NOK 300MM Credit Facility for Norwegian Exploration and Appraisal Activity

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| Source: Atlantic Petroleum P/F
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Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, 2013-03-07 12:15 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlantic Petroleum (OMX: FO-ATLA) is pleased to announce that its fully owned Norwegian subsidiary Atlantic Petroleum Norge AS has entered into a NOK 300MM bank credit facility with DnB to finance the Company’s growth plans in Norway.

The 3 year facility is put in place to finance Atlantic Petroleum’s planned Norwegian exploration and appraisal programme.

Under the terms of the credit facility, approx. 74% of all the Company’s exploration, appraisal and supporting expenditure in Norway will be met by DnB, thereby substantially increasing the Company's capital available for investment in Norway activity. The facility will be fully repaid by funds received from the Norwegian Government under the 78% cash back regime in relation  to all exploration and appraisal cost on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Ben Arabo, CEO, commented:
“The Exploration finance facility is an important step in Atlantic Petroleum´s growth strategy for Norway. We look forward to extending our current Norwegian asset base and building a high impact exploration and appraisal programme in the time to come.”

  

Further Details:
Further details can be obtained from Ben Arabo, CEO, tel +298 350100 (ben.arabo@petroleum.fo). This announcement will be available, together with other information about Atlantic Petroleum, on the Company's website: www.petroleum.fo.
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Announcement no. 6/2013
Issued 07-03-2013

         P/F Atlantic Petroleum
         Yviri við Strond 4
         P.O. Box 1228
         FO-110 Tórshavn
         Faroe Islands
         
         Telephone +298 350 100
         Fax +298 350 101
         Website: www.petroleum.fo
         E-mail: petroleum@petroleum.fo