• Stichting VB Vagobel Requests Further Extension of Closing Date of Private Placement Transaction Pending Finalization of Banking Instrument


    BAAR, SWITZERLAND, March 3, 2015

    MNP Petroleum Corp. (“MNP”) (TSX-V: MNP; OTCQB: MNAP) announces that pursuant to the terms of the binding private placement agreement dated November 30, 2014 Stichting VB Vagobel (“Vagobel”) has requested to extend the Closing date to March 26, 2015. Vagobel has recently informed MNP that, due to the complex nature of its own restructure, which involves various banks and other projects of Vagobel, Vagobel requires additional time to finalize its financing facility.

    In discussing the terms of the requested extension, both parties have agreed that, as a closing guarantee and a sign of continued commitment, Vagobel will issue on behalf of MNP an irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit in the amount of US$ 62 million.  The parties are discussing the terms of the Standby Letter of Credit.

    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.

    About Vagobel

    Stichting VB Vagobel is a company exploring international opportunities. It was founded in 1992 in The Netherlands as a financial holding company for real estate and other assets.

    Vagobel is currently investing in companies in the upstream oil industry and is currently involved in opportunities in the Middle East and Africa. Through MNP Petroleum Vagobel intends to enhance its visibility in Central Asia. Through its sister company registered in Singapore, Vagobel holds equity in a maritime shipping consortium and intends to explore opportunities in the maritime bunkering industry. In the near future, Vagobel also intends to investigate opportunities in the alternative and bio energy industries.

    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
    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

    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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