CGX Energy has closed its previously announced private placement financing. Pursuant to the Offering, CGX issued 17,500,000 common shares of the Corporation at a price of US$2 per share for gross proceeds of US$35 million, which amount includes the $5 million over-allotment fully-exercised by the underwriters. The Offering was underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by Cormark Securities Inc. and including Jennings Capital Inc., Fraser MacKenzie Limited, Toll Cross Securities Inc., Brant Securities Inc., and Alexander Capital Group Inc. (collectively the "Underwriters"). As compensation for their services in connection with the Offering, the Underwriters were paid an aggregate cash commission of US$2.1 million.
The common shares issued pursuant to the Offering will be subject to a four-month hold period, which expires on March 7, 2008. Completion of the Offering is subject to receipt by the Corporation of the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange in connection therewith.
Kerry Sully, President & CEO stated:
"We're pleased that the underwriters have closed this financing and exercised their option to subscribe for an additional 2.5 million shares. It will give us added flexibility to continue the exploration on our three offshore Guyana licenses and for general corporate purposes."