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Xtreme Drilling Corp. Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial and Operating Results


FOR: XTREME DRILLING CORP.
TSX SYMBOL: XDC

Date issue: May 03, 2017
Time in: 9:23 PM e

Attention:

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 3, 2017) - Xtreme Drilling Corp. ("Xtreme", the "Company") (TSX:XDC) announces its first quarter 2017 financial and operating results. It is anticipated that filing will take place on SEDAR of interim Consolidated Financial Statements as well as Management's Discussion and Analysis for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, by May 5, 2017.

Q1 2017 Highlights

(amounts in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted)

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-- For the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company recorded revenue

of $12.4 million as compared to $9.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Revenue per day increased to $21,233 from $20,728 in the previous quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was ($0.1) million in the quarter which is essentially flat as compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.

-- Operating days during the three months ended March 31, 2017, increased

to 583 from 479 in the fourth quarter of 2016. In the quarter, the Company made the decision to remove the three rigs that are in the process of upgrade to 850XE from the utilization calculation. For the first quarter of 2017, utilization was 36% on the Company's 18 drilling rig fleet. Utilization has increased from a low of 19% for the second quarter of 2016.

-- Operating expenses are tied to operating levels and were $16,800 per

operating day for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, as compared to $15,800 per operating day for the previous quarter. The increase in the cost per operating day was primarily attributable to an increase in labor-related expenses and other rig re-activation costs.

-- General and administrative expenses increased slightly from $2.5 million

for the three months ended December 31, 2016, to $2.6 million for the first quarter of 2017. The increase is due to the impact of the exchange rate and an increase in legal and professional fees, offset by a decrease in certain personnel-related costs.

-- The Company's USD-revenue and expenses are impacted by the exchange rate

between the US dollar ("USD") and Canadian dollar ("CAD"). For the three months ended March 31, 2017, the average exchange rate used to convert the USD-denominated revenues and expenses to CAD was $1.33/$1 USD.

-- Capital expenditures for the first quarter were $18.7 million, which

included approximately $15.4 million related to the 850XE upgrade program. Currently the Company has an approved 2017 capital expenditure budget of up to $50.0 million USD for the optimization of the XDR 500 fleet and the 850XE upgrade capital requirements.

-- Xtreme announced the commencement of a Substantial Issuer Bid in the

first quarter of 2017. The share repurchase program will be conducted through a modified Dutch Auction process. The Company will purchase up to $25 million of equity from shareholders in a per share price range from $2.40 to $2.80. It is anticipated that the offer will close on June 1, 2017.

-- As previously announced the first 850XE upgrade was signed to a two year

contract and is scheduled for delivery to Oklahoma in the third quarter of 2017. The 850XE design is Xtreme's next step in drilling innovation and technology. The proprietary design was developed specifically for today's major resource plays and is expected to be the most efficient and fastest moving "super spec" rig in the North American land market. The 850XE will be equipped with an 1,800hp AC electric drawworks, 850,000 pound capacity mast, proprietary X-pad optimizer walking system, a 7,500psi mud system with three pumps, integrated equipment monitoring and other proprietary design features. It will have a rated depth capacity in excess of 27,500 feet with 5-inch drill pipe and the ability to stand all drill pipe in the mast.

-- As of the date of this press release, the Company had nine of 18 XDR

rigs contracted in Canada, Colorado, North Dakota and Oklahoma. Of the nine rigs contracted seven are currently working with the remaining two anticipated to commence work in June.

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Selected Quarterly Information from Continuing Operations

(unaudited)

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Mar 31, Dec 31, Sep 30, Jun 30, Three months ended 2017 2016 2016 2016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Revenue 12,379 9,929 8,468 7,369 Adjusted EBITDA(1) (78) (148) (1,423) (5,449) Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue (1)% (1)% (17)% (74)% Adjusted EBITDA per share(1) - basic ($) - - (0.01) (0.07) Net loss (12,168) (11,122) (29,542) (28,699) Net loss income per share - basic ($) (0.14) (0.13) (0.35) (0.34) Operating cash flows from continuing operations (2,384) (1,032) (1,168) (10,849) Capital assets 245,267 240,656 243,564 266,188 Total assets 348,083 366,762 373,104 409,794 Net debt(2) (88,152) (113,882) (118,863) (110,794) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operating days(1) 583 479 433 364 Utilization (percentage) 36% 25% 22% 19% Weighted average number of rigs in service 18 21 21 21 Total number of rigs, end of quarter 18 21 21 21 Mar 31, Dec 31, Sep 30, Jun 30, 2016 2015 2015 2015 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Revenue 16,266 23,370 29,758 33,563 Adjusted EBITDA(1) 784 753 3,620 5,113 Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue 5% 3% 12% 15% Adjusted EBITDA per share(1) - basic ($) 0.01 0.03 0.08 0.10 Net loss (7,350) (36,069) (40,267) (3,860) Net loss per share - basic ($) (0.09) (0.44) (0.49) (0.05) Operating cash flows from continuing operations (2,981) 3,059 11,731 7,218 Capital assets 276,521 30,506 318,639 340,800 Total assets 316,270 361,809 394,121 427,303 Net debt(2) 90,242 96,123 93,389 112,113 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operating days(1) 565 932 1,069 1,072 Utilization (percentage) 30% 48% 55% 56% Weighted average number of rigs in service 21 21 21 21 Total number of rigs, end of quarter 21 21 21 21 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Excerpt from Management's Discussion and Analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2017

OUTLOOK

The recent U.S. land rig count approached 850, after bottoming out at fewer than 400 rigs in May of 2016. The majority of rigs that have gone back to work in the U.S. are high spec AC electric rigs. The market share of AC rigs in the U.S. has increased from 40% in the third quarter of 2014 to 67% currently. In fact, Xtreme estimates that approximately 600 AC rigs have returned to work as compared to 725 that were working at the peak of the market in the third quarter of 2014. The supply of AC electric shale capable drilling rigs is quickly going back to work in the United States. In certain basins, this tightening of supply is beginning to result in pricing increases.

Xtreme's 18 rig U.S. fleet and three rig Canadian fleet are 100% AC electric. The Company currently has eight of 10 XDR 500 rigs contracted in the United States with seven currently operating and the eighth expected to begin work in early June. In Canada, Xtreme has one of three XDR 200 rigs contracted and set to commence operation in June.

The pace of rig re-activations in the United States has put upward pressure on crew wages along with other re-activation expenses. In the second quarter, the Company will incur additional expenses related to the re-activation and mobilization of several rigs. This will reduce operating margins as not all of the cost increases are able to be passed through to the operator in the near term. However, if the current trend of re-activations continues then Xtreme anticipates that operating rates will begin to increase in the back half of 2017.

The process of reviewing options for the XDR 200 and 300 series rigs is progressing. The Company anticipates formal discussions with potential buyers or partners to commence in the near future with a target of closing any transaction in the second half of 2017. The goal in this process is to further focus Xtreme as a high/super spec US resource play drilling Company with ten XDR 500 rigs and three 850XE. Any proceeds from asset sales would provide additional liquidity and optionality to deploy in US resource plays.

In order to create value and deliver liquidity to shareholders the Company implemented a Substantial Issuer Bid to repurchase up to $25 million of Xtreme stock. The price range has been set between $2.40 and $2.80 per share and is open until June 1, 2017. The reduction in shares outstanding should add value for shareholders and the sale of assets provide additional liquidity and optionality.

Xtreme will exit 2017 with a fully optimized fleet of larger rigs, three 850XE rigs and 10 XDR 500 rigs, which should maintain high utilization levels in the current industry environment. This increased utilization and expected cash flow coupled with ample liquidity positions Xtreme to take advantage of future strategic opportunities.

Conference Call Details

Xtreme has scheduled a conference call to discuss results with investors, analysts, and stakeholders on Thursday, May 4, 2016, beginning promptly at 10:00 am MT (11:00 am CT, 12:00 am ET).

Matt Porter, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host the conference call.

Conference operator dial-in numbers

To participate in the conference call, please dial in as follows approximately ten minutes before the start time in your time zone.

+1 844-889-6858 (North America Toll-Free) or +1 661-378-9711 (International)

Webcast: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/sziz3itj Conference ID: 8397614

An audio replay of the call will be available until Thursday, May 11, 2017. To access the replay, call +1 (855) 859-2056 or +1 (404) 537-3406 and enter Conference ID 8397614.

Xtreme Drilling Corp.
Interim Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
(in thousands of Canadian dollars)
(unaudited)

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Mar 31, Dec 31, 2017 2016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Assets Current assets Cash and cash equivalents 89,550 115,240 Accounts receivable 9,158 6,716 Other receivables 397 419 Inventory 2,845 2,810 Prepaid expenses 866 921 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 102,816 126,106
Property and equipment 245,267 240,656 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total Assets 348,083 366,762 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Liabilities and Equity
Current liabilities

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 11,492 14,827 Current tax payable 6,405 6,464 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total Liabilities 17,897 21,291 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Shareholders' equity

Share capital 339,448 339,448 Share option reserve 13,619 13,387 Accumulated deficit (113,838) (101,670) Foreign currency translation reserve 90,957 94,306 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total Shareholders' Equity 330,186 345,471 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Xtreme Drilling Corp.
Interim Consolidated Statements of (Loss) Income
For the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016
(in thousands of Canadian dollars, except share and per share data)
(unaudited)

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2017 2016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Revenue 12,379 16,266

Expenses

Operating expenses 9,812 10,878 General and administrative expenses 2,645 4,603 Depreciation expense 9,085 9,520 Stock-based compensation 232 588 Foreign exchange loss (gain) 110 (3,875) Loss (gain) on disposal of equipment 2,682 (81) Other income (22) - Interest expense - 1,673 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Loss (12,165) (7,040) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tax expense

Current 3 310 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total tax expense 3 310 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Net loss from continuing operations (12,168) (7,350)
Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax - 3,616 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Net loss (12,168) (3,734) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Net loss per common share from continuing operations

- basic (0.14) (0.09) - diluted (0.14) (0.09)

Net income per common share from discontinued
operations

- basic 0.00 0.04 - diluted 0.00 0.04

Net loss income per common share

- basic (0.14) (0.04) - diluted (0.14) (0.04)

Weighted average number of common shares

- basic 85,091,367 83,125,541 - diluted 85,091,367 83,125,541

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Xtreme Drilling Corp.
Interim Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive (Loss) Income
For the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016
(in thousands of Canadian dollars)
(unaudited)

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2017 2016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net loss (12,168) (3,734) Other comprehensive loss Items that may be subsequently reclassified to profit or loss: Unrealized loss on translating financial statements of foreign operations (3,349) (24,987) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Comprehensive loss (15,517) (28,721) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Total comprehensive (loss) income arising from:

Continuing operations (15,517) (32,671) Discontinued operations - 3,950 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- (15,517) (28,721) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Xtreme Drilling Corp.
Interim Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity
For the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016
(in thousands of Canadian dollars)
(unaudited)

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Foreign Share currency Total Share option Accumulated translation Shareholders' capital reserve deficit reserve Equity ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Balance at Jan 1, 2016 333,515 15,478 (80,831) 103,071 371,233 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net loss - - (3,734) - (3,734) Other comprehensive income Currency translation differences - - - (24,987) (24,987) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total comprehensive loss - - (3,734) (24,987) (28,721) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Employee share option scheme: Value of employee services - 581 - - 581 Transfer from share option 107 (107) - - - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total transactions with owners 107 474 - - 581 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Balance at Mar 31, 2016 333,622 15,952 (84,565) 78,084 343,093 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Balance at Jan 1, 2017 339,448 13,387 (101,670) 94,306 345,471 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net loss - - (12,168) - (12,168) Other comprehensive loss Currency translation differences - - - (3,349) (3,349) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total comprehensive loss - - (12,168) (3,349) (15,517) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Employee share option scheme: Value of employee services - 232 - - 232 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total transactions with owners - 232 - - 232 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Balance at Mar 31, 2017 339,448 13,619 (113,838) 90,957 330,186 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Xtreme Drilling Corp.
Interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016
(in thousands of Canadian dollars)
(unaudited)

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2017 2016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash flow provided by: Operating activities Net loss (12,168) (7,350) Items not affecting cash: Depreciation expense 9,085 9,520 Stock-based compensation 232 588 Loss (gain) on disposal of equipment 2,682 (81) Provision for doubtful accounts - (68) Interest expense - 1,047 Interest paid - (936) Amortization of debt issuance costs - 626 Foreign exchange loss (2,218) (6,333) Current tax expense 3 310 Taxes paid - (304) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operating cash flows from continuing operations (2,384) (2,981) Operating cash flows from discontinued operations (446) 7,003 Changes in items of non-cash working capital (4,800) (1,426) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net cash (used in) generated from operating activities (7,630) 2,596 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Financing activities Repayment of long-term debt - (3,896) Debt issuance cost - (1,270) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net cash used in investing activities - (5,166) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Investing activities Proceeds from sale of equipment 12 81 Capital expenditures (18,718) (2,718) Investing activities of discontinued operations - (445) Changes in items of non-cash working related to capital items (566) (72) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net cash used in financing activities (19,272) (3,154) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 1,212 449 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Decrease in cash and cash equivalents (25,690) (5,275) Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period 115,240 11,223 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash and cash equivalents - end of period 89,550 5,948 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Adjusted EBITDA from Continuing Operations

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Three months ended ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mar 31, Mar 31, 2017 2016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net loss (12,168) (7,350) Interest expense - 1,673 Depreciation 9,085 9,520 Tax expense 3 310 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- (3,080) 4,153 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Non-cash items: Stock-based compensation 232 588 Foreign exchange loss (gain) 110 (3,875) Loss (gain) on disposal of equipment 2,682 (81) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3,024 (3,368) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Non-recurring items: Other income (22) - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- (22) - ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Adjusted EBITDA (78) 785 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Adjusted EBITDA from Discontinued Operations

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Three months ended ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mar 31, Mar 31, 2017 2016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net income - 3,616) Depreciation and amortization - 3,798 Tax expense - 883 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Adjusted EBITDA - 8,297 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Adjusted EBITDA from Continuing and Discontinued Operations

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Three months ended ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mar 31, Mar 31, 2017 2016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Adjusted EBITDA (78) 9,082 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue (1)% 26% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Adjusted EBITDA per share ($) 0.00 0.11 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net loss per share ($) (0.14) (0.04) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Reader Advisory

This news release, or documents incorporated herein, contains forward-looking information ("FLI"). FLI is typically contained in statements with words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "plan", "schedule", "intend", "propose" or similar words suggesting future outcomes or an outlook. More particularly, this NEWS RELEASE contains FLI that may relate to contracting, marketing, financing, construction, modifications, deployment, operation, and utilization of drilling rigs in the Company's current and future fleet. Although Xtreme believes expectations reflected in such FLI are reasonable, readers should not place undue reliance on them because Xtreme can give no assurance they will prove to be correct. There are many factors that could cause FLI not to be correct, including risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business.

FLI is based on certain factors and assumptions including, but not limited to:

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-- the assessment of current and projected future drilling and related

operations; -- ongoing and future strategic business alliances, -- negotiations and opportunities to enter new, extend or complete existing contracts; -- the availability and cost of financing; -- currency exchange rates; timing and magnitude of capital expenditures; -- expenses and other variables affecting rig operation, modification and construction; -- the ability and commitment of vendors to provide rig equipment, services and supplies, including labor, in a cost-effective and timely manner; -- the issuance of applied-for patents; -- changes in tax structures and rates; and, -- government regulations.

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Although Xtreme considers the assumptions used to prepare this news release reasonable, based on information available to management as of May 3, 2017, ultimately the assumptions may prove to be incorrect.

FLI is also subject to certain factors, including risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from management's current expectations. These factors include, but are not limited to:

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-- the cyclical nature of drilling market demand;
-- currency exchange rates;
-- commodity prices;
-- access to credit and to equity markets;
-- the availability and retention of qualified personnel;
-- vendor-provided equipment components and services; and
-- competition for customers.

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Management's assumptions considered the following:

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-- ongoing access to key services, supplies and equipment required to

continue operating and maintaining the rigs, including fuel; -- continued successful performance of drilling and related equipment; -- expectations regarding gross margin; -- recruitment and retention of qualified personnel; -- continuation or extension of existing long-term, multi-well contracts or other contracts; -- revenue expectations related to shorter-term drilling opportunities; -- willingness and ability of customers to remit amounts owing to Xtreme in accordance with normal industry practices; and, -- management of accounts receivable in direct relation to revenue generation.

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In preparing this news release, the following risk factors were considered:

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-- fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas prices, as well as supply and

demand; -- fluctuation in currency exchange and interest rates; -- financial stability of Xtreme's customers; -- current and future applications for Xtreme's proprietary technology; -- related services provided by, and competition from, other drilling contractors; -- regulatory and economic conditions in regions where Xtreme operates; -- environmental constraints; -- changes to government legislation; -- international trade barriers or restrictions; and, -- where appropriate, global economic, political and military events, as well as acts of terrorism, riots, strikes, insurrections, revolutions and civil war.

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FLI contained in this news release about prospective results of operations, financial position or cash provided by operating activities is based on assumptions about future events, including economic conditions and proposed courses of action, and on management's assessment of relevant information currently available. Readers are cautioned such financial outlook information contained in this news release is not appropriate for purposes other than for which it is disclosed here. Readers should not place undue importance on FLI and should not rely on this information as of any other date. Except as required pursuant to applicable securities laws, Xtreme disclaims any intention, and assumes no obligation, to update publicly or revise FLI to reflect actual results, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions, changes in factors affecting such FLI or otherwise.

About Xtreme

Xtreme Drilling Corp. ("XDC" on the Toronto Stock Exchange) designs, builds, and operates a fleet of high specification AC drilling rigs featuring leading-edge proprietary technology. Currently Xtreme operates one service line - Drilling Services (XDR) under contracts with oil and natural gas exploration and production companies and integrated oilfield service providers in Canada and the United States. For more information about the Company, please visit www.xdccorp.com.

- END RELEASE - 03/05/2017

For further information:
Xtreme Drilling Corp.
Matt Porter
President and Chief Executive Officer
+1 281 994 4600
ir@xdccorp.com
www.xdccorp.com

COMPANY:
FOR: XTREME DRILLING CORP.
TSX SYMBOL: XDC

INDUSTRY: Energy and Utilities - Equipment, Energy and Utilities -
Oil and Gas
RELEASE ID: 20170503CC0128

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