Oilsands Quest announces Equity Offering



    NYSE Amex:   BQI

    CALGARY, April 29 /CNW/ - Oilsands Quest Inc. (NYSE Amex:   BQI) (the
"Company") announced today that it has commenced a marketed public offering on
a best efforts basis (the "Offering") of up to 25 million units ("Units") in
the United States under an effective shelf registration statement on file with
the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and in all provinces of Canada,
except Quebec, by way of a shelf prospectus filed pursuant to the
Multi-jurisdictional Disclosure System.
    Each Unit will be comprised of one common share ("Share") and one-half of
a common share purchase warrant of the Company ("Warrant") with each whole
Warrant entitling the purchaser to purchase one Share of the Company for a
period of 24 months following closing of the Offering.
    The Offering will be made by a syndicate of agents (the "Agents") led by
Genuity Capital Markets USA Corp. and TD Securities (USA) LLC in the United
States and Genuity Capital Markets and TD Securities Inc. in Canada. The
Company has agreed to grant the Agents an over-allotment option to purchase up
to an additional 15% of the Units sold pursuant to the Offering, either
separately or as Units. The Agents may exercise the over-allotment option, in
whole or in part, at any time up to 30 days from the closing of the Offering.
The Offering is subject to certain conditions, including stock exchange
approval.
    The Offering will be priced in the context of the market with final terms
of the Offering to be determined at the time of pricing. The Company
anticipates that the pricing of the Offering will be announced after the close
of markets today.
    The Company will use the funds to continue its testing activities at Test
Sites 1 and 3, continue its exploration activities on its existing permits and
licenses and for general corporate purposes. Specific allocations of the
proceeds for such purposes have not been made at this time.
    The Offering is expected to close on or about May 12, 2009.
    A copy of the prospectus may be obtained from TD Securities (USA) LLC. in
the United States and Genuity Capital Markets in Canada at the following
addresses:

    
    In the United States:                         In Canada:
    TD Securities (USA) LLC                       Genuity Capital Markets
    ATTN: Paula Kourian                           ATTN: Sandy Delaney
    31 W. 52nd Street                             40 King St W, Suite 4900
    New York, NY 10019                            PO Box 1007
                                                  Toronto, Ontario M5H 3Y2
    

    The Company has filed a registration statement, including a prospectus,
(SEC File No. 333-147200) with the SEC for the offering to which this
communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in
that registration statement and other documents the Company has filed with the
SEC for more complete information about the Company and this offering. You may
get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at
www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the Company, any agent or any dealer participating
in the offering will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request by
calling toll-free 1-877-718-8941 or by emailing ir@oilsandsquest.com.
    The Company invites the public to view a webcast with Company management
to discuss its updated Corporate Presentation. The webcast will take place on
Wednesday April 29, 2009 at Noon MDT (2:00pm EDT). To access the webcast,
please link to the following:

    http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=144328&s=1&k=C85C17FB5D743EBECA67355196B44DB6

    If you do not have access to the internet, you may listen to the audio
portion of the webcast through the following telephone numbers: 1-800-731-5319
or 416 644-3427 for those in the Toronto area.
    The Company will post the Corporate Presentation on its website
concurrent with the webcast. The updated Corporate Presentation can be viewed
at www.oilsandsquest.com.

    About Oilsands Quest

    Oilsands Quest Inc. is exploring Canada's largest holding of contiguous
oil sands permits and licences, located in Saskatchewan and Alberta, and
developing Saskatchewan's first global-scale oil sands discovery. It is
leading the establishment of the province of Saskatchewan's emerging oil sands
industry.

    Forward-looking information:

    Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains certain
"forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities law
including statements regarding the Company's expected use of proceeds of the
Offering and the expected date of closing of the Offering. Forward-looking
information is frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect",
"project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "conceptual", "may",
"will", "would", "potential", "proposed" and other similar words, or
statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. These
statements are only predictions. Forward-looking information is based on the
opinions and estimates of management at the date the information is provided,
and is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that
could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected
in the forward-looking information. These factors include risks relating to
the ability of the Company to complete the proposed equity financing as
contemplated. For a description of the risks and uncertainties facing the
Company and its business and affairs, readers should refer to the Company's
Annual Report on Form 10K for the year ended April 30, 2008, as amended. The
Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if
circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change, unless
required by law. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements.




For further information:

For further information: Paul K. O'Donoghue, MBA, Vice President,
Investor Relations and Corporate Planning, Email: ir@oilsandsquest.com,
Investor Line: 1-877-718-8941

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