Adira Energy Closes Private Placement

TORONTO, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - ADIRA ENERGY LTD. (TSXV: ADL) (OTCBB: ADENF) (FRANKFURT: 0AM1).  Adira Energy Ltd. ("Adira" or the "Company") is pleased to report that it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement (the "Offering") by issuing 1,200,000 common shares at a price of US$0.05 (CAD$0.0536) per common share for gross proceeds of US$60,000 (CAD$64,320).

The common shares issued at closing are subject to resale restrictions pursuant to applicable securities laws requirements and notably to a hold period of four months plus one day from the closing date, expiring on November 22, 2014. The Offering remains subject to final acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.

The securities offered in connection with the Offering have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons absent U.S. registration or an applicable exemption from the U.S. registration requirements. This news release does not constitute an offer for sale of securities, nor a solicitation for offers to buy any securities. Any public offering of securities in the United States must be made by means of a prospectus containing detailed information about the company and management, as well as financial statements.

About Adira Energy Ltd.

Adira Energy Ltd. is an oil and gas company which is focused in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Company has two petroleum exploration licenses offshore Israel; the Yitzhak license, located 17 km offshore between Hadera and Netanya and the Gabriella license, located 10 km offshore between Netanya and Ashdod. The Company also has an option on the Yam Hadera License, offshore Israel, which is located 30 kilometers offshore Israel, between Hadera and Haifa and North West of Adira's Yitzhak license.

Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer

This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this press release, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company's internal projections, estimated or beliefs, concerning, among other things an outlook on the estimated amounts and timing of exploration work and capital expenditures or other expectation, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumption, intentions or statements about future events or performance, which are considered by management to be reasonable at the time made. Actual events or results may differ materially. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results since such results are inherently subject to significant business, economic, corporate, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company and the foregoing stated factors are not exhaustive. The statements contained herein are made as of the date hereof and the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Company shareholders and potential investors should carefully consider the information contained in the Company's filing with Canadian securities administrators at www.sedar.com before making investment decisions with regard to the Company.

Neither the 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.

SOURCE Adira Energy Ltd.

For further information: Canada: Alan Friedman, Exec. Vice President, afriedman@adiraenergy.com, +1 416 250 1955; Israel: Gadi Levin, Chief Financial Officer, glevin@adiraenergy.com, +972 3 373 0166