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LEKOIL New Debt Facility with FBNQuest Merchant Bank

Mele Kyari asserted. LEKOIL the oil and gas exploration and development company with a focus on West Africa, announces the signing of a new US$11.5 million debt facility. LEKOIL Oil & Gas Investments Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of LEKOIL Nigeria Limited, has signed an agreement for a new US$11.5 million debt facility with FBNQuest Merchant Bank . The Company has agreed to guarantee the obligations of Lekoil Oil & Gas Investments Limited pursuant to the Facility. The Facility has a maturity of four years and is repayable quarterly with a margin of LIBOR + 10%. The Facility will be used primarily to pay all outstanding quarterly repayments (including principal and interest) due to Shell Western Supply and Trading Limited and payment of the license/lease extension fees on OPL 276 (as announced on 23 August 2019) and OPL 310 (US$7.5 million due by 31 October 2019). The Company expects to draw down on the Facility as needed, which has no pre-payment penalty. “I am delighted that we have agreed to this additional facility with FBNQuest, a key local lender in Nigeria. This facility provides us with increased flexibility at a cost of capital inline with our existing facilities. We appreciate FBNQuest’s support and appreciate our growing long-term relationship with them.” Lekan Akinyanmi, LEKOIL’s CEO said.

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