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Huntington Announces Closing of Private Placement of Units

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Exploration Inc. (“HEI" or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: HEI) announced today that it has completed the closing of the previously announced non-brokered private placement offering of units (“Units”), subject to final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.  HEI issued 10,000,000 Units at a price of $0.05 per Unit, for gross proceeds of $500,000 (the “Private ‎Placement”).‎ Each Unit consists of one common share and one transferable common share purchase ‎warrant, with each warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one additional common share at a price of $0.05 per share for a period of two years from closing.‎

The Company intends to use the proceeds from the Private Placement for general and administrative expenses, to replenish working capital, to evaluate strategic alternatives and ‎for general corporate purposes.‎ All securities issued in connection with the Private Placement are subject to a hold period that expires on December 15, 2019. ‎

Bob Verhelst, an officer and a director of HEI, J. Timothy Bowes an officer and director of HEI and Michael Binnion, a ‎director of HEI, subscribed for, directly and indirectly, 2,000,000 Units, 1,000,000 Units and 500,000 Units, respectively, under the Private ‎Placement. HEI has determined that exemptions from the various requirements of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 are ‎available for the issuance of the Units (Formal Valuation - Issuer Not Listed on Specified Markets; Minority Approval - Fair ‎Market Value Not More Than $2,500,000).‎

Bob Verhelst, an officer and a director of HEI, acquired 2,000,000 Units, comprised of 2,000,000 common shares ‎(representing 10.05% of the issued and outstanding common shares) ‎ and 2,000,000 warrants.  Prior to the offering, Mr. Verhelst held 628,062 common shares, or approximately 6.34% of the total ‎issued and ‎outstanding common shares and 425,000 previously outstanding common share purchase warrants. Mr. Verhelst now controls 2,628,062 common shares, or approximately 13.21% of the total issued and outstanding common shares, 425,000 previous warrants and 2,000,000 ‎warrants. Upon the exercise of the warrants, Mr. Verhelst would own 5,053,062 common shares, or approximately 22.64% of the total issued and outstanding common shares.  In addition, J. Timothy Bowes, an officer and a director of HEI, acquired 1,000,000 Units, comprised of 1,000,000 common shares ‎(representing 5.03% of the issued and outstanding common shares) ‎ and 1,000,000 warrants.  Prior to the offering, Mr. Bowes held 492,832 common shares, or approximately 4.98% of the total ‎issued and ‎outstanding common shares and 416,667 previously outstanding common share purchase warrants. Mr. Bowes now controls 1,492,832 common shares, or approximately 7.50% of the total issued and outstanding common shares, 416,667 previous warrants and 1,000,000 ‎warrants. Upon the exercise of the warrants, Mr. Bowes would own 2,909,499 common shares, or approximately 13.65% of the total issued and outstanding common shares. The acquisition of the Units by each of Mr. Verhelst and Mr. Bowes was made for investment purposes.  Mr. Verhelst and Mr. Bowes may increase or decrease their investment in HEI depending on market conditions or any other relevant factors. The head office address for HEI is Suite 1920, 407 - 2nd Street SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2Y3, the address for Mr. Verhelst is ‎228 Schooner Cove NW, Calgary, AB T3L 1Z2 and the address for Mr. Bowes is ‎419 Clearwater Landing, Calgary, AB T3Z 3T2‎‎.

HEI is an exploration-focused corporation actively pursuing opportunities in the oil and natural gas business in the Western Canada sedimentary basin.

On behalf of the Board of Directors:

Bob Verhelst
President and CEO

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains certain statements which constitute forward-looking statements or information (“forward-‎looking statements”), including statements regarding HEI’s business and the Private ‎Placement. Such forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond ‎HEI's control, including the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, volatility of commodity prices, ‎currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserve estimates, environmental risks, operational risks in exploration and ‎development, competition from other industry participants, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, ‎stock market volatility and the ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. Although HEI believes ‎that the expectations in its forward-looking statements are reasonable, they are based on factors and assumptions ‎concerning future events which may prove to be inaccurate. Those factors and assumptions are based upon currently ‎available information. Such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could ‎influence actual results or events and cause actual results or events to differ materially from those stated, anticipated or ‎implied in the forward looking information. As such, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward ‎looking information, as no assurance can be provided as to future results, levels of activity or achievements. The forward-‎looking statements contained in this document are made as of the date of this document and, except as required by ‎applicable law, HEI does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or to revise any of the included forward-looking ‎statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking statements ‎contained in this document are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.‎

Huntington Exploration Inc.
Bob Verhelst
T. 587-351-3538
www.huntingtonexploration.ca