Samson Oil & Gas Limited (ASX: SSN; NYSE MKT: SSN) provides an advisory.
ROOSEVELT PROJECT, ROOSEVELT COUNTY, MONTANA
Samson previously advised that it entered into an agreement to sell its interests in the Roosevelt Project in Montana for $13.533 million in cash, but the buyer failed to close as contracted on July 31st. The buyer did not advise Samson of any title or environmental problems during or after the due diligence period. The buyer has been unable to satisfy Samson that it has the necessary financing for the purchase. Samson has therefore terminated the agreement with the buyer, allowing Samson to seek another buyer or to consider the development of the conventional potential of the acreage.
Samson continues to believe that this contiguous 45,000 acre project (of which Samson owns 30,000 acres), comprised of multitudes of individual leases, is a unique and valuable asset, given the effort required to assemble such an acreage block. Samson therefore still expects to realize substantial value from the project, through a joint development project, sale or other means.About Samson Oil & Gas Limited Samson’s Ordinary Shares are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange under the symbol "SSN." Samson's American Depository Shares (ADSs) are traded on the New York Stock Exchange MKT under the symbol "SSN." Each ADS represents 20 fully paid Ordinary Shares of Samson. Samson has a total of 2,326 million ordinary shares issued and outstanding (including 97,307,525 million options exercisable at AUD 3.8 cents), which would be the equivalent of 116 million ADSs. Accordingly, based on the NYSE MKT closing price of US$0.63 per ADS on August 12th, 2013 the Company has a current market capitalization of approximately US$79.95 million (the options have been valued at an exchange rate of 0.9203). Correspondingly, based on the ASX closing price of A$0.036 for ordinary shares and a closing price of A$0.012 for the 2017 options, on August 12th, 2013, the Company has a current market capitalization of approximately A$84.9 million.