• Share Placement Plan successfully raises $12.7 million
• The Board has elected to accept $2.7 million in oversubscriptions
• Funds to be used for high-impact exploration and appraisal program, building on the successful maiden Cabora Bassa exploration campaign
Invictus Energy Limited ("Invictus" or "the Company") is pleased to provide an update on the
capital raising activities to assist with the funding of its 80 per cent owned and operated
Cabora Bassa Project in Zimbabwe.
The Company’s Share Purchase Plan (“SPP”) offer announced on 6 April 2023 has closed
oversubscribed, with valid applications received from eligible shareholders amounting to
Due to the overwhelming support received by shareholders, the Board has exercised its
discretion to increase the size of the SPP to accommodate the oversubscriptions in
recognition of the long-term support of its retail investors. Even with the additional shares to
be issued under the SPP, the total number of shares issued under the SPP will still be less
than the 30% limit specified in the ASX Listing Rules, while the additional options to be issued
will be able to be issued under the Company’s available Listing Rule 7.1 placement capacity.
In order to facilitate the change to the offer terms under the SPP prospectus to accept the
oversubscriptions, Invictus will be lodging a supplementary SPP prospectus.
Comments from Managing Director Scott Macmillan:
“I am pleased by the overwhelming support we have received from shareholders for the SPP,
and I am delighted that we have been able to accept oversubscriptions.
The funding raised in the SPP, combined with the recently completed institutional Placement,
puts Invictus in a strong position as we enter our next phase of exploration and appraisal in the
Cabora Bassa Basin.
The funds will help support the drilling of the upcoming Mukuyu-2 appraisal well, which will
build on the success of the play opening Mukuyu-1/ST1 exploration well.
Funds will also be allocated to support the recently awarded CB23 seismic campaign, which will
aim to mature a number of already identified leads to drill-ready prospects as we look to unlock
the upside potential of our wider basin master position.“
SPP shares to be issued
With the SPP now closed, Invictus will allot a total of 106,127,367 new fully paid ordinary
shares, raising $12.7 million.
As a result of accepting the oversubscriptions and the requirement to lodge a SPP
supplementary prospectus, the allotment of shares will now take place on 2 June 2023.
All SPP applicants receive attaching options on a one-for-two basis, with an exercise price of
$0.20 and expiry of 7 June 2026 (subject to the receipt of the approval of shareholders at the
general meeting scheduled for 7 June 2023). A total of 53,063,683 options will be issued
under the SPP, with approval for the issue of 41,666,666 of them pursuant to Resolution 6 at
the shareholder meeting, and the balance to be issued under the Company’s available ASX
Listing Rule 7.1 placement capacity.
The successful close of the SPP follows the recent $10 million private Placement
(“Placement”), as announced in the ASX release on 6 April 2023 and carried out on the same
terms as the SPP. This means a total of $22.7 million has now been raised, comprising of $10
million via the Placement and $12.7 million via the SPP.