Financing Facility Conversion and Issue of Equity
26 November 2018
Anglo African Oil & Gas plc, an independent oil and gas developer, became aware over the weekend of a short position over the Company's ordinary shares (the "Ordinary Shares") by Sandabel L.P. ("Sandabel"), the provider of an unsecured convertible loan to the Company.
In light of this, the Company has negotiated with Sandabel to convert £750,000 of unsecured loan notes issued pursuant to the initial partial drawdown announced on 14 November 2018 into Ordinary Shares at a conversion price of 6.3 pence per Ordinary Share. The Company will, therefore, issue Sandabel with 11,904,761 new Ordinary Shares (the "New Shares").
Following the redemption by issue of 11,904,761 new Ordinary Shares, the total amount currently outstanding pursuant to all loan notes issued to Sandabel will be £250,000.
Sandabel has undertaken that it will not adopt any net short position in the Ordinary Shares in the future.
The Company is also reviewing alternative sources of capital financing available to it in order to ensure that the capital required by the Company is secured on the best terms and takes fully into account the interest of shareholders.
Details of the New Shares
Application will be made for the New Shares, which will rank pari passu with the existing shares, to be admitted to trading on AIM ("Admission"). It is expected that Admission will become effective and dealings will commence in the New Shares on or around 29 November 2018.
Total Voting Rights
Following the issue of the New Shares, the issued share capital of the Company will consist of 173,960,785 shares. No shares were held in treasury at the date of this announcement. The total current voting rights in the Company are therefore 173,960,785.
The above total current voting rights number is the figure which may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculation by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in the Company.
Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)
Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 until the release of this announcement.
For further information please visit www.aaog.com or contact:
|Anglo African Oil & Gas plc
David Sefton, Executive Chairman
James Berwick, Chief Executive Officer
|Tel: c/o St Brides Partners
+44 20 7236 1177
|finnCap Ltd (Nominated Adviser and Broker)||Tel: +44 20 7220 0500|
|Christopher Raggett, Giles Rolls, Anthony Adams (Corporate Finance)
Camille Gochez (Corporate Broking)
|St Brides Partners (Financial PR)||Tel: +44 20 7236 1177|
|Frank Buhagiar, Juliet Earl|
Notes to Editors
Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) is an AIM-listed independent oil and gas company that owns a 56 per cent stake in the producing Tilapia oil field in the Republic of the Congo. The Company boasts a low-cost production story in a prolific hydrocarbon region with significant exploration upside, differentiating it substantially from its E&P peers. Additionally, management's remuneration is tied to hitting production milestones, reflecting their strong focus on cost control.