PERTH, Australia, July 31, 2012 – Aurora Oil & Gas Limited (“Aurora”) (TSX: AEF) (ASX: AUT) announced that it has closed the previously announced offering by its wholly owned subsidiary, Aurora USA Oil & Gas, Inc. (the “Issuer”), of an aggregate principal amount of US$165 million 9.875% senior unsecured notes due February 2017 (the “Additional Notes”). The Additional Notes were issued at a price of 101.5% of their face amount, resulting in net proceeds of approximately US$163 million after deduction of commissions and estimated costs of the offering. The Additional Notes are a follow-on to the Issuer’s US$200 million aggregate principal amount of 9.875% senior unsecured notes issued on 8 February 2012 (“Existing Notes”), and will form a single series of debt securities with the Existing Notes. The Additional Notes will be issued as senior unsecured obligations of the Issuer, and will be guaranteed by Aurora and each of the subsidiaries of the Issuer.
The Additional Notes have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. The Additional Notes were offered and sold only to qualified institutional buyers in the United States in accordance with Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act and to certain non-U.S. persons outside the United States in compliance with Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act. In Canada, the Additional Notes were offered and sold on a private placement basis in certain provinces of Canada to certain accredited investors.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.
SOURCE: Aurora Oil & Gas Limited