• Manas Is A Step Closer To Completing Albanian Transaction


    Baar, Switzerland, December 29, 2009

    Manas Petroleum Corporation ("Manas") (OTCBB: MNAP) is pleased to report that the financing arrangement and the due diligence between Manas and WWI resources for the Albanian project are proceeding as planned and are on-track to maximize shareholder value. 

    Manas is currently progressing on administrative, legal and compliance issues, as required before closing. The closing is expected to be completed during the first several weeks of the New Year. 

    About Manas Petroleum: 
    Manas Petroleum is an international oil and gas company, focusing on activities in South-Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South America. Details of these projects are located on the Company's website: www.manaspete.com 

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    For further information please contact:
    Erik Herlyn
    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