לחברת הנפט "Zion Oil and Gas" יש אזור זיכיון "אשר-מנשה" לאורך חוף הכרמל.
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Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. was founded by John M. Brown in April 2000 for the purpose of exploring for oil and gas in Israel and helping Israel to become an energy independent country. The company’s founding was the culmination of a 14 year process that began during Brown’s inspirational visit to Israel in 1985. Our certificate of incorporation provided for the authorization of 20,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $.01 per share. In 2008, the authorized share capital was increased to 30,000,000 shares and in 2009, the authorized share capital was further increased to 50,000,000 shares. As of August 9, 2010, our issued and outstanding capital securities consist of 21,220,515 shares of common stock. As of June 30, 2010, we have reserved 1,516,679 shares of common stock for the exercise of warrants and options to employees and non-employees
Following the initial closing of our Initial Public Offering (IPO) on December 29, 2006, our common stock was listed for trading on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX, and later the NYSE Amex) with the trading symbol ZN. Our IPO remained open through May 26, 2007 when it was terminated following the sale of 1,806,335 shares of our common stock at $7.00 per share. Officers of Zion rang the bell at the American Stock Exchange on January 3, 2007, the first trading day in 2007.
Zion raised over $12.6 million in its IPO and subsequently, in a follow-on $10-unit offering, that closed in January 2009, raised a further $6.6 million. In June 2009, Zion completed its first $5 rights offering of stock to investors and raised a further $21 million and in December 2009 completed its second $5 rights offering of stock to investors and raised an additional $18 million. In July 2010, Zion completed its third rights offering, raising $12.4 million. The offerings, taken together as a whole, have raised in excess of $70 million.
From January 2007 to September 1, 2009, Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (ticker: ZN) was publicly traded on the NYSE Amex. On September 2, 2009, Zion switched the listing of its common stock and common stock purchase warrants from the NYSE Amex to the NASDAQ Global Market (NGM) and to commemorate the occasion, Zion’s officers rang the opening bell at NASDAQ. Zion’s common stock trades under the symbol “ZN” and Zion’s warrants trade under the symbol “ZNWAW“.