Welcome!

News Feed Item

Long Run Exploration Ltd. and Crocotta Energy Inc. Announce Completion of Arrangement

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/06/14 -- Long Run Exploration Ltd. ("Long Run" or the "Company") (TSX:LRE) and Crocotta Energy Inc. ("Crocotta") (TSX:CTA) are pleased to announce the successful completion of the previously announced acquisition of Crocotta pursuant to a plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") under the provisions of the Business Corporations Act (Alberta). The Arrangement was approved by greater than a 99% majority of the Crocotta shareholders who voted on the Arrangement and by greater than a 99% majority of the Long Run shareholders who voted on the issuance of the Long Run common shares in connection therewith. The Arrangement also received approval of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta today.

Pursuant to the Arrangement, Long Run has acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Crocotta. Crocotta shareholders received a combination of Long Run common shares as well as common shares and warrants of a newly established Montney-focused exploration company called Leucrotta Exploration Inc. ("ExploreCo") to be led by Crocotta's previous management team. For each Crocotta share held, shareholders of Crocotta will receive 0.415 of a Long Run common share, one common share of ExploreCo, and 0.2 arrangement warrants of ExploreCo. Each arrangement warrant entitles the holder to purchase one ExploreCo common share at a price of $1.70 for a period of 30 days following closing of the Arrangement. The assets excluded from Long Run's acquisition of Crocotta (the "Sold Assets") consist of Crocotta's assets in northeast British Columbia and northwest Alberta, which were transferred to ExploreCo in connection with the Arrangement.

Under the Arrangement, Long Run issued approximately 44 million common shares of Long Run and assumed $115 million of Crocotta net debt, inclusive of transaction costs. The transaction implies a value of approximately $346 million for Crocotta (excluding the Sold Assets). After giving effect to the Arrangement, Long Run has approximately 193 million common shares outstanding. Concurrent with the closing of the Arrangement, Long Run's credit facilities have been increased to $695 million from the previous $575 million. Immediately following completion of the Arrangement, Long Run and Crocotta amalgamated and continued under the name "Long Run Exploration Ltd."

It is anticipated that Crocotta common shares will be delisted from trading on the TSX in the next few days. Crocotta shareholders who have not already done so should submit their certificates representing Crocotta common shares to CST Trust Company, the depositary agent pursuant to the Arrangement, together with applicable letters of transmittal in accordance with the instructions set out therein in order to receive the Long Run common shares, ExploreCo common shares and ExploreCo arrangement warrants that they are entitled to receive pursuant to the Arrangement. Letters of transmittal were previously sent to Crocotta shareholders and additional copies may be obtained by contacting CST Trust Company by telephone at 1-800-387-0825 or by email at [email protected].

The Crocotta acquisition gives Long Run a major presence in the strategic oil and liquids-rich natural gas Deep Basin fairway at Pine Creek, focusing on the Cardium and Bluesky formations. This acquisition, in concert with the Deep Basin acquisition which closed on May 30, 2014, creates a new core area which will provide exploration and development opportunities and adds strategic ownership in gathering and processing infrastructure.

For the remainder of 2014, as part of its strategic business plan, Long Run will continue to focus on actively managing its portfolio of properties, improving operational efficiencies and maintaining a strong capital structure. As announced on June 12, 2014, Long Run expects 2014 production to average 32,100 BOE/d (50% oil + NGLs).

Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. acted as financial advisor to the board of directors of Long Run with respect to the Arrangement and Scotiabank and FirstEnergy Capital Corp. acted as strategic advisors. National Bank Financial Inc. acted as financial advisor to the board of directors of Crocotta with respect to the Arrangement and Haywood Securities Inc. acted as financial advisor to the special committee of the board of directors of Crocotta with respect to ExploreCo. GMP Securities LP acted as strategic advisor to Crocotta and Paradigm Capital Inc. acted as strategic advisor to ExploreCo.

Long Run is a Calgary-based intermediate oil and natural gas company focused on light-oil development and exploration in western Canada. For further information about Long Run, visit the Company's website at www.longrunexploration.com.

Advisories

Certain information contained in this press release constitutes forward-looking information or statement including, without limitation, Long Run's expected 2014 average production. By their very nature, forward-looking information and statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and risks that predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking information and statements will not be achieved. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of important factors could cause the actual results to vary materially from the forward-looking information or statements. Crocotta does not assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking information or statements and such information and statements should not be taken as guarantees of future outcomes. Subject to applicable securities laws, neither Long Run nor Crocotta undertakes any obligation to revise these forward-looking information or statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Furthermore, the forward-looking information contained in this press release is made as of the date of this document and neither Long Run nor Crocotta undertakes any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. The forward-looking information and statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE") may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas to one barrel of crude oil is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Given that the value ratio based on the current price of crude oil as compared to natural gas is significantly different from the energy equivalency conversion ratio of 6:1, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis is misleading as an indication of value.

Contacts:
Long Run Exploration Ltd.
William E. Andrew
Chair and Chief Executive Officer
(403) 261-6012

Long Run Exploration Ltd.
Dale A. Miller
President
(403) 261-6012

Long Run Exploration Ltd.
Corine Bushfield
Chief Financial Officer
(403) 261-6012

Long Run Exploration Ltd.
Jason Fleury
Vice President, Business Development
(403) 261-8302

Long Run Exploration Ltd.
Investor Relations
(888) 598-1330
[email protected]
www.longrunexploration.com

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
From wearable activity trackers to fantasy e-sports, data and technology are transforming the way athletes train for the game and fans engage with their teams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, will present key data findings from leading sports organizations San Francisco 49ers, Orlando Magic NBA team. By utilizing data analytics these sports orgs have recognized new revenue streams, doubled its fan base and streamlined costs at its stadiums. John Paul is the CEO and Founder of VenueNext. Prior ...
One of biggest questions about Big Data is “How do we harness all that information for business use quickly and effectively?” Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or spatial technology is about more than making maps, but adding critical context and meaning to data of all types, coming from all different channels – even sensors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, William (Bill) Meehan, director of utility solutions for Esri, will take a closer look at the current state of spatial technology and ar...
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, will discuss the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports. The session will include a working demo and a technical d...
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
Businesses are struggling to manage the information flow and interactions between all of these new devices and things jumping on their network, and the apps and IT systems they control. The data businesses gather is only helpful if they can do something with it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Witeck, Principal Technology Strategist at Citrix, will discuss how different the impact of IoT will be for large businesses, expanding how IoT will allow large organizations to make their legacy ap...
The many IoT deployments around the world are busy integrating smart devices and sensors into their enterprise IT infrastructures. Yet all of this technology – and there are an amazing number of choices – is of no use without the software to gather, communicate, and analyze the new data flows. Without software, there is no IT. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the protocols that communicate data and the emerging data analy...
As ridesharing competitors and enhanced services increase, notable changes are occurring in the transportation model. Despite the cost-effective means and flexibility of ridesharing, both drivers and users will need to be aware of the connected environment and how it will impact the ridesharing experience. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Timothy Evavold, Executive Director Automotive at Covisint, will discuss key challenges and solutions to powering a ride sharing and/or multimodal model in the a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform moder...
Creating replica copies to tolerate a certain number of failures is easy, but very expensive at cloud-scale. Conventional RAID has lower overhead, but it is limited in the number of failures it can tolerate. And the management is like herding cats (overseeing capacity, rebuilds, migrations, and degraded performance). Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, discusse...
Whether they’re located in a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment, cloud technologies are constantly evolving. While the innovation is exciting, the end mission of delivering business value and rapidly producing incremental product features is paramount. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Kiran Chitturi, CTO Architect at Sungard AS, will discuss DevOps culture, its evolution of frameworks and technologies, and how it is achieving maturity. He will also cover various st...
SYS-CON Events announced today that eCube Systems, a leading provider of middleware modernization, integration, and management solutions, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. eCube Systems offers a family of middleware evolution products and services that maximize return on technology investment by leveraging existing technical equity to meet evolving business needs. ...
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of So...
What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make – these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It’s important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure...
Digital innovation is the next big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies of which IoT and Big Data are key components, For example: Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT and BigData, like Nest Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in the taxicab industry The social model innovation is also a big challenge to the new social architecture with the design fr...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....