Madalena Announces Sale of Point Loma Escrowed Common Shares

(All dollar figures are expressed in United States Dollars, unless otherwise noted)

CALGARY, April 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Madalena Energy Inc. ("Madalena" or the "Company") (TSXV: MVN and OTCQX: MDLNF) announces that pursuant to a purchase and sale agreement dated April 21, 2017 with an arms-length third party (the "Transaction"), the Company sold 4,683,611 escrowed common shares in Point Loma Resources Ltd. ("Point Loma") for gross cash proceeds of $0.8 million (CAD 1.1 million). These common shares were acquired by Madalena pursuant to the sale of the Company's Canadian oil and gas assets in June 2016 and will be released from escrow in 20% increments in six month intervals commencing July 2017. Closing of the Transaction will take place in two equal tranches. The first tranche was completed on April 24, 2017 and the second tranche is expected to close on or about May 25, 2017.

The Company, as previously disclosed, has been experiencing liquidity challenges. Proceeds from the sale of these common shares do not resolve the liquidity challenges the Company is facing, however, the proceeds will provide assistance in continuing to manage the business.

About Madalena Energy

Madalena is an independent, Canadian headquartered, Argentine focused upstream oil and gas company with operations in four provinces of Argentina where it is primarily focused on the delineation of unconventional oil and gas resources. The Company is implementing horizontal drilling and completions technology to develop both its conventional and resource plays.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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SOURCE Madalena Energy Inc.

For further information: Steven Sharpe, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Madalena Energy Inc., Phone: (403) 262-1901 (Ext. 1); Thomas Love, CA, VP, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Madalena Energy Inc., Phone: (403) 262-1901 (Ext. 227)

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