Thursday, February 28, 2008

BVI-based Homeland Energy Corp. completes merger with Chrysalis, and acquires 15.6% of Australian company Altona Resources

Homeland Energy Corp., a private BVI-registered company focused on energy exploration and development in South Africa, reported that its merger partner, Chrysalis Capital IV Corporation, has made another step in the process of the Reverse take-over of Chrysalis (a Capital Pool Company) by Homeland, having lodged its Filing Statement on SEDAR. The Filing Statement is actually a comprehensive compilation of information on both corporate entities merging, and on the structure, composition and financial state of the final entity.

When the Reverse take-over will be closed, the traded entity will be called Homeland Energy Group Ltd. and will commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the assigned ticker symbol of “HEG” in the beginning of March 2008.

Also, pursuant to the previously announced share exchange offer by Chrystalis, Homeland deposited 26,982,980 of its common shares stock – that is 78% of the issued and outstanding Homeland Common Shares. Chrystalis reported the intention to istruct the depositary, Equity Transfer & Trust Company, to take up and pay for all of the Common Shares of the BVI company, at the moment of the closing of the Qualifying Transaction.

Another announcement made by Homeland Energy was about the acquisition of 15.6% of Altona Resources Plc, through a share exchange of the BVI company with two of Altona's major shareholders. Altona is Perth-based company focused on the delineation of a coal resource in South Australia. Stephen Coates, President and CEO of Homeland Energy, has commented that by this deal the company continues “to augment its investment in energy companies and create a geographically diverse portfolio of energy-focused projects”. The transaction was completed on February 13, 2008, through the purchase of 44,250,000 shares of Altona Resources, by issuing 737,500 new fully paid shares of Homeland Energy. As the result of this share issue, Homeland's total number of shares outstanding will be 34,521,826.

Also, on February 8, 2008 the BVI company received notification by a strategic investor that he would be exercising the first of its three options, under an MOU signed on December 15, 2007, to acquire up to a total of a 50% interest in Homeland's South African subsidiary, Homeland Mining & Energy SA (Pty) Ltd., for a price of US$15,000,000.