| ||February 09, 2021|
MARKSMEN ANNOUNCES FINAL CLOSING OF INCREASED PRIVATE PLACEMENT AND GRANT OF STOCK OPTIONS
| ||CALGARY, ALBERTA, February 9, 2021 -- Marksmen Energy Inc. ("Marksmen" or the "Company") (TSXV: MAH) announces that it has completed the second and final closing of its previously announced non-brokered private placement of units (the "Units") of Marksmen (the "Offering") which was increased pursuant to the Company's news release dated February 1, 2021. The Company issued 12,575,000 Units at a price of $0.04 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $503,000, bringing the total aggregate gross proceeds raised under the Offering to the maximum of $600,000. Each Unit is comprised of one (1) common share ("Common Share") and one (1) share purchase warrant ("Warrant") of Marksmen. Each whole Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at a price of $0.07 per share expiring two (2) years from the date of issuance.|
Pursuant to the Offering, Marksmen paid cash commissions to qualified non-related parties of $34,480 and issued 862,000 broker warrants entitling the holder to acquire one Common Share at a price of $0.05 per share for a period of one (1) year from the date of issuance.
Marksmen intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering of $565,520 to pay $75,000 of debenture interest, $400,000 towards drilling or recompletion of wells in Ohio and $90,520 towards working capital.
Completion of the Offering is subject to regulatory approval including, but not limited to, the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange Inc. ("TSXV"). The securities issued are subject to a four month hold period from the date of issuance.
Related Party Participation in the Private Placement
Insiders subscribed for 1,925,000 Units in the final closing of the Offering for a total of 15.31%. As insiders of Marksmen participated in the final closing of the Offering, it is deemed to be a "related party transaction" as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101-Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101").
Neither the Company, nor to the knowledge of the Company after reasonable inquiry, a related party, has knowledge of any material information concerning the Company or its securities that has not been generally disclosed.
The Offering is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 (pursuant to subsections 5.5(c) and 5.7(1)(b)) as it was a distribution of securities for cash and neither the fair market value of the Units distributed to, nor the consideration received from, interested parties exceeded $2,500,000.
The Company did not file a material change report more than 21 days before the expected final closing of the Offering because the details of the participation therein by related parties of the Company were not settled until shortly prior to the final closing of the Offering and the Company wished to close on an expedited basis for business reasons.
Stock Option Grants
Marksmen also announces the granting of stock options to purchase 3,985,000 common shares of the Company to directors, officers, employees and consultants subject to regulatory and TSXV approval. The options were issued with an exercise price of $0.05 per share, vest as to one-third (1/3) immediately and one-third (1/3) on each of the first and second anniversaries of the grant date and have a five-year term from the date of issuance.
For additional information regarding this news release please contact Archie Nesbitt, Director and CEO of the Company at (403) 265-7270 or e-mail email@example.com.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.
This news release may contain certain forward-looking information and statements, including without limitation, statements pertaining to the use of proceeds and the Company's ability to obtain necessary approvals from the TSXV. All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking information and such information involves various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. A description of assumptions used to develop such forward-looking information and a description of risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information can be found in Marksmen's disclosure documents on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. Marksmen does not undertake to update any forward-looking information except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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