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88 Energy Limited - Result of Placing

RNS Number : 8101O
88 Energy Limited
11 February 2021
 

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88 Energy Limited

 

Result of Placing

 

88 Energy Limited ("88 Energy" or the "Company") (ASX, AIM: 88E) is pleased to announce that, further to the notification on 10 February 2021, the Company has successfully completed a bookbuild to domestic and international institutional and sophisticated investors to raise $A12 million before costs (the "Placing") through the issue of 1,500,000,000 ordinary shares of no par value (the "Placing Shares") at A$0.008 (equivalent to 0.45 pence) per Placing Share.

 

The Placing was conducted through a bookbuilding process, managed by Cenkos Securities plc in the UK and Euroz Hartleys Ltd in Australia.

 

The Placing Shares, which will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares in the Company, have been conditionally placed subject to admission to trading on both the ASX and AIM ("Admission"). Application will be made for the Placing Shares to be admitted to trading on both the ASX and AIM, with Admission expected to occur on 22 February 2021.

 

The Placing does not require shareholder approval and the issue and allotment of the Placing Shares will rely on the Company's placement capacity pursuant to ASX Listing Rule 7.1.

 

Following the issue of the Placing Shares, the Company will have 12,161,590,431 ordinary shares in issue, all of which have voting rights. The figure of 12,161,590,431 ordinary shares may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or change their interest in, the Company.

 

Commenting on the Placing and the recently announced Board Changes, Dave Wall, Managing Director of 88 Energy, stated:

 

 

 

"With the completion of this placement, the Company is now fully funded for all planned activity through to the end of the calendar year. While the path to spud of Merlin-1 has been challenging, the prize is more than worth it, and we look forward to commencement of drilling in around three weeks.

 

We now also have funding to drill the Harrier prospect, in addition to Merlin, which provides a combined gross aggregate target of over 1 billion barrels of recoverable oil, on trend to large existing discoveries immediately to both the north and south of the project area.

 

After seven years, my time at the Company is coming to an end but there is still much to do so it is business as usual."

 

For further information please contact:

 

88 Energy Ltd

admin@88energy.com

Dave Wall, Managing Director

Tel: +61 8 9485 0990

Finlay Thomson, Investor Relations

Tel: +44 7976 248 471



Euroz Hartleys Ltd


Dale Bryan

Tel: +61 8 9268 2829



Cenkos Securities Plc


Neil McDonald

Tel: +44 (0)131 220 9771 / +44 (0)207 397 1953

Derrick Lee

Tel: +44 (0)131 220 9100 / +44 (0)207 397 8900

Pearl Kellie

Tel: +44 )0)131 220 9775

 

 

 

 

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