Petroteq Energy Engages Meadowbank Asset Management Inc. as Agent and Announces a Brokered Financing of $18 Million CAD
Sherman Oaks, California--(Newsfile Corp. - November 3, 2022) - Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSXV: PQE) (OTC PINK: PQEFF) (FSE: PQCF) ("Petroteq" or the "Company"), an oil company focused on the development and implementation of its proprietary oil sands extraction and remediation technologies, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an engagement agreement with Meadowbank Asset Management, Inc. (the "Agent") as an advisor, and to conduct a brokered private placement financing on a commercially reasonable best efforts basis (the "Financing") of units (the "Units") to be sold at a price of C$0.05 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of up to C$18.07 Million (the "Offering"). Each Unit will be comprised of one Common Share and one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share (a "Warrant Share") at a price of C$0.10 for a period of 24 months from the closing date of the Offering. The Common Shares, Warrants and Warrant Shares will be subject to a resale hold period under applicable Canadian securities laws. The Offering is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV").
The proceeds from the Offering will be used to upgrade, improve and fully commercialize the 500 barrels per day pilot plant currently located in Asphalt Ridge NW, Utah, as well as for general working capital purposes.
Ron Miles, Petroteq's CEO stated, "Our Clean Oil Recovery Technology (CORT) is a unique flow-through process and is less complex compared to Canadian oil sands, which are saturated in water. We believe our 500 BPD Pilot plant in Asphalt Ridge NW, Utah has provided a full proof of concept in basically every aspect of the initial trial phase within the overall process, thus giving us a detailed scope to scale up from a pilot plant to a full-scale commercial-operation facility. Our 500 BPD commercial plant should be able to produce a superior quality oil. With today's oil price hovering around $90 per barrel, I believe we should be able to produce oil and become profitable once our commercial plant becomes fully operational. Based on several engineering reports and economic evaluation models, it may be possible to achieve an annual EBIDA ranging between $10 and $13 million dollars based on the models' estimates".
In connection with the Offering and in accordance with the policies of the TSXV, the Company will pay the Agent an advisory fee in addition to a financing fee. The Agent shall be the book-runner for the financing and shall be paid a financing fee equal to 8% in cash and 8% in broker warrants valid for 18 months at C$0.05 per warrant, based on the gross proceeds for subscriptions by subscribers introduced to the Company by the Agent. The Agent and the Company may also pay a portion of the financing fees to other broker dealers or Exempt Market Dealers participating in the Offering, as well as to arm's length finders in connection with the Offering.
If Related Parties participate in the Offering, the Offering will constitute a related-party transaction as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Interests. This transaction is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 pursuant to sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101 as neither the fair market value of any securities issued to nor the consideration paid by such person is expected to exceed 25.0% of the Company's market capitalization.
The Offering is expected to close on or about November 30, 2022, or such other date as may be mutually agreed to by the Company and the subscribers, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary stock exchange approvals, such as the approval of the TSXV. All securities issued in connection with the Offering are subject to a four-month and one day hold period in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws, during which time the securities may not be traded.
Petroteq Energy Inc.
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About Petroteq Energy Inc.
Petroteq is a clean technology company focused on the development, implementation and licensing of a patented, environmentally safe and sustainable technology for the extraction and reclamation of heavy oil and bitumen from oil sands and mineable oil deposits. The versatile technology can be applied to both water-wet deposits and oil-wet deposits - outputting high-quality oil and clean sand.
Petroteq believes that its technology can produce a relatively sweet heavy crude oil from deposits of oil sands at Asphalt Ridge without requiring the use of water, and therefore without generating wastewater which would otherwise require the use of other treatment or disposal facilities which could be harmful to the environment. Petroteq's process is intended to be a more environmentally friendly extraction technology that leaves clean residual sand that can be sold or returned to the environment, without the use of tailings ponds or further remediation. For more information, visit www.petroteq.energy.
About Meadowbank Asset Management Inc.
Established in 2006, Meadowbank Asset Management Inc. is currently registered as a Portfolio Manager and Exempt Market Dealer under the provisions of the Ontario Securities Act; and under the Passport System as an Exempt Market Dealer in Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec.
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