Vancouver, British Columbia, July 11, 2023 – Hemisphere Energy Corporation ("Hemisphere or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV") has accepted the Company's Notice of Intention to renew of its Normal Course Issuer Bid (the "NCIB") to purchase for cancellation, from time to time, as Hemisphere considers advisable, up to 8,670,636 common shares ("Common Shares") of the Company, representing approximately 10% of the current public float of the Common Shares.
Purchases of Common Shares will be made on the open market through the facilities of the TSXV. For any Common Shares purchased, Hemisphere will pay the prevailing market price of the Common Shares. The actual number of Common Shares that may be purchased for cancellation and the timing of any such purchases will be determined by the Company and dependent on market conditions.
The Company is commencing the NCIB because it believes that, from time to time, the market price of its Common Shares may not properly reflect the underlying, intrinsic value of the Company, and that, at such times, the purchase of Common Shares for cancellation will increase the proportionate interest of, and be advantageous to, all remaining shareholders.
The NCIB will commence on July 14, 2023 and will terminate on July 13, 2024 or at such earlier time as the NCIB is completed or terminated at the option of Hemisphere. The Company has retained Canaccord Genuity Corp. as its broker to conduct the NCIB on its behalf.
About Hemisphere Energy Corporation
Hemisphere is a dividend-paying Canadian oil company focused on maximizing value per share growth with the sustainable development of its high netback, low decline conventional heavy oil assets through polymer flood enhanced recovery methods. Hemisphere trades on the TSX Venture Exchange as a Tier 1 issuer under the symbol "HME" and on the OTCQX Venture Marketplace under the symbol "HMENF".
For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.hemisphereenergy.ca to view its corporate presentation or contact:
Don Simmons, President & Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (604) 685-9255
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Other Advisories
This document contains forward-looking information. This information relates to future events and the Company’s future performance. All information and statements contained herein that are not clearly historical in nature constitute forward-looking information, and the words “may”, “will”, “should”, “could”, “expect”, “plan”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “propose”, “predict”, “potential”, “continue”, “aim”, or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking information. Such information represents the Company’s internal projections, estimates, expectations, 2 | P a g e beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, intentions or statements about future events or performance. This information involves known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. Hemisphere believes that the expectations reflected in this forward-looking information are reasonable; however, undue reliance should not be placed on this forward-looking information, as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are based will occur. This press release contains forward-looking information concerning, among other things, the anticipated advantages of the NCIB to Hemisphere's shareholders and the Company's business strategy, the price to be paid by Hemisphere for purchases of Common Shares under the NCIB and Hemisphere's plans for continued growth in production, reserves, and cash flow by focusing on existing projects and executing strategic acquisitions. The reader is cautioned that such information, although considered reasonable by the Company, may prove to be incorrect. A number of risks and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information contained in this document including, but not limited to, the risk that the anticipated benefits of the NCIB may not be achieved and the risk that the Company may not be able to successfully execute its business strategy or growth plans. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this document are based upon assumptions which management of Hemisphere believes to be reasonable, Hemisphere cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. With respect to forward-looking statements contained in this document, Hemisphere has made assumptions regarding, among other things, the ability of Hemisphere to fund purchases of Common Shares under the NCIB and its business strategy. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document and Hemisphere disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.
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