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August 5, 2014
09:25 EDTPEDPacific Energy Development announces restructuring of Kazakhstan acquisition
PEDEVCO Corp. d/b/a Pacific Energy Development announced that it has entered into a series of agreements pursuant to which the company has restructured its planned acquisition of indirect interests in production and exploration licenses covering a contract area in the Republic of Kazakhstan covering 380,000 acres within the North Block of the Pre-Caspian Basin. As a result of the restructuring, the company will acquire 5% of the capital stock of Caspian Energy Inc., which will, as a result of this transaction own 100% of Aral Petroleum Capital Limited which currently holds a 100% operated working interest in the asset. As part of the transaction, certain other parties will provide an additional $21.5M to Aral to fund its operations and development efforts going forward. Notably, the company will hold publicly-traded Caspian Energy stock on an unrestricted basis, and as a minority shareholder in Caspian Energy and the company will not be subject to future capital calls or funding obligations, or any other obligations or requirements, that the company might otherwise have been subject to as a major shareholder of Asia Sixth Energy Resources Limited as previously contemplated under the original acquisition transaction. The closing of the restructured transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions, including the approval of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the Protection of Competition and the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the Republic of Kazakhstan and other regulatory and shareholder approvals.
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October 14, 2014
08:39 EDTPEDPacific Energy Development acquires additional acreage in Wattenberg Core
PEDEVCO Corp. d/b/a Pacific Energy Development announced that the company acquired an additional 863.61 net acres in Weld County, Colorado, approximately 857.9 net acres of which are located in the prolific Wattenberg core area, as well as a number of general business initiatives related to the company's rapid growth trajectory. The company acquired the additional Wattenberg core acreage from Continental Resources in exchange for the company's assumption of approximately $73,000 in certain ad valorem tax liabilities from Continental with respect to certain operated wells the company acquired from Continental in March. In addition, on October 9, Continental paid to the company approximately $483,000 cash to reflect certain final post-closing adjustments in connection with the company's March acquisition. With the addition of this new Wattenberg core acreage, the company now holds approximately 14,132.5 net acres in its Wattenberg asset, with interests in 45 horizontal wells, 11 of which are operated by the company and currently producing, with an additional 3 operated wells recently drilled and currently awaiting completion in late-October, 16 non-operated wells, and 15 wells in which the company has an after-payout interest. The company is currently preparing to commence completion operations on its recently drilled three well-pad Loomis wells, with initial results expected to be available in early November.

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