CALGARY, April 2, 2013 /CNW/ – Toscana Energy Income Corporation (Toscana Energy or the Company) (TSX Venture: TEI) wishes to announce that in connection with the remaining contractual obligations owed by the Company to its manager, Toscana Energy Corporation (the Manager), the Company will issue an aggregate of 164,650 common shares in the capital of the Company (each a Common Share) at a deemed price of $22.73 per share. The Common Shares will have a one year self imposed escrow provision. The liability was incurred pursuant to the performance fee provisions (the Performance Fee) of a management agreement dated March 5, 2010 between the Company and the Manager (the Management Agreement) (such agreement subsequently superseded by a new management agreement dated October 11, 2012).
In summary, the Performance Fee is payable as a result of the pre-tax rate of return to the shareholders of the Company exceeding 8% per annum, the hurdle rate established in the Management Agreement, which is set out in more detail in the information circular of the Company dated September 7, 2012. The Manager receives 20% of the amount that exceeds this rate of return. As a result of the going public transaction with Senmar Capital Corp. which closed on October 11, 2012, the value of the Common Shares were set at $22.73 per Common Share representing a 127% increase in value from their original cost base of $10 per Common Share.
The total amount payable under the Performance Fee was $5,346,426 and it was agreed by the Company and the Manager that this fee would be payable one third in cash and the balance in Common Shares at a deemed price of $22.73 per share. The cash portion of this fee has since been paid. There are seven shareholders of the Manager that will participate in the Performance Fee, four of which are currently officers and/or directors of the Company. The Company will also be paying an amount of cash equal to the dividends that would have been paid had such Common Shares been issued on the date that the Performance Fee was due and payable.
About Toscana Energy Income Corporation
Toscana Energy Income Corporation is a conventional oil and gas producer with a mandate to acquire high quality, long life oil and gas assets including royalties, non-operated working interests and unitized production for yield and capital appreciation. Toscana Energy Income Corporation is managed by Sprott Toscana through Toscana Energy Corporation. Sprott Toscana is a member of the Sprott Group of Companies.
About Sprott Toscana
Sprott Toscana (formerly Toscana Merchant Group) is a team of Calgary-based energy specialists that manage three separate businesses: Toscana Energy Income Corporation (through Toscana Energy Corporation), Toscana Financial Income Trust and Maple Leaf Energy Income LPs. In July 2012, Toscana Merchant Group joined the Sprott Group of Companies when it was acquired by Sprott Inc. (TSX: SII), Canada’s leading alternative asset manager and a global leader in resource investing.
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SOURCE: Toscana Energy Income Corporation