VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2013) - ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. ("ShaMaran" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:SNM)(OMX:SNM) is pleased to report that the USD $150 million senior secured bond issue previously announced on October 28, 2013 has closed. The bond has a five year maturity without amortization and carries an 11.5% fixed semi-annual coupon.
The Company anticipates that the proceeds of the USD $150 million bond issue will enable it to finance development activities to achieve first production. Future development phases of the Atrush field are expected to be financed using cash flows from the sale of oil production from the Atrush Block.
The Atrush Block is operated by TAQA Atrush B.V., a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC, which holds a 39.9% working interest in the Atrush Block. ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. holds a 20.1% working interest through its wholly owned subsidiary, General Exploration Partners, Inc. Marathon Oil KDV B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO), holds a 15% interest in the block. Subsequent to their back-in, the Government of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq holds a 25% working interest.
Pareto Securities AS was the manager and bookrunner for the bond placement.
ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. is a Kurdistan focused oil development and exploration vehicle. ShaMaran Petroleum is a Canadian oil and gas company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "SNM" as well as NASDAQ OMX First North under the symbol "SNM".
This press release contains statements about expected or anticipated future events and financial results that are forward-looking in nature and, as a result, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, such as legal and political risk, civil unrest, general economic, market and business conditions, the regulatory process and actions, technical issues, new legislation, competitive and general economic factors and conditions, the uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans, the occurrence of unexpected events and management's capacity to execute and implement its future plans. Actual results may differ materially from those projected by management. Further, any forward-looking information is made only as of a certain date and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking information or statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required by applicable securities laws. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management of the Company to predict all of these factors and to assess in advance the impact of each such factor on the Company's business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking information.
On behalf of the Board,
Pradeep Kabra, President and CEO
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ShaMaran Petroleum's Certified Advisor on NASDAQ OMX First North is Pareto Securities AB.