Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd.
TSX : ZAR

Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd.

April 15, 2011 17:01 ET

Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd. Announces 2011 Second Quarter Cash Dividends

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2011) - Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX:ZAR) ("Zargon") today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the current dividend policy of $0.14 per common share per month for the second quarter of 2011, based on the current economic conditions of our business. The monthly cash dividend for the month of April in the amount of Cdn. $0.14 per common share will be paid on May 16, 2011 to shareholders of record on April 30, 2011. The ex-dividend date is April 27, 2011.

Our dividend policy is reviewed monthly and is based on a number of factors including current and future commodity prices, foreign exchange rates, our commodity hedging program, current operations, financial and legal requirements and other conditions existing at such future times. We will continue to carefully monitor the impact of all these issues and adjust our monthly dividend as conditions dictate.

Zargon's 2011 second quarter cash dividend to shareholders of $0.14 per common share per month based on our 2011 guidance is as follows:

Record DateEx-Dividend DateDividend Payment DateDividend Per Share
April 30, 2011April 27, 2011May 16, 2011$0.14
May 31, 2011May 27, 2011June 15, 2011$0.14 (*)
June 30, 2011June 28, 2011July 15, 2011$0.14 (*)

(*) The above reflects an anticipated dividend based on Zargon's current projected commodity prices, commodity hedge positions and production volumes. Dividends are subject to change should there be a material change in expected cash flow for the respective periods.

Unless otherwise indicated, all dividends paid by Zargon are "eligible dividends" for Canadian tax purposes.

Zargon has a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (the "DRIP") which allows eligible shareholders to reinvest their cash dividends in additional common shares which, when issued from treasury, will be issued at 95 percent of the "Average Market Price" (as defined in the DRIP) on the applicable dividend payment date. A complete copy of the DRIP is available on Zargon's website or by calling the Account Manager for Zargon at Valiant Trust Company at (403) 233-2801 or (866) 313-1872.

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Zargon's securities trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange and there are currently 29.029 million common shares outstanding.

Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd. is a Calgary based oil and natural gas company working in the Western Canadian and Williston sedimentary basins with a long history of earnings and distributions/dividends. Zargon's smaller size and technical focus provides a unique opportunity to deliver profitable oil exploitation results from smaller oil projects that may be overlooked by larger competitors.

In order to learn more about Zargon, we encourage you to visit Zargon's website at www.zargon.ca where you will find a current shareholder presentation, financial reports and historical news releases.

Forward-Looking Statements – This news release includes forward-looking statements about our dividend policy, the amounts of future dividends to be paid and the timing thereof as at April 15, 2011. By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond our control, such as those relating to results of operations and financial condition, general economic conditions, industry conditions, changes in regulatory and taxation regimes, volatility of commodity prices, escalation of operating and capital costs, currency fluctuations, the availability of services, imprecision of reserve estimates, geological, technical, drilling and processing problems, environmental risks, weather, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, stock market volatility, the ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources and competition from other industry participants for, among other things, capital, services, acquisitions of reserves, undeveloped lands and skilled personnel. Risks are described in more detail in our Annual Information Form, which is available on our website. Forward-looking statements are provided to allow investors to have a greater understanding of our business.

You are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are based upon certain assumptions, including among other things, future oil and natural gas prices; future capital expenditure levels; future production levels; future exchange rates; future participation rates in our DRIP and use of cash preserved through the DRIP, the cost of developing and expanding our assets; our ability to obtain equipment in a timely manner to carry out development activities; our ability to market our oil and natural gas successfully to current and new customers; the impact of increasing competition; our ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms; and our ability to add production and reserves through our development and acquisition activities used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. Our actual results, performance, or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. We can give no assurance that any of the events anticipated will transpire or occur, or if any of them do, what benefits we will derive from them. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Our policy for updating forward-looking statements is that Zargon disclaims, except as required by law, any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd.
    C.H. Hansen
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    403-264-9992

    J.B. Dranchuk
    Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
    403-264-9992
    zargon@zargon.ca
    www.zargon.ca