CanArgo Closes US$ 37.5 Million Global Public Offering

CanArgo Energy Corporation has closed a global public offering of 75 million shares at US$ 0.50 per share (approximately NOK 3.46 per share).

Gross proceeds from the Global Offering were US$ 37.5 million (approximately 260 million NOK) and US$ 35.25 million (approximately 244 million NOK) after the payment of commissions but before the payment of the expenses of the Global Offering. Including the 75 million shares issued in the Global Offering, as a result of the Global Offering, CanArgo now has 189,118,505 common shares issued and outstanding.

As previously announced, the net proceeds of the issue will be used primarily for capital and operational expenditures in Georgia on the Ninotsminda/Samgori horizontal development program and appraisal of the Manavi oil discovery as well as to repay short-term credit facilities.

In addition CanArgo announced that it will file on September 23 a prospectus supplement with the Oslo Stock Exchange in connection with the listing of the shares issued in the Global Offering.

The shares issued in the Global Public Offering will be listed on Amex on or about Thursday September 23, 2004 and on Oslo Stock Exchange on or about Friday September 24, 2004.

ABG Sundal Collier Norge ASA and its US affiliate ABG Sundal Collier Inc. acted as managing placement agents for the Global Offering.

Dr. David Robson, President and CEO of CanArgo said, "We are very pleased to have successfully closed this public offering which has provided funds to further develop our exciting assets in Georgia. These funds allow us to fully exploit the opportunities that we have created over the past few years and bring these projects to fruition. We can now appraise our Manavi oil discovery, which I believe has very significant potential, and also implement our under balanced coil tubing drilling program on our two fields. This new technology has not been applied in this region before. It will be a busy year with many results expected over the next 12 months and we look forward to bringing added value to our shareholders with this comprehensive program. Furthermore, we welcome the endorsement of the global investment funds that have become our new shareholders."