Canacol Energy Ltd. Announces Closing of $500 Million Private Offering of 5.75% Senior Notes
CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Further to its news release dated November 16, 2021, Canacol Energy Ltd. (“Canacol” or the “Corporation”) (TSX:CNE) (OTCQX:CNNEF) (BVC:CNEC) is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced offering of U.S. $500 million aggregate principal amount of 5.75% senior unsecured notes due 2028 (the “Notes”).
Canacol intends to use the proceeds of the Offering to (i) refinance its outstanding 7.250% Senior Notes due 2025 (the “2025 Notes”) pursuant to the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation described in Canacol’s press releases dated November 8, 2021 and November 22, 2021 (the “Tender Offer”), (ii) pay the fees and expenses of the Tender Offer, (iii) to refinance certain other existing indebtedness of Canacol, and (iv) for general corporate purposes, including capital expenditures.
By replacing the 2025 Notes, Canacol will benefit from (i) replacing the 2025 Notes that bear an interest rate of 7.250% with the 2028 Notes that bear an interest rate of 5.75%; (ii) a Note indenture that will contain less restrictive covenants; (iii) deferring the maturity date of Canacol’s most significant indebtedness by three years; and (iv) additional liquidity to be used towards capital expenditures.
The Notes have been offered and sold only to qualified institutional buyers in the United States pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), to non-U.S. persons in transactions outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act and pursuant to certain prospectus exemptions in Canada. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act, or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Canacol is a natural gas exploration and production company with operations focused in Colombia. The Corporation’s common stock trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the OTCQX in the United States of America, and the Colombia Stock Exchange under ticker symbol CNE, CNNEF, and CNE.C, respectively.
This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this news release may be forward-looking statements. Such statements can generally be identified by words such as “may,” “target,” “could,” “would,” “will,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “intend,” “foresee” and other similar words or phrases. In particular, forward-looking statements herein include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the expectations regarding the use of proceeds of the proposed offering. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Canacol believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon. The forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release and Canacol assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as expressly required by applicable securities law. Further information regarding risks and uncertainties relating to Canacol and its securities can be found in the disclosure documents filed by Canacol with the securities regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com.