Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc. (OTC Pink: DBRM) is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of onshore crude oil and natural gas in the United States. Shares soared 200% on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Over the past thirty days, Daybreak has seen an average daily volume of 43,817 shares. However, on Thursday, 3,403,329 shares traded hands, equating to $51,000 in dollar volume.
Shares soared Thursday after Daybreak announced it has finalized an agreement with its primary lender, Maximilian Resources, LLC, to settle all of Daybreak’s outstanding debt from existing credit facility. On December 27, 2018, Daybreak made a $700,000 payment to Maximilian, which removed $12.6 million in debt from its Balance Sheet. Daybreak also announced it has “acquired an additional 40% working interest in Daybreak’s Michigan Project along with a note receivable from its Michigan Project partner that was held by Maximilian.” With this acquisition, Daybreak currently holds a 70% working interest in the Michigan Project. In addition, Daybreak announced “all encumbrances have been removed from all of the company’s leases in California and Michigan.” James F. Westmoreland, President and CEO of Daybreak, commented, “This transaction is obviously a significant event for the Company and its Shareholders. By eliminating approximately $12.6 million in debt from our Balance Sheet, we have created an opportunity for new avenues of growth by the Company.” Here is the full press release detailing the agreement between Daybreak and Maximilian Resources to eliminate their outstanding debt:
Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc. Press Release:
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., Jan. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via OTC PR WIRE — Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc. (OTC PINK: DBRM) (“Daybreak” or the “Company”), a Washington corporation, is pleased to announce that it finalized an agreement to settle all of its outstanding indebtedness under the existing credit facility with Maximilian Resources, LLC (“Maximilian”) through the payment of $700,000 on December 27, 2018 which will eliminate approximately $12.6 million in debt from its Balance Sheet. The Company also acquired an additional 40% working interest in Daybreak’s Michigan Project along with a note receivable from its Michigan Project partner that was held by Maximilian. Daybreak now owns a 70% working interest in its Michigan Project. Furthermore, all encumbrances have been removed from all of the Company’s leases in California and Michigan. The effects of this transaction will be reflected on the Company’s financial statements at February 28, 2019.
The $700,000 paid to Maximilian was obtained from private investors by selling a Production Payment from future wells to be drilled in California and Michigan. The Company intends to raise an additional $600,000 to drill new wells in California and Michigan. No additional debt was created from this Production Payment sale.
James F. Westmoreland, President, and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “This transaction is obviously a significant event for the Company and its Shareholders. By eliminating approximately $12.6 million in debt from our Balance Sheet, we have created an opportunity for new avenues of growth by the Company.”
Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc. is an independent crude oil and natural gas company currently engaged in the exploration, development and production of onshore crude oil and natural gas in the United States. The Company is headquartered in Spokane Valley, Washington with an operations office in Friendswood, Texas. Daybreak owns a 3-D seismic survey that encompasses 20,000 acres over approximately 32 square miles with approximately 3,700 acres under lease in the San Joaquin Valley of California. The Company operates production from 20 oil wells in our East Slopes project area in Kern County, California. Daybreak now owns a 70% working interest in 1,400 acres in the Michigan Basin where we have two shallow crude oil prospects.
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Article By: Andrew Rego