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Marquee Energy Ltd. announces private placement

05:30 EST Monday, December 19, 2011

CALGARY, Dec. 19, 2011 /CNW/ - Marquee Energy Ltd. (the "Company") (TSXV: MQL) announced today that the Company intends to complete a non-brokered private placement of up to 588,236 common shares of the Company at a price of $1.70 per common share, issued on a flow-through basis (the "CEE Flow-Through Shares") for maximum proceeds of approximately $1,000,000 (the "Offering").  It is currently expected that insiders of the Company will acquire over 25% of the CEE Flow-Through Shares issued pursuant to the Offering.  The Company further expects to close the Offering on or prior to December 30, 2011.

The completion of the Offering is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Further Information about Marquee Energy Ltd.

Marquee Energy Ltd. is a publicly traded Calgary-based growth oriented junior oil and gas company currently focused on high rate of return, oil and liquids rich gas production in Southern Alberta.  Further information about Marquee Energy Ltd. may be found in its continuous disclosure documents filed with Canadian securities regulators at www.sedar.com.

Forward Looking Information

Certain information included in this press release constitutes forward-looking information under applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes, such as making investment decisions.  Forward-looking information typically contains statements with words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "intend", "estimate", "propose", "project" or similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Forward-looking information in this press release may include, but is not limited to, information with respect to: operational decisions and the timing thereof, development and exploration plans and the timing thereof; and future production levels. Forward-looking information is based on a number of factors and assumptions which have been used to develop such information but which may prove to be incorrect.  Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information is reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information because the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.  In addition to other factors and assumptions which may be identified in this press release, assumptions have been made regarding and are implicit in, among other things: the timely receipt of any required regulatory approvals; the ability of the Company to obtain qualified staff, equipment and services in a timely and cost efficient manner; the ability of the Company to incur CEE eligible expenses; future oil and natural gas prices; currency, exchange and interest rates; the regulatory framework regarding royalties, taxes and environmental matters; and the ability of the Company to successfully market its oil and natural gas products.  Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all factors and assumptions which have been used.

Forward-looking information is based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking information.  The material risk factors affecting the Company and its business are contained in the Company's Annual Information Form which is available under the Company's issuer profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

The forward-looking information contained in this press release is made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable securities laws. The forward looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

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.

For further information:

Marquee Energy Ltd.

Richard Thompson
President & Chief Executive Officer 
(403) 384-0000
RThompson@marquee-energy.com    


Roy Evans
Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
(403) 384-0000
REvans@marquee-energy.com
   
or visit the Company's website at www.marquee-energy.com.




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