Stockholm, March 7 — The Disciplinary Committee has decided that Selena Oil & Gas Holding AB (”Selena Oil”) is to be delisted from First North Premier. The delisting will take effect on May 9, 2014, two months from the date on which the Disciplinary Committee announced its decision on the matter.
On numerous occasions, Selena Oil has failed to provide information, or has provided information that has failed to meet the requirements that disclosed information must be accurate, relevant and sufficiently detailed to permit an assessment of the information’s significance for the company and its financial position.
Selena Oil has also provided misleading information regarding a number of transactions and circumstances of the company, all of which have been paramount in assessing the company’s financial position and future earning capacity.
Furthermore, Selena Oil has not published an up-to-date list of insider transactions on its website. Transaction details for the company’s principal owners have not been provided, including the dates for when they served on company’s Board of Directors.
The company also lacks the human resources required to fulfill its obligations in terms of information disclosure. Since the company is traded on First North Premier, which has even higher standards regarding information disclosure, this factor is particularly serious.
The Disciplinary Committee is extremely concerned about how the company’s former Board and its principal owner have behaved in relation to the other shareholders and believes that this has adversely affected market confidence in First North.
The company now has a new Board, the former CEO has been reinstated and the company has attempted to resolve its problems; nevertheless, the Disciplinary Committee, with reference to the rules of First North, Section 7.2.1, 2.2.4 and 4.14 as well as Appendix L, Section 1.1 and 1.2, has decided that Selena Oil’s shares are to be delisted from First North Premier.
A detailed description of the matter and the Disciplinary Committee's decision has been published on:
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