Dundee Energy Limited ("Dundee Energy" or the "Corporation") (TSX:DEN) announced today that its board of directors has conditionally approved a transferable rights offering pursuant to which Dundee Energy intends to raise approximately $10 million, subject to definitive terms and conditions as well as approvals from the Toronto Stock Exchange and securities regulatory authorities. Dundee Corporation, which owns approximately 57% of Dundee Energy, will agree to backstop the offering so that it will purchase common shares not otherwise purchased pursuant to the exercise of rights by shareholders. The terms of Dundee Corporation's backstop will be identical in all respects to those of shareholders participating in the rights offering.
Further information regarding the proposed rights offering will follow in due course through subsequent announcements as well as a disclosure document which will be filed and sent to shareholders of record on a date to be determined. It is expected that the net proceeds from the offering will be used to incur further exploration expenditures on the Corporation's properties in Southern Ontario.
ABOUT THE CORPORATION
Dundee Energy Limited is a Canadian-based oil and natural gas company with a mandate to create long-term value for its shareholders through the exploration, development, production and marketing of oil and natural gas, and through other high impact energy projects. Dundee Energy holds interests, both directly and indirectly, in the largest accumulation of producing oil and gas assets in Ontario, in the development of an offshore underground natural gas storage facility in Spain and, through a preferred share investment, in certain exploration and evaluation programs for oil and natural gas offshore Tunisia. The Corporation's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "DEN".
Certain information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions or include words such as "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "plans", "believes", "estimates" or similar expressions. By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond the Corporation's control, including: exploration, development and production risks; uncertainty of reserve estimates; reliance on operators, management and key personnel; cyclical nature of the business; economic dependence on a small number of customers; additional funding that may be required to execute on exploration and development work; the ability to obtain, sustain or renew licenses and permits; risks inherent to operating and investing in foreign countries; availability of drilling equipment and access; industry competition; environmental concerns; climate change regulations; volatility of commodity prices; hedging activities; potential defects in title to properties; potential conflicts of interest; changes in taxation legislation; insurance, health, safety and litigation risk; labour costs and labour relations; geo-political risks; risks relating to management of growth; aboriginal claims; volatility of the Corporation's share price; royalty rates and incentives; regulatory risks relating to oil and natural gas exploration; marketability and price of oil and natural gas; failure to realize anticipated benefits of acquisitions and dispositions; information system risk; and other risk factors discussed or referred to in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Corporation's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2011.
Readers are cautioned that the assumptions 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. The Corporation's actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurance 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 the Corporation will derive from them. The Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
Dundee Energy Limited
President & CEO
(403) 262-8299 (FAX)
Dundee Energy Limited
c/o Dundee Corporation
21st Floor, Dundee Place
1 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, ON M5C 2V9