PEDEVCO Evaluating Acquisition of Ring Energy Shares from CEO
HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / October 21, 2019 / PEDEVCO Corp. (NYSE American:PED) (the "Company") announced today that it is in discussions with Dr. Simon Kukes, the Company's Chief Executive Officer and majority shareholder, to evaluate the potential acquisition by the Company of Dr. Kukes' approximately 8.1% ownership stake in Ring Energy, Inc. (NYSE American: REI). Dr. Kukes announced his acquisition of the Ring Energy shares in a Schedule 13D filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ring Energy is a Midland, Texas-based oil and gas exploration, development, and production company with current operations in the Permian Basin in West Texas that are in close proximity to, and the Company believes are complementary to, the Company's Permian Basin assets.
The Company has approximately $30 million of free cash and no debt, and is currently working to complete its 2019 development plan with the drilling and completion of 5 additional horizontal San Andres wells in the Permian Basin.
Mr. J. Douglas Schick, the Company's President, commented, "We are pleased with our progress and initial results from our 2019 development program in the Permian and look forward to continuing to grow our business in 2020 through greenfield development and continuing to evaluate potential acquisitions, including the position in Ring Energy held by Dr. Kukes."
About PEDEVCO Corp.
PEDEVCO Corp. (NYSE American: PED), is a publicly-traded energy company engaged in the acquisition and development of strategic, high growth energy projects in the United States. The Company's principal assets are its San Andres Asset located in the Northwest Shelf of the Permian Basin in eastern New Mexico, and its D-J Basin Asset located in the D-J Basin in Weld and Morgan Counties, Colorado. PEDEVCO is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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