Deep Well Subsidiary to Seek Canadian IPO
Deep Well Oil & Gas, Inc. (Other OTC: DWOG.PK) says that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries, Deep Well Oil & Gas (Alberta), Ltd. ("Deep Well Alberta") has executed an agency engagement letter with a Canadian institutional brokerage firm with respect to pursuing an initial public offering in Canada.
The Lead Agent and Deep Well Alberta intend to work jointly to structure the IPO and offer to the public, through a syndicate of agents, on a best efforts basis, up to CDN$35 million via a common share offering the. Completion of the Offering is subject to receipt of all required regulatory approvals and stock exchange approvals, as applicable, in the United States and Canada.
The Engagement Letter provides that the Agents are to receive 10% of the gross proceeds of the Offering and, subject to regulatory approval, will be granted a 15% over allotment option exercisable by the Agents, at their discretion, for a period of 30 days after the completion of the IPO. The Agents will also be granted compensation options entitling them to acquire common shares in aggregate amount equal to 8% of the number of common shares issued pursuant to the Offering at a price equal to the Offering price exercisable on or before 2 years from the closing of the Offering.
The IPO is intended to be conducted by way of a long form prospectus offering filed in all Canadian provinces (except Quebec). Deep Well Alberta also intends to concurrently conduct a private placement in the United States under applicable securities exemptions.
Deep Well Alberta and the Lead Agent intend to negotiate and enter into a formal agency agreement which will incorporate the terms and conditions of the Engagement Letter and such other terms as are customary for a transaction of this nature. A further press release will be issued upon the execution of an agency agreement between the parties.
Deep Well Alberta looks forward to working closely with the Lead Agent in connection with the proposed IPO, which management of Deep Well believes will add significant shareholder value going forward.
Deep Well Oil & Gas, Inc. is a Nevada corporation based
in Alberta, Canada. Deep Well, through its two subsidiaries
Northern Alberta Oil Ltd. and Deep Well Alberta, indirectly
has a working interest, subject to a farmout agreement with
a third party farmee, in 63 contiguous sections of oil sands
leases and 6.5 sections of oil sands permits in the Sawn
Lake heavy oil area in North Central Alberta, Canada. The
permits and leases cover approximately 43,964 acres. The
interests of the subsidiaries, pre-farmout, was 80%. The
farmee has earned 50% of the subsidiaries' working interest
in 6 sections of the farmout lands by drilling a test well.
After the third party farmee drills 10 wells at no cost
to Deep Well, the farmee will fully earn its interest in
the project. Subsequently, Deep Well would then indirectly
hold 40% of the project prior to completion of the proposed
IPO. In addition, through its subsidiaries, Deep Well owns
approximately 29.5% of the farmee's common shares.
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