Immediately Relieves $2.8+ Million of Debt From Books
PLANO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 11/05/15 -- Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRCH) ("Torchlight" or the "Company"), today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Husky Ventures ("Husky") its operator in the Hunton Project to sell certain assets in one of its six AMI's with Husky. The terms of the agreement call for a sale price of approximately $4.6 million, which would net the company approximately $1.4 million after paying off the operator payable and the fees and expenses relating to the transaction. The closing is set for November 30th and is part of the previously announced transaction between Gastar and Husky. Post closing, Torchlight would remain in five AMI's with Husky, with approximately 7000 net acres and ~70 BOEPD. However, Torchlight is still actively marketing its remaining Hunton Assets.
"We are aware that this transaction has taken longer than it should have, however, it is another very important milestone for the company and its turnaround," stated John Brda, CEO of Torchlight Energy. "To immediately alleviate the short term debt (operator payable) from the books and when closed, add approximately $1.4 million in cash, really shores up our balance sheet and operating capital. Since April 1, 2015, we have eliminated approximately $9.8 million in long term debt and approximately $7 million in vendor and operator payables. This is quite an achievement during these difficult times. We are also working diligently to sell the remaining assets in a timely manner in order to continue on our path of focusing on the Orogrande Project and our remaining assets."
About Torchlight Energy
Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRCH), based in Plano, Texas, is a high growth oil and gas Exploration and Production (E&P) company with a primary focus on acquisition and development of highly profitable domestic oil fields. The Company currently holds interests in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma where their targets are established plays such as the Wolf Penn, Eagle Ford Shale, Mississippi Limestone and Hunton Limestone trends. For additional information on the Company, please visit www.torchlightenergy.com.
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