Vancouver, British Columbia, March 5th, 2018.
Newport Exploration Ltd ("Newport" or "the Company") reports that it has received its after tax 2.5% gross overriding petroleum royalty payment for the November 2017 to January 2018 three month period.
Gross royalty income for the period was AUD$1,966,142. The payment received by Newport of AUD$1,376,299 is net of 30% Australian withholding taxes (AUD$589,843) in accordance with the Australian Tax Office.
Newport has approximately CDN$5.6 million in the treasury, comprised of cash, cash equivalents, and short term-investments.
The Company continues to strongly encourage shareholders and potential investors to access information released independently by Beach Energy Ltd and Santos Ltd to keep current during exploration, development and potential production of all the licences subject to the Company's gross overriding royalty.
For further information contact:
Ian Rozier, Director and Chief Executive Officer
+1 604 685 6851
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