24 September 2012 TANGIERS PETROLEUM LIMITED Tangiers to Raise up to $5.8m to Launch Growth Strategy Company to turn its attention to African farm-in and acquisition opportunities under new Executive Chairman Eve Howell Tangiers Petroleum Limited (ASX:TPT, AIM:TPET, "Tangiers" or "the Company") is pleased to advise that further to its announcement on 21 September 2012, it has resolved to increase the size of its proposed capital raising to up to $5.8 million through a share placement ("Placement") and share purchase plan ("SPP"). The funds will be raised through an upsized $5 million Placement of approximately 18.2 million shares at an issue price of A$0.28 (GBP £0.18) per share to sophisticated and institutional investors and through a SPP capped at $800,000 to existing shareholders at A$0.28 (GBP £0.18) per share. As previously advised, the Placement will be completed in two tranches with approximately 8.2 million shares issued in the first tranche pursuant to the company's remaining 15% capacity under ASX Rule 7.1 and the balance of 10 million shares issued in the second tranche subject to shareholder approval at a General Meeting of shareholders scheduled to be held in late October. Approximately 2.8 million shares also priced at A$0.28 (GBP £0.18) per share will also be offered under the SPP with an anticipated record date of 21st of September 2012 and the right for shareholders to subscribe for shares up to a value of $15,000. It is anticipated that any shortfall in the SPP (if any) will be placed with sophisticated and experienced investors. SPP documentation will be sent to eligible shareholders shortly. DJ Carmichael acted as Lead Manager to the Australian Placement and SPP. The proceeds of the raising will be used to help underpin the growth strategy being devised for Tangiers by the new board consisting of Eve Howell, the Company's new Executive Chairman, Brent Villemarette, ongoing Executive Director, and Max de Vietri, who has joined the Tangiers Board as a Non-executive Director. Ms Howell is a highly experienced petroleum executive who enjoyed a distinguished career with Woodside, where she was Executive Vice President of the North West Shelf project and Chief Executive of the North West Shelf Venture. Prior to joining Woodside in 2006, Ms Howell was a senior executive with Apache, holding the positions of Regional Vice President at Apache Corporation and Managing Director of the Australian subsidiary Apache Energy. Mr de Vietri is a successful geologist who has played a leading role in major petroleum and mineral projects around the world. In particular, he is widely regarded as the person who uncovered Mauritania's and Mali's petroleum potential. He founded and ran the ASX-listed Baraka Petroleum, vending in an extensive package of African tenements. Under Ms Howell's leadership, the Board has signalled its intention to set Tangiers on course for aggressive growth as part of the plan to develop the Company into a substantial African petroleum group. The proceeds of the raising will help enable Tangiers to assess growth opportunities in Africa, including potential farm-in deals and acquisitions. "This raising will enable us to hit the ground running," Ms Howell said. "We see the support shown for this capital raising and the investment by new institutional and existing shareholders as a strong endorsement of the strategy the new Board has undertaken and positions us strongly to fulfil our growth objectives. There are significant opportunities in Africa for Tangiers to acquire interests in exploration and development projects. "As part of our strategy, we are looking for deals which have the potential to generate substantial returns for shareholders." KRYSTEL KIROU Joint Company Secretary Tangiers Petroleum Limited Level 6, 5 Mill Street Perth WA 6000, Australia Ph: +61 8 9485 0990 www.tangierspetroleum.com Contacts RFC Ambrian Limited (Nominated Adviser) Mr Stuart Laing + 61 8 9480 2506 Old Park Lane Capital PLC (Joint AIM Broker) Mr Michael Parnes Mr Luca Tenuta + 44 20 7493 8188 Shore Capital Stockbrokers Ltd (Joint AIM Broker) Mr Jerry Keen Mr Bidhi Bhoma + 44 20 7408 4090 Mr Ed Portman (Media and Investor Relations - United Kingdom) Tavistock Communications + 44 20 7920 3150 END -0- Sep/24/2012 06:00 GMT
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