PETRONAS Extends the Outside Date under Arrangement Agreement with Progress
CALGARY, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - PETRONAS Carigali Canada Ltd ("PETRONAS
Canada") and Progress Energy Resources Corp. ("Progress") (TSX:PRQ) announced
today that PETRONAS Canada has exercised its right under the arrangement
agreement between the parties to extend the "Outside Date" under the agreement
to November 30, 2012. The Outside Date was originally established as October
31, 2012. Under the agreement, PETRONAS Canada has the right to extend the
Outside Date from October 31, 2012 for up to 90 additional days, in 30 day
increments, if the required regulatory approvals have not been obtained.
After the Outside Date, either party has the right to terminate the agreement.
PETRONAS Canada and Progress have met with officials of Industry Canada to
understand the basis for the October 19, 2012 announcement by the Minister of
Industry. As noted in the release by the Minister, PETRONAS Canada has up to
30 days from the date of the announcement to make any additional
representations and submit any further undertakings. PETRONAS Canada intends
to make further submissions to the Minister in order to obtain approval of the
PETRONAS is the national oil and gas company of Malaysia. Incorporated in 1974
the company, ranked among the most profitable among the Fortune Global 500
entities, is engaged in the oil, gas and petrochemicals industries with
strategic business assets and interests in more than 30 countries. It is one
of the world's leading LNG companies and is fully involved in every value
chain of the LNG business, from liquefaction and shipping to re-gasification
and trading. Apart from its Malaysian production facility, currently one of
the world's largest, PETRONAS also owns interests in LNG assets in Australia
About Progress Energy
Progress is a Calgary, Canada-based Energy Company focused on exploration,
development and production of large, unconventional natural gas resources in
northeast British Columbia and northwest Alberta. Progress holds the largest
acreage position in the Montney shale gas play. Throughout its history,
Progress has a solid track record of growing reserves, production and the
underlying value of the Company for its shareholders. Common shares of
Progress are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol PRQ.
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the ability to obtain all required regulatory approvals for the completion of
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limited to, the risk that the acquisition may not close when planned or at all
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