Shore Capital acts as Nomad and Sole Bookrunner for US$11.6m (£9.0m) placing for Touchstone Exploration



Shore Capital is pleased to have acted as Nomad and Sole Bookrunner for Touchstone Exploration Inc. (“Touchstone”) on an issue of common shares that successfully raised US$11.6m (£9.0m).

The proceeds of the placing will be used to continue the Company’s exploration program on the Ortoire block, onshore in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, allowing the drilling of a further Ortoire exploration well following successful results from the first two exploration wells. The net proceeds are also expected to be used to complete the second stage of the Cascadura-1ST1 production test and provide additional working capital for the Company.

Touchstone Exploration Inc. is a Calgary based company engaged in the business of acquiring interests in petroleum and natural gas rights and the exploration, development, production and sale of petroleum and natural gas. Touchstone is currently active in onshore properties located in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Company’s common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “TXP”.


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Shore Capital +44 (0) 20 7408 4090

Corporate Advisory: Edward MansfieldDaniel BushMichael McGloin

Corporate Broking: Jerry Keen


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