Source Energy Services Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid


    CALGARYOct. 5, 2018 /CNW/ – Source Energy Services Ltd. (“Source” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) has accepted Source’s notice of intention to implement a Normal Course Issuer Bid (the “NCIB”). Source’s Board believes that the purchase of common shares of the Company (the “Common Shares”) at recent market prices is a worthwhile investment since, in its view, recent market prices of Source’s Common Shares do not properly reflect the underlying value of Source’s assets and business.

    As of September 30, 2018, there were 61,551,712 Common Shares outstanding; however, pursuant to the indenture for Source’s 10.5% senior secured first lien notes due December 15, 2021 (the “Notes”), the number of Common Shares that can be acquired under the NCIB at this time is approximately 315,000 Common Shares. The average daily trading volume of Source’s Common Shares from April 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018 was 66,378 Common Shares (“ADTV”). Accordingly, pursuant to the rules of the TSX, the maximum number of Common Shares that the Company may repurchase in any one day is 25% of the ADTV, which totals 16,594 Common Shares. Source may also make one block purchase per calendar week which exceeds the daily repurchase restriction.

    The NCIB will commence on October 10, 2018 and will terminate on the earlier of: (i) October 9, 2019; and (ii) the date on which the maximum number of Common Shares are purchased pursuant to the NCIB. Purchases of Common Shares under the NCIB will be effected through the facilities of the TSX, other alternative trading platforms or any other exchange recognized or designated by the securities regulatory authorities as a “designated exchange” as such term is defined in Multilateral Instrument 62-104 – Take Over Bids and Issuer Bids, at the market price at the time of purchase. Common Shares purchased pursuant to the NCIB will thereafter be cancelled.

    Scotia Capital Inc. (“Scotia”) will be the broker firm responsible for making purchases of Common Shares under the NCIB on behalf of Source pursuant to an automatic share repurchase plan agreement dated as of October 4, 2018 between Source and Scotia (the “Agreement”). Concurrent with entering into the Agreement, Source provided Scotia with a certificate, executed by an officer of Source, confirming that Source is aware of the Agreement and that to the best knowledge of such officer, there is no material undisclosed information regarding Source. Pursuant to the Agreement, the timing for the purchase of Common Shares, the number of Common Shares purchased and the price payable for the Common Shares will be determined by Scotia in its sole discretion, without consultation with Source, having regard to the price limitations and other terms of the Agreement and the rules of the TSX.


    Source is a fully integrated producer, supplier and distributer of high quality Northern White frac sand primarily to the WCSB. Source provides its customers with a full end-to-end solution through its mines, processing facilities, rail assets, strategically located terminal network and “last mile” logistics operations. In addition, Source provides storage and logistics services for other bulk oil and gas well completion materials that are not produced by Source. Source’s full-service approach allows customers to rely on its logistics capabilities to increase reliability of supply and to ensure the timely delivery of their growing requirements for frac sand and other bulk completion materials.


    Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements relating to, without limitation, expectations, intentions, plans and beliefs, including information as to future events, which include statements regarding Source’s intentions or expectations with respect to the NCIB and any Common Share repurchases thereunder as well as results of operations and Source’s future performance (both operational and financial) and business prospects. In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “expects”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “plans”, “seeks”, “projects” or variations of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results “may” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Such forward-looking statements reflect Source’s beliefs, estimates and opinions regarding its future growth, results of operations, future performance (both operational and financial), and business prospects and opportunities at the time such statements are made, and, except as may be required by law, Source undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or circumstances should change. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions made by Source that are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements pertaining, but not limited, to: its NCIB, its outlook for operations and sales volumes; and industry activity levels. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous current assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Source to differ materially from those anticipated by Source and described in the forward-looking statements. With respect to the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, assumptions have been made regarding, among other things: proppant market prices; future oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids prices; future global economic and financial conditions; future commodity prices, demand for oil and gas and the product mix of such demand; levels of activity in the oil and gas industry in the areas in which Source operates; the continued availability of timely and safe transportation for Source’s products, including without limitation, rail accessibility; the maintenance of Source’s key customers and the financial strength of its key customers; the maintenance of Source’s significant contracts or their replacement with new contracts on substantially similar terms and that contractual counterparties will comply with current contractual terms; operating costs; that the regulatory environment in which Source operates will be maintained in the manner currently anticipated by Source; future exchange and interest rates; geological and engineering estimates in respect of Source’s resources; the recoverability of Source’s resources; the accuracy and veracity of information and projections sourced from third parties respecting, among other things, future industry conditions and product demand; demand for horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing and the maintenance of current techniques and procedures, particularly with respect to the use of proppants; Source’s ability to obtain qualified staff and equipment in a timely and cost-efficient manner; the regulatory framework governing royalties, taxes and environmental matters in the jurisdictions in which Source conducts its business and any other jurisdictions in which Source may conduct its business in the future; future capital expenditures to be made by Source; future sources of funding for Source’s capital program; Source’s future debt levels; the impact of competition on Source; and Source’s ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms. A number of factors, risks and uncertainties could cause results to differ materially from those anticipated and described herein including, among others: the effects of competition and pricing pressures; risks inherent in key customer dependence; effects of fluctuations in the price of proppants; risks related to indebtedness and liquidity, including Source’s leverage, restrictive covenants in Source’s debt instruments and Source’s capital requirements; risks related to interest rate fluctuations and foreign exchange rate fluctuations; changes in general economic, financial, market and business conditions in the markets in which Source operates; changes in the technologies used to drill for and produce oil and natural gas; Source’s ability to obtain, maintain and renew required permits, licenses and approvals from regulatory authorities; the stringent requirements of and potential changes to applicable legislation, regulations and standards; the ability of Source to comply with unexpected costs of government regulations; liabilities resulting from Source’s operations; the results of litigation or regulatory proceedings that may be brought against Source; the ability of Source to successfully bid on new contracts and the loss of significant contracts; uninsured and underinsured losses; risks related to the transportation of Source’s products, including potential rail line interruptions or a reduction in railcar availability or the impact of weather; the geographic and customer concentration of Source; the ability of Source to retain and attract qualified management and staff in the markets in which Source operates; labour disputes and work stoppages and risks related to employee health and safety; general risks associated with the oil and natural gas industry, loss of markets, consumer and business spending and borrowing trends; limited, unfavourable, or a lack of access to capital markets; uncertainties inherent in estimating quantities of mineral resources; sand processing problems; and the use and suitability of Source’s accounting estimates and judgments. Although Source has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in its forward-looking statements, there may be other factors, including those described under the heading “Risk Factors” in the AIF, that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will materialize or prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Except as may be required by law, Source expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements or information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    SOURCE Source Energy Services

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