CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – May 31, 2016) – Bonterra Energy Corp. (TSX:BNE) (“Bonterra” or the “Company”) today announces that following a semi-annual review of its credit facilities and in light of current market conditions, its borrowing base has been adjusted by approximately 10% from $425 million to $380 million, comprised of a $330 million syndicated revolving credit facility, and a $50 million non-syndicated revolving credit facility. The revolving period on the facilities expires on April 30, 2017.
As at May 31, 2016, Bonterra had approximately $340 million drawn on the revised $380 million credit facilities, providing the Company with sufficient liquidity and financial flexibility to execute on its business plan. Bonterra intends to continue repaying debt through the balance of the year.
Based on the Company’s current assumptions regarding commodity prices, as well as budgeted production levels for the balance of 2016, pro forma funds flow from operations is expected to exceed total expenditures including capital investments and monthly dividend payments. As debt levels decline and commodity prices continue to strengthen, Bonterra’s sustainability will be further enhanced, enabling the Company to consider increased capital spending or potentially increasing the dividend.
Bonterra Energy Corp. is a conventional oil and gas corporation with operations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. The shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “BNE”.
Forward Looking Information
Certain statements contained in this release include statements which contain words such as “anticipate”, “could”, “should”, “expect”, “seek”, “may”, “intend”, “likely”, “will”, “believe” and similar expressions, relating to matters that are not historical facts, and such statements of our beliefs, intentions and expectations about development, results and events which will or may occur in the future, constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and are based on certain assumptions and analysis made by us derived from our experience and perceptions. Forward-looking information in this release includes, but is not limited to: expected cash provided by continuing operations; cash dividends; future capital expenditures, including the amount and nature thereof; oil and natural gas prices and demand; expansion and other development trends of the oil and gas industry; business strategy and outlook; expansion and growth of our business and operations; and maintenance of existing customer, supplier and partner relationships; supply channels; accounting policies; credit risks; and other such matters.
All such forward-looking information is based on certain assumptions and analyses made by us in light of our experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors we believe are appropriate in the circumstances. The risks, uncertainties, and assumptions are difficult to predict and may affect operations, and may include, without limitation: foreign exchange fluctuations; equipment and labour shortages and inflationary costs; general economic conditions; industry conditions; changes in applicable environmental, taxation and other laws and regulations as well as how such laws and regulations are interpreted and enforced; the ability of oil and natural gas companies to raise capital; the effect of weather conditions on operations and facilities; the existence of operating risks; volatility of oil and natural gas prices; oil and gas product supply and demand; risks inherent in the ability to generate sufficient cash flow from operations to meet current and future obligations; increased competition; stock market volatility; opportunities available to or pursued by us; and other factors, many of which are beyond our control.
Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, this forward-looking information and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking information will transpire or occur, or if any of them do, what benefits will be derived there from. Except as required by law, Bonterra disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
The forward-looking information contained herein is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
The TSX does not accept responsibility for the accuracy of this release.
George F. Fink
Chairman and CEO
(403) 265-7488 (FAX)
Bonterra Energy Corp.
Robb D. Thompson
CFO and Secretary
(403) 265-7488 (FAX)