VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/13 -- ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. ("ERA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ESR) is pleased to announce that it has retained the services of the Ubika Corporation, based in Toronto, Ontario, to undertake a comprehensive research, communications and capital markets exposure program for the company. Ubika will utilize its network of brokers, retail advisors, analysts and investors to increase the profile and knowledge of the Company within the investment community. Additionally, Ubika will draft a full research report on the Company which will be made publicly available upon completion. Vikas Ranjan, the co-founder and principal of Ubika Corporation will be the person providing investor exposure and other services to the Company. Mr. Ranjan and Ubika Corporation have been engaged in providing investor exposure services for the last 5 years to a variety of publically traded Canadian companies.
Ubika's engagement will extend for a period of 6 months, commencing in the first quarter of 2013. The engagement will be subject to automatic renewals following its term expiry date six months from commencement, unless ERA or Ubika elects to terminate the engagement, providing the other party with at least 30 days of advance notice.
As consideration for Ubika's services, ERA will pay a monthly fee of $6,500 (for a total of $39,000 over six months) and will grant to Ubika stock options to acquire up to 150,000 common shares of the Company. 75,000 options were granted upon signing of the engagement letter, which will have an exercise price of $0.21 per share for a period of 5 years. An additional 75,000 options will be granted on or before March 30, 2013, at an exercise price determined by ERA's most recent closing share price at the time of issuing those options. Ubika is at arm's length to the Company and holds no other securities of the Company.
The Company also wishes to announce that it has granted, to Directors, officers, employees and consultants, a total of 1,400,000 incentive stock options at an exercise price of $0.21 exercisable for a period of five (5) years. The Company announced on November 8, 2012 that it had set aside these options to be granted in the future.
Dr. James Tansey, CEO of ERA states, "We are pleased to be working with the team at Ubika, and look forward to building our relationships with the investment community across North America. We believe the story of ERA and the business opportunity will resonate with investors and capital markets alike, and we expect Ubika will help us deliver that message effectively."
James Tansey, Ph.D., President and CEO
ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd.
About Ubika Corporation
Ubika Research and Ubika Communications offer comprehensive research, communication and capital market exposure programs to highlight investment potential in promising small cap market companies. Based in Toronto, Ubika has a proven track record of identifying and launching coverage of high potential small cap stocks at an early stage, by undertaking comprehensive research of the company at the outset, and directing it to appropriate actors within the capital markets and investment community. Additionally, Ubika hosts an online portal for companies profiled at www.smallcappower.com.
About ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd.
As Canada's largest and most diversified carbon management solutions company, ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. helps organizations understand, reduce and offset their climate impact. Its team of industry leaders specializes in the origination, development and commercialization of high-quality carbon offset projects and is proud to also provide clients with a comprehensive offering of sustainability consultancy services. A merger of ERA Carbon Offsets and Offsetters, ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. is based in Vancouver, Canada and has worked with over 150 of the world's most prestigious organizations including Aimia, Vancity, lululemon athletica, Catalyst Paper, Harbour Air, HSE - Entega, and Shell Canada Limited. ERA is publicly listed company on the Toronto Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE: ESR) and in Frankfurt:9EA. For more information, please visit us at www.eraecosystems.com and www.offsetters.ca.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This document includes forward-looking statements as well as historical information. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the continued advancement of the company's general business development, research development and the company's development of forest-based carbon offsets. When used in this document, the words "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intent", "may", "project", "plan", "should" and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements. Although ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. believes that their expectations reflected in these forward looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include fluctuations in the marketplace for the sale of carbon credits, the inability to implement corporate strategies, the ability to obtain financing and other risks disclosed in our filings made with Canadian Securities Regulators.
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