Pinecrest Energy Inc. announces asset acquisitions

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TSX Venture Exchange: PRY

CALGARY, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - Pinecrest Energy Inc. ("Pinecrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has significantly added to its land holdings by purchasing certain properties in its Red Earth core area. As a result of these additions, Pinecrest now has an inventory of over 92 net wells targeting the emerging Slave Point formation tight oil play.

The acquisition of the lands is consistent with the Company's strategy of focusing capital on top tier light oil resource style plays in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, using its considerable in-house technical experience to aggressively exploit the significant upside with latest multi-stage fracturing technology.

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SOURCE Virginia Hills Oil Corp.

For further information: For further information: Pinecrest Energy Inc., Suite 500, 255 - 5th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3G6; Wade Becker, President and CEO, wbecker@pinecrestenergy.com; or Dan Toews, V.P. Finance & CFO, dtoews@pinecrestenergy.com, Tel: (403) 817-2550 or, Fax: (403) 817-2599

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