of certain interests in an oil project located in eastern Alberta, on standard industry terms and conditions. The General Partner of the LP, in cooperation with the Company, will undertake the drilling of three wells on the farmout lands on behalf of the LP. In addition, the LP has also agreed to purchase and equalize the LP with the Company in producing properties situated on the farmout lands so that the interests of the LP will be uniform with the interests of the Company in the farmout lands after completion of the three well drilling program. Pursuant to the Farmout Agreement, the LP will spend up to $1,300,000 on the project. The parties anticipate that drilling of the first well will be commenced within the next week.

About Solara Exploration

Solara Exploration is a publicly traded junior oil and gas company focused on the exploration, development and acquisition of oil and natural gas in Western Canada.

READER ADVISORY

This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements, including management's assessment of future plans and operations, and capital expenditures and the timing thereof, that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks associated with oil and gas exploration, development, exploitation, production, marketing and transportation, loss of markets, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserve estimates, environmental risks, competition from other producers, inability to retain drilling rigs and other services, delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, the impact of general economic conditions in Canada, the United States and overseas, industry conditions, changes in laws and regulations (including the adoption of new environmental laws and regulations) and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and market valuations of companies with respect to announced transactions and the final valuations thereof, and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities. The Company's actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances 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, including the amount of proceeds, that the Company will derive therefrom. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

34,710,937 Class A Shares

986,700 Class B Shares

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

  • Solara Exploration Ltd.
    Donald R. Holding
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 537-0458
    (403) 537-0462 (FAX)
    Email: don_solaraexploration@shaw.ca
    or
    Solara Exploration Ltd.
    1800, 444 - 5th Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2T8