12-18-17 11:12 AM EST | Email Article

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Calgary, AB / TheNewswire / December 18, 2017 - Zenith Energy Ltd., (" Zenith " or the " Company ") ( LSE: ZEN; TSX.V: ZEE ), the dual listed international oil & gas production company operating the largest onshore oilfield in Azerbaijan, announces that Mr. Erik Larre, a Non-Executive Director of the Company, and Mr. Luca Benedetto, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, have exercised stock options. Zenith also announces that an investor in the Company has elected to exercise warrants.

Exercise of Stock Options  

Mr. Larre has today exercised stock options to acquire 500,000 common shares of no par value in the capital of the Company, (the “ New Shares ”), at an exercise price (the “ Options Price ”) of CAD$0.10 (approximately £0.06) per New Share at a total of cost of CAD$50,000.  

Mr. Benedetto has today exercised stock options to acquire a total of 1,150,000 common shares of no par value in the capital of the Company, (the “ New Shares ”), at an Options Price of CAD$0.10 (approximately £0.06) per New Share for 400,000 New Shares, and an Options Price of CAD$0.15 per New Share for 750,000 New Shares at a total of cost of CAD$152,500.  

The Stock Options Plan, (the " Plan "), was approved by shareholders at the Company's last AGM, held on January 20, 2017. 

  

Exercise of Warrants

 

The Company also announces that an investor in the Company has today exercised warrants to acquire  100,000 new common shares of no par value (the " Warrant Shares ") in the capital of the Company. The exercise price of the warrants was CAD$0.20 per Warrant Share.

  

Total Voting Rights

 

As a result of these dealings, the Company will issue a total of 1,750,000 new common shares (the “ New Common Shares ”). An application will be made for the New Common Shares to be admitted to the standard segment of the Financial Conduct Authority UK Official List and to trading on the Main Market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange (the " Admission "). The New Common Shares will rank  pari passu  in all respects with the existing common shares of the Company.  An application will also be made for the New Common Shares to be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. It is expected that Admission will become effective and unconditional dealings in the New Common Shares will begin on December 22, 2017.

 

Following Admission of the New Common Shares, the Company will have  144,200,119 common shares in issue and admitted to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture Exchange. The above figure may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or change to their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules. 

 

Transfer of Shares

Mr. Larre and Mr. Benedetto have advised the Company that they intend to transfer their respective New Shares to certain advisers as compensation for services rendered to Mr. Larre and Mr. Benedetto, respectively.  

As a result of these two transactions, Mr. Larre will be beneficially interested in a total of 4,334,068, common shares in the Company, representing 3.01 per cent of the Company's issued common share capital, as enlarged by the issue of New Common Shares. 

        

For further information please contact:

Zenith Energy Ltd.  

Andrea Cattaneo

Chief Executive Officer 

Email: info@zenithenergy.ca

Telephone:  +1 (587) 315 9031

Telefax:       +1 (403) 775 4474

 

Optiva Securities - (Joint Broker)

Christian Dennis

Telephone: + 44 (0) 203 137 1903

 

Beaufort Securities Limited - (Joint Broker)

Jon Belliss

Telephone: +44 207 382 8300

 

Allenby Capital Limited  (Financial Adviser)

Nick Harriss

Nick Athanas

Telephone:   + 44 (0) 203 328 5656

 

Yellow Jersey (Financial PR/IR)

Tim Thompson

Telephone: +44 (0) 203 735 8825

  

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