Winstar Clarifies Technical Misconception Regarding its Transaction with Kulczyk Oil Ventures

CALGARY, April 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Winstar Resources Ltd. ("Winstar" or "the Company") (TSX: WIX) would like to clarify a technical misconception regarding its transaction with Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc. (KOV).

Since the announcement yesterday of its proposed transaction with KOV, Winstar has been contacted by several investors who are uncertain as to their ability to trade in KOV shares following completion of that transaction. 

1. Under the Arrangement Agreement: 
(i) consortium members (led by Kulczyk Investments SA) will fund the cash portion of the transaction; 
(ii) consortium members will exchange Winstar shares bought for cash for KOV shares. 
(iii) those KOV shares, and only those KOV shares, will be subject to a hold period under the Arrangement Agreement.
2. KOV shares received by all other Winstar shareholders will generally be free from any hold period under Canadian or US securities laws.  Winstar shareholders should contact their legal counsel, investment adviser or other professional adviser for definitive advice in this respect.

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Winstar Resources Ltd. is a Calgary based junior oil and gas company, which explores for, develops, produces, and sells crude oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas in Tunisia and Romania. Winstar's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol WIX.

SOURCE Winstar Resources Ltd.

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