Saratoga Resources, Inc. today announced that it has received notification that its common stock has been approved for listing on the NYSE Amex stock exchange and has chosen J. Streicher & Co., L.L.C. as its designated market maker. Saratoga expects its common stock to begin trading on the NYSE Amex under the trading symbol ‘SARA’ on July 20, 2011. Saratoga’s common stock will continue to trade on the OTCQB under its current symbol, “SROE.PK,” until such date.
“Our listing on the NYSE Amex marks a significant milestone in the transformation of our company,” said Thomas F. Cooke, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Over the past several years we have weathered an unprecedented decline in commodity prices and exited bankruptcy, preserving our equity holders’ interests intact and paying our creditors one hundred cents on the dollar. We have since refinanced our debt and strengthened our balance sheet with the infusion of additional equity while improving our bottom line through increasing production, a rebound in commodity prices and a sharp focus on controlling costs through operating efficiencies. We believe that our recently announced successful equity raises, including the participation of funds managed by Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX - News) affiliate GSO Capital Partners as lead investor, together with our move to the NYSE Amex is a reflection on the great strides we have made as a company. We expect our listing on the NYSE Amex to result in increased visibility within the investment community and additional liquidity in the capital markets for our common stock.”
“We welcome Saratoga Resources to the NYSE Euronext family of listed companies and to NYSE Amex,” said Scott Cutler, Executive Vice President, NYSE Euronext. “Saratoga and its shareholders will benefit from superior market quality and technology, a broad array of issuer and investor services, and a global brand association. We look forward to building a strong and lasting partnership with the Company and its shareholders.” For more information, please visit: www.saratogaresources.com.
About Saratoga Resources
Saratoga is an independent exploration and production company with offices in Houston, Texas and Covington, Louisiana. Principal holdings cover 33,869 gross (31,125 net) acres, mostly held-by-production, located in the transitional coastline and protected in-bay environment on parish and state leases of south Louisiana. Saratoga's stock currently trades on the OTC Market under the symbol "SROE.PK".
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