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Africa Energy Closes Books in Upsized USD 25 Million Private Placement


VANCOUVER, Jan. 28, 2020 /CNW/ - Africa Energy Corp. (TSX Venture: AFE, Nasdaq First North Stockholm: AEC) ("Africa Energy" or the "Company"), an oil and gas company with exploration assets offshore South Africa and Namibia, announces that it has successfully completed the book-building for the previously announced equity issue (the "Private Placement") of common shares in the Company (the "Common Shares"). View PDF version.

After upsizing from the original goal of USD 20 million, the Private Placement is expected to result in aggregate gross proceeds of USD 25 million to the Company through the issuance of 104,652,174 Common Shares at a price of SEK 2.30 (corresponding to CAD 0.3151) per share (the "Subscription Price"), in line with the closing price on Nasdaq First North Growth Market on January 27, 2020. Following the closing of the Private Placement, the number of outstanding Common Shares will be 789,304,935.

Closing of the Private Placement is expected to occur on or about February 5, 2020, subject to satisfaction of certain customary conditions to closing, including approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The net proceeds from the Private Placement are expected to be used to finance the drilling of up to three exploration wells on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa and for general corporate purposes.

Garrett Soden, President and CEO of Africa Energy, commented:

"We expect this transaction to fund our 2020 cash requirements and diversify our shareholder base. The upsized private placement was significantly oversubscribed at the market price, demonstrating strong investor support for our upcoming drilling campaign offshore South Africa. We continue to be excited about the world-class potential of Block 11B/12B, and we look forward to spudding the next well in Q2."

Pareto Securities acted as sole bookrunner and SpareBank1 Markets acted as co-manager for the Private Placement.

About Africa Energy Corp.

Africa Energy Corp. is a Canadian oil and gas company with exploration assets offshore South Africa and Namibia. The Company is listed on TSX Venture Exchange (ticker "AFE") and Nasdaq First North Growth Market (ticker "AEC"). Africa Energy is part of the Lundin Group of Companies.

Important information

Africa Energy is obliged to make this information public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication through the agency of the contact persons set out above on January 28, 2020 at 2:00 a.m. ET.

The Company's certified advisor on Nasdaq First North Growth Market is Pareto Securities AB, +46 8 402 5000, certifiedadviser.se@paretosec.com.

The information in this press release does not contain or constitute an offer to sell or acquire, a solicitation of an offer to acquire, subscribe or otherwise trade in shares or other securities in Africa Energy.

This press release may not be published or distributed, directly or indirectly in or into the United States or any other jurisdiction where such action is wholly or partially subject to legal restrictions or where such action would require prospectuses, registrations or other actions in addition to what follows from Swedish or Canadian law. Nor may the information in this press release be forwarded, reproduced or disclosed in such a manner that contravenes such restrictions or would require such requirements. Failure to comply with this instruction may result in a violation of applicable securities laws.

No shares will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 ("Securities Act"), as amended, or any U.S. state securities laws or securities legislation in any other state or other jurisdiction in the United States and may not be offered, subscribed, sold or transferred, directly or indirectly within the United States or to the account or benefit of a U.S. person or a person in the U.S. other than pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in accordance with securities laws in relevant state or other jurisdiction in the United States.

Forward looking statements

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking information. These statements relate to future events or the Company's future performance, business prospects or opportunities including, without limitation, statements with respect to the satisfaction of closing conditions and proposed closing date, which are based on assumptions of management of the Company.

The use of any of the words "will", "expected" and similar expressions and statements relating to matters that are not historical facts are intended to identify forward-looking information and are based on the Company's current belief or assumptions as to the outcome and timing of such future events. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties relating to, among other things, changes in oil prices, results of exploration and development activities, uninsured risks, regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of materials and equipment, timeliness of government or other regulatory approvals, actual performance of facilities, failure to satisfy the closing conditions of the Private Placement, availability of third party service providers, equipment and processes relative to specifications and expectations and unanticipated environmental impacts on operations. Actual future results may differ materially. Various assumptions or factors are typically applied in drawing conclusions or making the forecasts or projections set out in forward-looking information. Those assumptions and factors are based on information currently available to the Company. The forward-looking information contained in this release is made as of the date hereof and the Company is not obligated to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Because of the risks, uncertainties and assumptions contained herein, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The foregoing statements expressly qualify any forward-looking information.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

1 Based on the Bank of Canada Daily Exchange Rate on January 27, 2020 of SEK 1.00 = CAD 0.1371


Africa Energy Closes Books in Upsized USD 25 Million Private Placement (CNW Group/Africa Energy Corp.)

SOURCE Africa Energy Corp.

Jeromie Kufflick, Chief Financial Officer, +1 (604) 689-7842; Sophia Shane, Investor Relations, Canada, +1 (604) 689-7842; Robert Eriksson, Investor Relations, Sweden, +46 701 112 615; info@africaenergycorp.com, www.africaenergycorp.com