Manas Closes Albanian Transaction
Manas Petroleum reported that in conjunction with the binding letter-of-intent dated November 19, 2009, it has completed the sale of all of the issued and outstanding securities of Manas Adriatic GmbH ("Subsidiary") under the Share Purchase Agreement dated February 12, 2010 (the "SPA") with WWI Resources ("WWI" or "Petromanas"), a TSX-V listed company. The Subsidiary was a wholly-owned subsidiary of DWM Petroleum AG ("DWM"), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manas. In connection with the completion of the sale of the Subsidiary ("Closing"), WWI changed its name from WWI Resources Ltd. to Petromanas Energy Inc. The Petromanas common shares will commence trading under the new name on the TSX Venture Exchange on February 25, 2010.
Prior to Closing, DWM reorganized its affairs such that the Subsidiary became the sole owner of three onshore oil and gas production sharing contracts covering six licenses (the "Licenses") located in Albania and held a loan of US$8.5 million in relation to the Albanian operations.
To repay this loan previously made by DWM to the Subsidiary and its predecessors in title to the Licenses, Petromanas transferred approximately US$8.5 million to the Subsidiary and then the Subsidiary reimbursed DWM approximately US$8.5 million for the loan.