WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WZR) ("WesternZagros" or the "Company") announces that the Company has entered into a letter agreement (the "Amending Agreement") with its major shareholder, Crest Energy International, LLC ("Crest"), to further extend the date by which the Company must deliver to Crest the first drawdown notice (the "Drawdown Deadline").
Pursuant to the terms of the Loan Agreement, Crest has agreed to provide debt financing to the Company of up to US$200 million in two tranches. One tranche is for up to US$50 million (the "$50M Tranche") and the other tranche is for up to US$150 million (the "$150M Tranche"). Once an initial draw has been made under a tranche, the drawn amounts accrue interest at 14 and 12 percent per annum under the $50M Tranche and the $150M Tranche, respectively, and the undrawn amount under the tranches accrues a commitment fee of 8 percent per annum.
Pursuant to the Amending Agreement, the Drawdown Deadline for the $50M Tranche has been extended from May 1, 2017 to June 1, 2017. The other terms of the Loan Agreement remain in effect, including the interest rates and commitment fees and the Drawdown Deadline for the $150M Tranche, as well as the condition precedent to drawdown that nothing has occurred since the closing of the Loan Agreement on November 18, 2014 (the "Closing Date") which could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the Company (as defined in the Loan Agreement). The Amending Agreement preserves Crest's right to determine if a material adverse effect has occurred since the Closing Date at the time that any drawdown notice is provided by the Company.
About WesternZagros Resources Ltd.
WesternZagros is an international natural resources company focused on acquiring properties and exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas in Iraq. WesternZagros, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, holds a 40 percent working interest in two Production Sharing Contracts with the Kurdistan Regional Government in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. WesternZagros's shares trade in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "WZR".
SOURCE: WesternZagros Resources Ltd.
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