CIRCLE OIL PLC
("Circle" or the "Company")
19 October 2016
Lender Redemption Notice
Circle Oil plc (AIM:COP) announces that it has received a lender redemption notice from Circle Link S.ar.L ("Circle Link") in respect of a convertible loan agreement dated 8 June 2007 (amended and restated on 23 May 2012 and 24 April 2015) (the "CLA") as Circle Link believe an event of default has occurred under the CLA.
The lender redemption notice calls for the repayment by Circle of the outstanding loan amount under the CLA of US$20 million together with accrued interest thereon by 15 November 2016. As at 30 June 2016, the Company held cash and cash equivalents of US$7.3 million and had debt of US$77.5 million.
Circle is continuing to discuss its position with Circle Link and with the International Finance Corporation, as principal lender on its reserve based lending facility, in an effort to identify a way forward in the very near future that will allow the Company to complete the Strategic Review process announced in March 2016.
The Strategic Review process remains ongoing and further updates will be provided as appropriate.
For further information contact:
Circle Oil Plc (+44 20 7182 4913)
Mitch Flegg, CEO
Investec (+44 20 7597 5970)
Murray Consultants (+353 1 498 0320)
Notes to Editors
Circle Oil plc (AIM: COP) is an international oil & gas exploration, development and production company holding a portfolio of assets in Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt with a combination of low-risk, near-term production, and significant upside exploration potential. The Company has assets in the Rharb Basin, Morocco; the Ras Marmour Permit in southern Tunisia; the Beni Khalled permit in northern Tunisia, the Mahdia Permit offshore Tunisia and the NW Gemsa permit in Zeit Bay area of Egypt..
Further information on Circle Oil is available on its website at www.circleoil.net.
This information is provided by RNS