• Company Obtains Three Year Extension of Exploration Period on Western License in Tajikistan, Agreement Enables Initiation of Exploration Strategy


    BAAR, SWITZERLAND, February 5, 2015

    MNP Petroleum Corp. (“MNP”) (TSX-V: MNP; OTCQB: MNAP) is pleased to announce that CJSC Somon Oil, a 90% subsidiary of DWM Petroleum AG, has obtained a three-year extension of the term of its Western Oil Exploration License (Zapadnyi).  Under the provisions of the Production Sharing Agreement, Subsoil Law and Licensing Law, the License has been extended until July 25, 2017.  The Northwestern License (Severo-Zapadnyi) expires on July 28, 2016.

    Dr. Werner Ladwein, President and CEO, said “we are delighted to receive the three year extension and this will enable us to start implementing our strategy for the Fergana Basin in Tajikistan. The focus in exploration is currently on drilling of the Kayrakkum B well. We have entered into negotiations with potential rig providers and we will order the outstanding LLIs (Long Lead Items). Current Rig availability and the LLI schedule should allow for a spud date beginning of the third quarter 2015.”

    About MNP

    MNP is an international oil and gas company with primary focus on exploration and development in Central Asia and Mongolia.  In Tajikistan MNP owns 90% working interest in a Production Sharing Agreement covering the license areas Zapadnyi and Severo-Zapadnyi in the Soughd region through its wholly-owned subsidiary DWM Petroleum AG, and it owns a 37% working interest in eight producing oilfields. In Mongolia, MNP owns 74% of the working interest in two Production Sharing Contracts covering Blocks XIII and XIV through its wholly-owned subsidiary DWM Petroleum AG.

    As part of its strategy to fund its development and exploration assets, the Company entered into an agreement with Stichting VB Vagobel in early October, 2014 to provide up to $67 million, in a combination of equity and debt. The Company expects the transaction to close and funding to commence by February 19, 2015.

    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    For further information please contact:

    Peter-Mark Vogel
    Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary                                   
    MNP Petroleum Corp.                                                                             
    Bahnofstr. 9, P.O. Box 1259                                                                     
    6341, Baar                                                                                                 
    Tel: +41 44 718 10 30
    Fax: +41 44 718 10 39
    Email: info@www.comemoe.com
    Web: www.www.comemoe.com
    Robert Giordano             
    J. Streicher Capital
    Investor Relations - USA
    55 Broadway, 3rd floor
    New York, NY 10006
    Tel: +1 917 327 3938
    Email: rgiordano@jstreichercapital.com
    Dr. Georg Hochwimmer
    Investor Relations - Europe
    General Research GmbH
    Phone:  +49 89 2500 4330
    Email: hochwimmer@generalresearch.de

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