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Press release from CNW Group


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

EAGLE ENERGY TRUST ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF $150 MILLION INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING AND ACQUISITION OF LIGHT OIL FIELD IN TEXAS09:34 EST Wednesday, November 24, 2010/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES./CALGARY, Nov. 24 /CNW/ - Eagle Energy Trust ("Eagle" or the "Trust") announced that it has closed its initial public offering of 15,000,000 trust units ("Units") at a price of $10.00 per Unit for gross proceeds of $150,000,000. In addition, Eagle has closed its previously announced acquisition of a 73% working interest (the "Salt Flat Interest") the Salt Flat Field, a producing light oil field in south central Texas.The public offering of 13,000,000 Units was underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by Scotia Capital Inc. and including BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., TD Securities Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Dundee Securities Corporation, Canaccord Genuity Corp., FirstEnergy Capital Corp., GMP Securities L.P., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc. and Raymond James Ltd. An additional 2,000,000 Units were issued to OAG Holdings LLC ("OAG"), the vendor of the Salt Flat Interest, at $10.00 per Unit to fund a portion of the purchase price of the Salt Flat Interest. These 2,000,000 Units were deposited at closing with an escrow agent under an escrow agreement for the benefit of OAG until a lock-up period of up to 180 days has expired.The underwriters have also been granted an over-allotment option, exercisable for a period of 30 days from the date of the closing of the offering, to purchase up to an additional 1,950,000 Units at the offering price of $10.00 per unit to cover over-allotments, if any. If the over-allotment option is exercised in full, gross proceeds of the offering will be $169,500,000.Eagle's Units are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") under the symbol "EGL.UN".The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an available exemption from the registration requirement of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.About Eagle Energy TrustEagle is a newly formed energy trust created to provide investors with a publicly traded, oil and natural gas focused, distribution producing investment, with favourable tax treatment relative to taxable Canadian corporations. Eagle intends to qualify as a "mutual fund trust" and not be a "SIFT trust", each as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Tax Act") provided that the Trust complies at all times with the investment restrictions as set forth in the final prospectus, which preclude the Trust from investing in any entity other than a "portfolio investment entity", holding any "non-portfolio property" (each as defined in the Tax Act), or carrying on business in Canada. The strategy of the Trust is to acquire and exploit conventional long-life hydrocarbon reserves, in certain established on-shore production basins in the U.S, including initially, the Salt Flat Interest. The Trust will indirectly own, through Eagle Energy Commercial Trust (the "CT") and Eagle Energy Acquisitions LP (the "Partnership"), predominantly producing properties with development and exploitation potential. The Trust intends to make monthly distributions of a portion of its available cash to unitholders and use the remainder of its available cash to reinvest in the CT and the Partnership to fund growth through additional acquisitions and capital expenditures.Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking information that involves substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, most of which are beyond the control of Eagle, including, without limitation, those listed under "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" in Eagle's final prospectus (collectively, "forward-looking information"). Forward-looking information in this press release includes, but is not limited to, information concerning the initial public offering. The Trust cautions investors in the Units about important factors that could cause the Trust's actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements included in this press release. Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not historical facts and may be forward-looking and may involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that the expectations set out in Eagle's final prospectus or herein will prove to be correct and accordingly, prospective investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release and Eagle does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.Richard W. ClarkPresident & Chief Executive OfficerAll material information pertaining to Eagle Energy Trust may be found at or on the Trust'swebsite at www.EagleEnergyTrust.comFor further information: Richard W. Clark President and Chief Executive Officer 403.531.1575