Rock Energy Resources, Inc. (OTCQB:RCKE) announced today that it has executed a definitive agreement with its lender, Maximilian Investors, that extends the current $25 million credit facility through September 01, 2014. The Amended Agreement absolves Rock Energy of its put obligation of $3.6 million of which, $1.8 million reported in our last Form 10Q current liabilities, will no longer be present.
As consideration for the extinguishment of this put liability, the obligation has been merged into the Master Credit Agreement. The original 18.8 million shares issued last December will be cancelled along with the put obligations. The Fund will be issued new restricted shares totaling 18.8 million.
Commenting on the Agreement, Rocky Emery, Chairman and CEO stated, “Our relationship with our lender, Maximilian, and the confidence they continue to show in our mining project is very encouraging. I believe their willingness to extend our relationship almost a year, and to hold shares without any put obligations exhibits confidence not only in the project and our ability to hit our near term revenue targets, but also underscores the tremendous upside potential that is offered with our discovery that was just announced as part of our core drilling results. Our Lender is now positioned along side the rest of our shareholders. Our goal is to prudently work with our Lenders to maximize our revenue and shareholder values as quickly as possible.”
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