Stetson Oil & Gas Ltd.

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Stetson Oil & Gas Ltd.

March 28, 2014 08:00 ET

Stetson Oil & Gas Litigation Update: Settlement Reached With Stifel Nicolaus Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 28, 2014) - Stetson Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SSN), a Forbes & Manhattan Energy Group Company, has entered into a settlement agreement with Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. (formerly Thomas Weisel Partners Canada Inc.) in respect of Stetson's claim against Stifel for the 2008 failed bought deal financing.

Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Stifel will pay to Stetson the sum of CAD$7 million in cash and Stetson shall have no further claim, right or entitlement against Stifel in respect of the failed bought deal financing.

Stetson has fought hard over the past five years to ensure a fair outcome to the litigation and the company is pleased to have reached a settlement.

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