(NGM: SHEL B)
Following a book-building offering process, the Board of Directors of Shelton Petroleum has resolved to complete the private placement that was announced yesterday. The proceeds of SEK 30 million from the oversubscribed issue will be used to commence pilot production of oil and to take steps towards large-scale production in Bashkiria, Russia.
"Shelton Petroleum’s exploration program in Bashkiria has been a success. We have found oil in our first two wells. There is considerable interest in our share and the capital raising gives us the opportunity to commence oil production in Russia this summer. This will complement the oil production already in place at the Lelyaki field near Poltava in Ukraine,” says Robert Karlsson, CEO of Shelton Petroleum.
On 21 June, the Board of Directors announced a private placement of 40 – 50 million shares. There has been significant interest in the share and the Board has today resolved to complete a private placement of 50 million shares, leading to a dilution of approximately 12 per cent based on shares outstanding. The bookbuilt offering was priced at SEK 0.60 per share and raises SEK 30 million before issue costs. The shares will be issued to qualified investors and certain other selected investors. The issue of shares will be based on the authorization resolved by the Annual General Meeting held on 17 May 2010.
The new shares are expected be distributed and tradable on the NGM stock exchange no later than mid-July. Shelton Petroleum has previously resolved to apply to seek a listing of its share on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Main Market.
Carnegie Investment Bank AB has acted as financial advisor in the private placement.
For more information, please contact:
Robert Karlsson, CEO, Shelton Petroleum, tel +46 709 565 141
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About Shelton Petroleum
Shelton Petroleum is a Swedish company focused on exploring and developing concessions in the Volga-Urals area in Russia and the resource-rich basins of Ukraine. Shelton Petroleum has built effective personal relationships, strategic regional partnerships and a portfolio of projects onshore and offshore. The company holds three licenses in the Russian republic of Bashkiria, located southwest of the Ural Mountains. The license blocks, which border one another, have an area of over 500 square kilometers and are surrounded by other producing oil fields. The company has found oil in its first two wells and measured commercial flow rates. In Ukraine, Shelton Petroleum’s wholly-owned subsidiary Zhoda 2001 has a strategic partnership with Ukrnafta, Ukraine's largest oil and gas company. It provides Shelton Petroleum with a stake in the oil producing Lelyaki field in Chernigov Region close to Poltava. Shelton Petroleum also has a Joint Investment Agreement with Chornomornaftogaz, the leading Ukrainian oil and gas company in offshore development, that gives it a fifty per-cent stake in three major license areas in the Azov and Black Sea regions. The Shelton Petroleum share is traded on the NGM stock exchange under the under the symbol SHEL B. The company has resolved to seek a listing of its share on
NASDAQ OMX Main Market.