Canada Energy Partners Inc. (the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with GMP Securities L.P. (“GMP” or the “Agent”), pursuant to which GMP will act as agent, on a commercially reasonable best-efforts basis, in respect of a brokered private placement (the “Offering”) of common shares of the Corporation (the “Common Shares”). Pursuant to the Offering, the Corporation will raise gross proceeds of a minimum $15,000,000 and a maximum $25,000,000 through the issuance of Common Shares at a price to be determined in the context of the market, subject to the TSX-V discount rules, and will be not less than $1.18, being a 10% discount to the closing price of the Common Shares on the TSX-V on Tuesday, April 22, 2008. The Corporation will pay the Agent a cash commission of 6% of the gross proceeds of the Offering. The Common Shares issued pursuant to the Offering will be subject to a four-month hold period under applicable Canadian securities laws and the Offering is subject to all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals.
Proceeds from the Offering will be used by the Corporation to address the capital needs for Montney exploration in northeast British Columbia including joint ventures with Crew Energy Inc. and West Energy Ltd., commencement of commercial production from the Peace River CBM Project, additional exploration for conventional and unconventional gas resources and for general working capital.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of
Canada Energy Partners Inc.
CANADA ENERGY PARTNERS INC.
1500 – 885 West Georgia St.
Main Phone: (604) 909-1154
Facsimile: (604) 488-0319
Attention: John Proust, Director
Direct Phone: (604) 895-7445
Attention: Ben Jones, Chief Executive Officer
Direct Phone: (225) 928-9980
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