• Manas reports update on Albania transaction


    Baar, Switzerland, December 10, 2009

    Manas Petroleum Corporation ("Manas") (OTCBB: MNAP) is pleased to report that with respect to the Albanian project and the signed Letter of Intent between Manas and WWI resources ("WWI")(TSX) dated November 19, 2009, both parties have agreed to extend the due diligence period in order to complete all required legal and documentary work.

    In conjunction with the above, Manas is further pleased to report that on December 4th, 2009 WWI made a good faith payment to Manas in an amount of approximately USD 1,000,000 in order to facilitate certain obligations on their part in connection with the project. 

    The final agreement is currently prepared and Manas believes that the transaction will be closed shortly.

    We are currently updating our 51-101 compliant volumetric and economic reports on blocks A, B, D and E issued by Gustavson Associates in November 2008. In addition to that we are preparing similar reports on the discovery blocks 2 and 3. 

    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 
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