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Press release from CNW Group

Aurora Oil & Gas Limited announces proposed private offering of senior notes

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Aurora Oil & Gas Limited announces proposed private offering of senior notes06:41 EST Wednesday, January 25, 2012PERTH, Australia, Jan. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Aurora Oil & Gas Limited (TSX: AEF) (ASX: AUT) today announced plans to commence, subject to market and other customary conditions, a private offering of US$200million in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due in 2017.  The notes will be issued by a wholly owned subsidiary of Aurora as senior unsecured obligations of the issuer, and will be guaranteed by Aurora and each of the subsidiaries of the issuer.  Aurora intends to use net proceeds from the proposed note offering to fund capital expenditures for development of its holdings in the Eagle Ford shale trend (together with other sources of liquidity) and for other general corporate purposes, including financing potential future acquisitions of oil and natural gas interests in its core areas.The senior notes to be offered will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. The senior notes are being offered only to qualified institutional buyers in the United States in accordance with Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act and to certain non-U.S. persons outside the United States in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. In Canada, the notes will be offered and sold on a private placement basis in certain provinces of Canada to certain accredited investors.This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.Forward-Looking Statements Statements in this press release which are not statements of historical facts, including but not limited to those relating to the proposed offering of senior notes and the proposed use of proceeds from the offering, are forward-looking statements. These statements instead represent management's current expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events. Although management believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements.For further information: Level 20, 77 St. George's Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia GPO Box 2530, Perth WA 6001, AustraliaT  +61 8 9440 2626   F  +61 8 9440 2699  E  info@auroraoag.com.au