FSC / Press Release
Western Plains Enters Amended Credit Facility and Swaps Minor Property Interests
Calgary, Alberta CANADA, December 13, 2012 /FSC/ - Western Plains Petroleum Ltd.
(WPP - TSX Venture), ("Western Plains" or the "Company") is pleased to announce
it has received approval for its amended its credit facilities with the Canadian
Western Bank. The Company's limit under the revolving operating demand portion
of the Credit Facilities has been fixed at $2,025,000 (a slight reduction from
its prior limit of $2,040,000), while the non-revolving acquisition/development
facility retains its $300,000 limit. The revolving credit facility and
acquisition/development facility bear interest at the bank's prime rate plus 1.5
% per annum and 2.00 % per annum, respectively. The Credit Facilities are
secured against the assets of the Company.
The Company also announces it has closed an asset exchange with Nordic Oil and
Gas Ltd. ("NOGL"), under which it acquired NOGL's entire undivided 33 1/3%
beneficial interest in certain petroleum and natural gas interests located in
the Blackfoot area of eastern Alberta (the "NOGL Assets"). Prior to the
transaction, each of NOGL, Western Plains and an arms-length industry partner,
held undivided 33 1/3% net beneficial interests in these assets. In exchange,
Western Plains provided NOGL with (i) a cash payment of $60,000, (ii) a 12 month
option to acquire a shut-in well (and spacing unit) in the Lloydminster, Alberta
area (the "Option Asset"), (iii) a release of NOGL in respect of amounts owed to
Western Plains for past capital and operating expenses incurred on these jointly
held Blackfoot properties, and (iv) the transfer of the Company's undivided 50%
beneficial interest in 120 acres of petroleum and natural gas rights located in
the Lloydminster area of eastern-Alberta ("Western Plains Assets"), such
transactions having an effective date of November 1, 2012 (the "Transaction").
The NOGL Assets, comprised of approximately 20 lsds (approximately 800 gross
acres), include eight (8) producing heavy oil wells and nine (9) shut-in wells,
increased Western Plains' working interest in these properties to 66 2/3%, with
Western Plains remaining as operator. The Western Plains Assets transferred to
NOGL consist of three (3) producing heavy oil wells on 120 net acres. The
Option Asset is comprised of one (1) shut-in well and 40 net acres, with NOGL
having 12 months to exercise the option to acquire for nominal consideration. No
finder's fee was payable in respect of the Transaction.
About Western Plains Petroleum Ltd.
Western Plains is a Lloydminster, Alberta, based junior heavy oil producer with
interests located in the Lloydminster area in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. The
common shares of the Company trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol
For more information, please contact:
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (780) 205- 4468
VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (403) 990 - 3876
Western Plains Petroleum Ltd.
#202, 5004 - 18 Street
Lloydminster, AB T9V 1V4
Telephone: (780) 871-0725
Fax :(780) 808 - 8038
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as the
term is defined in the Policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Certain information in this Press Release is forward-looking within the meaning
of certain securities laws, and is subject to important risks, uncertainties and
assumptions. This forward-looking information includes, among other things,
information with respect to Western Plains' beliefs, plans, expectations,
anticipations, estimates and intentions, including the completion of Western
Plains' acquisition of petroleum and natural gas interests, the success of
future drilling and development activities, the performance of existing wells,
the performance of new wells, general economic conditions, availability of
required equipment and services and prevailing commodity prices. The words
"may", "could", "should", "would", "suspect", "outlook", "believe",
"anticipate", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "plan", "target" and similar words
and expressions are used to identify forward-looking information. The
forward-looking information in this Press Release describes Western Plains'
expectations as of the date of this Press Release.
Material factors which could cause actual results or events to differ materially
from such forward-looking information include, among others, risks arising from
general economic conditions and adverse industry events, risks arising from
operations generally, changes in plans with respect to exploration or
development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve
estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production,
costs and expenses, and health, safety and environmental risks), commodity price
and exchange rate fluctuations; reliance on contractual rights such as licenses
and leases in the conduct of its business, reliance on third parties, reliance
on key personnel, possible failure of the business model or business plan or the
inability to implement the business model or business plan as planned,
competition, environmental matters, and insurance or lack thereof.
Western Plains cautions that the foregoing list of material factors is not
exhaustive, is subject to change and there can be no assurance that such
assumptions will reflect the actual outcome of such items or factors. When
relying on Western Plains forward-looking information to make decisions,
investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other
uncertainties and potential events. Western Plains has assumed a certain
progression, which may not be realized. It has also assumed that the material
factors referred to in the previous paragraph will not cause such
forward-looking information to differ materially from actual results or events.
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of
the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or
revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable
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