Friday, October 15, 2010

CIC Energy enters into negotiations in respect of takeover proposal

British Virgin Islands-registered company CIC Energy Corp. made an announcement that it has agreed to enter into negotiations in respect of a proposal to acquire at least 51% and up to 100% of company's common shares, issued and outstanding, at a non-binding price of CDN$7.75 per share.

The non-binding takeover proposal was last month received by the BVI company from a multi-billion dollar conglomerate. The transaction would represent an approximate 170% premium to CIC Energy's unaffected closing price of CDN$2.87 on September 14, 2010.

CIC Energy has granted to the potential purchaser exclusivity to permit the completion of due diligence and the negotiation of a definitive binding acquisition agreement.

The company engaged Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. as its financial advisor to the Special Committee of the board of directors to assist in the assessment and negotiation of this transaction.

The BVI company did not give any assurances that it will enter into a definitive binding acquisition agreement with respect to the non-binding proposal.