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May 23, 2021


Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.

Announcement of Results for the First Quarter ended March 31, 2021

1Q21 net attributable loss (excluding non-recurring foreign exchange gain/ losses) increased by 11.8% to CAD$17.0 m

versus CAD$15.2 m in 1Q20


CALGARY/HONG KONG – Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. (the “Corporation” or “Sunshine”) (HKEX:  2012) today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. The Corporation’s condensed consolidated interim financial statements, notes to the condensed consolidated interim financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis have been filed on SEDAR ( and with The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Hong Kong Stock Exchange”) ( and are available on the Corporation’s website ( All figures used in this release are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.


Message to Shareholders


For the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company’s average bitumen production was 0 bbls/day. Diluent was blended with the bitumen as part of the production process to create the marketable “Dilbit” blend product, and the average dilbit sales volume was 27 bbls/day in the first quarter of 2021.


Sunshine’s Capital Raising AND OTHER EQUITY Activities during 1Q21


As at October 1, 2020, the Company has received notice for conversion from the Subscriber of the HK$72,000,000 CB as per the Subscription agreement dated 1 April 2020. The Subscriber, as intended to convert the CB in whole, has made application to the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong (“HKSFC”) for a Whitewash Waiver. The Whitewash Waiver was conditionally granted by HKSFC on March 4, 2021. The Conversion and the Whitewash Waiver has been approved by the independent shareholders at the Special General Meeting on March 5, 2021.

Summary of Financial Figures     


For 1Q21, net attributable loss (excluding non-recurring foreign exchange gain/losses) increased by 11.8% to CAD$17.0 million, versus CAD $15.2 million in 1Q20.


As at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Corporation notes the following selected balance sheet figures. 


(Canadian $000s)

March 31, 

December 31,










Trade and other receivables






Exploration and evaluation assets






Property, plant and equipment






Total liabilities






Shareholders’ equity













2021 Outlook


Sunshine will continue to focus on cost controls and carefully monitor developments in crude oil markets as well as development of COVID-19 pandemic in North America. The Company is also continuing with its joint venture for re-activation of the Muskwa and Godin Area activities as international oil price recovers.






 Kwok Ping Sun


       Gloria Ho

Executive Chairman


       Chief Financial Officer


About Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.


The Corporation is a Calgary based public corporation, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since May 1, 2012. The Corporation is focused on the development of its significant holdings of oil sands and heavy oil leases in the Athabasca oil sands region. The Corporation owns interests in oil sands and petroleum and natural gas leases in the Athabasca region of Alberta. The Corporation is currently focused on executing milestone undertakings in the West Ells project area. West Ells Phase 1 is operational and has an initial production target of 5,000 barrels per day.


For further enquiries, please contact:


Kwok Ping Sun

Executive Chairman

Tel: + 852-3188-9298


Gloria Ho
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: + 852-3188-9298

Email: [email protected]









This announcement contains forward-looking information relating to, among other things, (a) the future financial performance and objectives of Sunshine; (b) the plans and expectations of the Corporation; and (c) the anticipated closings of the current private placements and the timing thereof. Such forward-looking information is subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors. All statements other than statements and information of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The use of words such as “estimate”, “forecast”, “expect”, “project”, “plan”, “target”, “vision”, “goal”, “outlook”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “believe”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “potential”, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on Sunshine’s experience, current beliefs, assumptions, information and perception of historical trends available to Sunshine, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, those associated with resource definition and expected reserves and contingent and prospective resources estimates, unanticipated costs and expenses, regulatory approval, fluctuating oil and gas prices, expected future production, the ability to access sufficient capital to finance future development and credit risks, changes in Alberta’s regulatory framework, including changes to regulatory approval process and land-use designations, royalty, tax, environmental, greenhouse gas, carbon and other laws or regulations and the impact thereof and the costs associated with compliance. Although Sunshine believes that the expectations represented by such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions and factors discussed in this announcement are not exhaustive and readers are not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as the Corporation’s actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Sunshine disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, subsequent to the date of this announcement, except as required under applicable securities legislation. The forward-looking statements speak only as at the date of this announcement and are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing lists are not exhaustive and are made as at the date hereof. For a full discussion of the Corporation’s material risk factors, see risk factors described in other documents we file from time to time with securities regulatory authorities, all of which are available on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at or the Corporation’s website at