Viking Extinguishes $18.9 Million in Debt
Closes $39 Million in Equity Transactions Since Dec. 23/20
HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / January 14, 2021 / Viking Energy Group, Inc. (OTCQB:VKIN) ("Viking" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the completion of another deal with Camber Energy, Inc. (NYSE American:CEI) ("Camber"), its majority shareholder, pursuant to which Camber purchased $18.9 million worth of common stock of Viking. In exchange for the shares of Viking, Camber agreed to issue 1,890 restricted shares of Camber's Series C Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock to a noteholder of Viking resulting in the extinguishment of $18.9 million of debt at the Viking level. The acquisition and debt cancellation transactions, dated as of December 31, 2020 (collectively, the "Year End Transactions"), are separate from the $20.1 million transaction completed between Camber and Viking on December 23, 2020 (the "Initial Acquisition").
James Doris, President & CEO of the two companies commented, "This transaction further strengthens the relationship between Camber and Viking and moves us one step closer toward a full combination of the two entities. Moreover, extinguishing the $18.9 million of debt improves the equity position of both companies. This is a great start to 2021."
Additional details regarding the Year End Transactions were included in Viking's and Camber's Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on January 13, 2021, and are available under "investors" - "SEC filings" at www.vikingenergygroup.com and www.camber.energy. Additional details regarding the Initial Acquisition were included in Viking's and Camber's Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on December 28, 2020 and December 24, 2020, respectively, and are available under "investors" - "SEC filings" at www.vikingenergygroup.com and www.camber.energy.
Viking is an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties in the Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent region. The company owns oil and gas leases in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Kansas. Viking targets undervalued assets with realistic appreciation potential.
Based in Houston, Texas, Camber Energy (NYSE American: CEI) is a growth-oriented, independent oil and gas company engaged in the development of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids in Texas and Louisiana. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.camber.energy.
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Released January 14, 2021