Conversion of Bonds
LONDON, UK / CALGARY, AB / ACCESSWIRE / February 17, 2023 / Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited ("COPL" or the "Company") (CSE:XOP)(LSE:COPL), an international oil and gas exploration, production and development company with production and development operations focused in Converse and Natrona Counties, Wyoming, USA, has issued 6,317,119 common shares (the "Shares") on February 9, 2023 pursuant to a conversion of $1,000,000 principal of 2024 Bonds by one Bondholder of the July 2022 Bond Issue.
Following this conversion, a total of thirteen 2024 Bonds have had their principal amount converted into Shares.
2024 Convertible Bonds principal amount outstanding: $10.0 million (50 bonds)
2024 Bondholders: 5
In addition, on February 15, 2023, the Company issued 8,530,951 Shares pursuant to the share settlement option exercised by certain Bondholders for settlement of $0.75 million of Conversion Payment amounts (and related accrued interest) due in respect of two converted 2024 Bonds and four converted 2025 Bonds. The number of Shares issued for settlement of these Conversion Payments is based on the lowest 5-day VWAP following election of the share settlement option for the Conversion Payments.
Applications will be made to the FCA for these Shares to be admitted to the Official List and to the London Stock Exchange for the Shares to be admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities within the next twelve months, in accordance with Listing Rule 14.3.4.
Following these issues of Shares the Company has a total of 292,706,882 Shares issued and outstanding. There are no Shares held in treasury and therefore the total number of voting rights in the Company is 292,706,882. This figure may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.
About the Company:
COPL is an international oil and gas exploration, development and production company actively pursuing opportunities in the United States with operations in Converse County Wyoming, and in sub-Saharan Africa through its ShoreCan joint venture company in Nigeria, and independently in other countries.
The Company's Wyoming operations are one of the most environmentally responsible with minimal gas flaring and methane emissions combined with electricity sourced from a neighbouring wind farm to power production facilities.
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Arthur Millholland, President & CEO
Mr. Ryan Gaffney, CFO
Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited
Tel: + 1 (403) 262 5441
CHF Investor Relations
Tel: +1 (416) 868 1079 ext. 251
Yellow Jersey PR Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 77 4778 8221
Equity Capital Markets, Tennyson Securities
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7186 9033
Alex Wood & Keith Dowsing
Alternative Resource Capital
AW: +44 (0) 7559 910872
KD: +44 (0) 7559 910873
Andrew Chubb / Neil Passmore
Hannam & Partners
+44 (0) 20 7907 8500
The Common Shares are listed under the symbol "XOP" on the CSE and under the symbol "COPL" on the London Stock Exchange.
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