• Manas Retains Investor Relations Consultant


    Baar, Switzerland, September 6, 2011

    Manas Petroleum Corp. ("Manas") (TSX-V: MNP; OTCBB: MNAP) is pleased to announce that, effective September 1, 2011, it has retained Brisco Capital Partners Corporation ("Brisco") to provide investor relations and corporate communications services.
    Brisco is a Calgary, Alberta, based consulting firm managed by Scott Koyich, an investor relations professional with over 15 years of experience providing investor relations services for public companies. Manas has retained Brisco pursuant to a written agreement providing for a six month term beginning on an effective date of September 1, 2011. Pursuant to this agreement, Brisco will assist the Company at trade shows, liase with the investment community and assist with the organization and presentation of roadshows. Manas has agreed to pay to Brisco a monthly retainer of $10,000 plus approved expenses and it has granted options to purchase 500,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of US$0.225, being the closing price, last sale of the day on August 31, 2011, on the OTC BB; these options are to vest in three installments on the sixth, twelfth and eighteenth months following the effective date of the agreement.

    Manas is looking forward to working with Brisco to broaden awareness of its business and its properties.

    About Manas Petroleum Corp.

    Manas Petroleum is an international oil and gas company with primary focus on exploration and development in South-Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Mongolia. In Albania, Manas participates in a 1.7 million acre exploration project through its equity interest in Petromanas Energy Inc., a Canadian public company. In Kyrgyz Republic, Manas has signed a US$54 million farm-out agreement with Santos International, a subsidiary of one of Australia's largest oil and gas companies. In addition to the development of its Kyrgyz Republic project, Santos is developing the company's neighboring Tajikistan license under an option farm out agreement. In Mongolia, Manas owns record title to the two Production Sharing Contracts covering Blocks XIII and XIV through its wholly-owned subsidiary Gobi Energy Partners GmbH, but 26% of the beneficial ownership interest in these blocks is held in trust for others.

    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: 

    Roger Jenny
    Corporate Secretary
    Manas Petroleum Corp.
    Bahnofstr. 9, P.O. Box 155
    CH-6341 Baar, Switzerland
    Phone: +41 44 718 1030 
    Fax: +41 44 718 1039
    Email: info@manaspete.com
    Web: www.manaspete.com

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