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Niko Resources Reports Reduction To Its Reserves; Shrs Near Yr Lows

Niko Resources Ltd (NKO.TO), which fell more than 2% to near a year low $21.38 on Wednesday, reported a reduction to its reserves. Total proved plus

probable reserves are 377 bcfe. The after tax net present value, discounted at 10% (NPV10) equates to $674 million or $13.05 per share. These values assume that D6 natural gas price will remain at $4.20 per mmbtu net until March 31, 2014. However the Government of India is currently considering increasing

price for the F2013 and F2014 periods. A price increase during these periods to $8.00 per mmbtu net would increase the NPV10 to approximately $15.89 per share.

In addition there is significant upside from contingent resource discoveries at D6, NEC 25 and Block 5c. The contingent resources are not reflected as reserves because development plans have not been finalized with government authorities.

These discoveries are expected to deliver an NPV10 of approximately $15.00 to $18.00 per share assuming developments proceed as currently planned. This value has been determined based on internally determined 2C contingent resources using price derived from the company's third party reserve report. In the aggregate these discoveries are expected to add approximately 600 bcfe.

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