October 10, 201 9 - TheNewswire - Calgary, AB - Zenith Energy Ltd., (" Zenith " or the " Company "), ( LSE : ZEN ) ( TSXV : ZEE ) ( OSE:ZENA-ME ), the international oil & gas production company operating onshore in Azerbaijan, is pleased to announce that ARC Ratings, SA. (" ARC Ratings ") has confirmed its fi nal public "B+" issuer medium and long-term credit rating, with Positive outlook, assigned to the Company.
ARC Ratings is a European credit rating agency with a 25-year history, registered with the European Securities & Markets Authority (" ESMA "). The ARC Ratings' report can be viewed here: https://www.arcratings.com/admin-uk/modulo_news/ficheiros_noticias/20191008231814-120191008zenithenergypren.pdf
Andrea Cattaneo, Chief Executive Officer of Zenith, commented:
"We are pleased to have received the confirmation of our B+, with Positive Outlook credit rating obtained last year. Debt financing has proven to be a successful financing solution which we shall be seeking to explore further to support the Company's development in the near future."
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as such term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Zenith Energy Ltd
Andrea Cattaneo, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (587) 315 9031
Peterhouse Capital - Joint Broker
Tel: + 44 (0) 207 469 0930
Novum Securities Limited - Joint Broker
Tel: + 44 (0) 207 399 9400
IFC Advisory Limited - Financial PR & IR
Tel: + 44 (0) 203 934 6630
Notes to Editors :
Zenith Energy Ltd. is an international oil and gas production company, listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV:ZEE) and London Stock Exchange (LSE:ZEN). In addition, the Company's common share capital was admitted to trading on the Merkur Market of the Oslo Boers (ZENA:ME) on November 8, 2018. The Merkur Market is a multilateral trading facility owned and operated by the Oslo Boers.
The Company was assigned a medium to long-term issuer credit rating of "B+ with Positive Outlook" on October 9, 2019 by Arc Ratings, S.A.
The Company operates the largest onshore oilfield in Azerbaijan following the signing of a 25-year REDPSA, (Rehabilitation, Exploration, Development and Production Sharing Agreement), with SOCAR, State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in 2016.
The Company's primary focus is the development of its Azerbaijan operations by leveraging its technical expertise and financial resources to maximise low-cost oil production via a systematic field rehabilitation programme intended to achieve significantly increased revenue. Zenith also operates, or has working interests in, a number of natural gas production concessions in Italy. The Company's Italian operations produce natural gas, condensate and electricity.
Zenith's development strategy is to identify and rapidly seize value-accretive hydrocarbon production opportunities in the onshore oil & gas sector. The Company's Board of Directors and senior management team have the experience and technical expertise to develop the Company successfully.
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