Erin Energy signs loan agreement

Erin Energy signs loan agreement

Erin Energy, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, has obtained a waiver to the funding requirements of the debt service reserve account associated with the Zenith Bank Note until December 31, 2016.

The company was also granted a 90-day deferment of the principal payment previously due on March 31, 2016, whilst re-modification discussions of the loan structure continue, Erin Energy said on Monday.

“We appreciate the continued support of Zenith Bank and their belief in the growth of our company. In this depressed commodity price environment, it is good to have partners that are working with us for the long-term and for the success of Erin Energy,” said Daniel Ogbonna, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

The company also said it has satisfied the interest obligations due March 31, 2016 and has formally submitted a loan re-modification proposal, which Zenith Bank is currently reviewing with final agreement expected during the second quarter of 2016.

Erin Energy Corporation is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on energy resources in sub-Saharan Africa. Its asset portfolio consists of 9 licenses across 4 countries covering an area of 43,000 square kilometers (10 million acres), including current production and other exploration projects offshore Nigeria, as well as exploration licenses offshore Ghana, Kenya and Gambia, and onshore Kenya. Erin Energy is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and is listed on the New York and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges under the ticker symbol ERN.

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