Private Placement and Share Purchase Plan to raise $11.5M
The private placement and SPP follows the announcement yesterday by the Queensland Government of the appointment of State Gas as Preferred Tenderer for Authority to Prospect (ATP) for PLR2020-1-5, a large (1,414 km2) new area of gas acreage located 40 km south west of Rolleston in Central Queensland, contiguous with the Company's PL231 (Reid's Dome Gas Project).
Funds raised under the placement and SPP will be used to drill and production test at least three new gas wells (subject to approvals), and provide funding for field geology, seismic reprocessing and infrastructure studies for PLR2020-1-5 ("Rolleston-West") and PL231 ("Reids Dome"), along with corporate and fundraising costs.
State Gas is pleased to announce that it has received firm and binding commitments from sophisticated and strategic investors including Trevor St Baker (and associated entities) and other experienced energy and technology investors to raise $9.5M. The issue price of the new Shares is $0.55 per Share.
The Placement will result in the issue of 17,272,730 new fully paid ordinary shares in State Gas.
Settlement is scheduled for 29 September 2020, with allotment of new shares planned for 2 October 2020. The new shares are being issued without shareholder approval and using the Company's existing capacity under Listing Rule 7.1
Share Purchase Plan
The issue price under the SPP will be $0.55 per share, which represents a 4.1% discount to the Volume Weighted Average Market Price (VWAP) over the last 5 days on which sales of shares are recorded prior to the announcement of the SPP to ASX on 23 September 2020.
Under the SPP, eligible shareholders, being those with registered address in Australia or New Zealand on 22 September 2020 (Record Date) (Eligible Shareholders), will be given the opportunity to purchase up to $30,000 worth of new fully paid ordinary shares in the Company at a discount and without incurring brokerage or transaction costs. Eligible Shareholders will be able to participate in the SPP by subscribing for shares in multiples of $5,000, subject to a scale back at the Directors' discretion and the Listing Rules.
The SPP is targeting a maximum of $2,000,000. The SPP is not underwritten, however the Company reserves its right to accept additional funds received and place any shortfall under the SPP at a price not less than the issue price in accordance with its share issue capacity under the Listing Rules.
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About State Gas Limited
State Gas Limited (ASX:GAS) is a Queensland-based developer of the Reid's Dome gas field (PL 231), which includes both CSG and conventional gas, originally discovered in 1954 during oil drilling prior to the existence of a pipeline network and an east coast gas market. The Reid's Dome field is located in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland on the apex of the Springsure-Sericold Anticline. State Gas is sole Operator of PL 231, which is well-located 30 kilometres southwest of Rolleston, approximately 47 kilometres from the Queensland Gas Pipeline.
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