Valparaiso Energy Inc. - Private Placement

/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES OR THROUGH UNITED STATES WIRE SERVICES/

CALGARY, March 15 /CNW/ - Valparaiso Energy Inc. (the "Corporation") (NEX: VPO.H) is pleased to announce its intention to proceed with a non-brokered private placement (the "Offering") of up to 5,000,000 units of the Corporation ("Units") at a price of $0.06 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to Cdn $300,000. Each Unit is to be comprised of one common share of the Corporation (a "Share") and one-half common share purchase warrant of the Corporation (a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will be exercisable into an additional Share for a period of 12 months from the closing date of the Offering at an exercise price of $0.10 per Share. Directors, officers and other insiders of the Corporation may participate in the Offering for approximately 16.5% of the Offering, being approximately 825,000 Units and Cdn $49,500 of the total proceeds of the Offering.

The proceeds from the Offering will be used to fund certain outstanding operating liabilities, year end audit requirement costs and current operations for the next six months, including the cost of workovers to place two (2) gas wells back on production. In addition, certain funds will be used to complete a well in the Joffre area of Alberta to test a potential oil reservoir indicated on electric logs where the Company has an approximate 30% working interest.

It is anticipated that the Corporation will close the Offering in one or more closings with the initial closing to occur by March 26, 2010, subject to the satisfaction of standard conditions including the receipt of all necessary regulatory and TSX Venture Exchange approvals. The securities issued pursuant to the Offering will be subject to a four-month hold period.

The securities will not be registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and may not be offered or sold within the United States without registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and any applicable state securities laws.

The Corporation currently has 10,849,532 Shares outstanding and trades on the NEX board and the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol VPO.H.

THIS PRESS RELEASE, REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE CANADIAN LAWS, IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES.

Forward-looking Information

Forward-looking information in this press release includes, but is not limited to statements concerning the anticipated Offering and the completion thereof, insider participation in the Offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds from the Offering.

Although the Corporation believes that the expectations reflected in this forward-looking information is reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on it because the Corporation can give no assurance that it will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking information addresses future events and conditions, by its very nature involves inherent risks and uncertainties. The Corporation has provided this forward-looking information in reliance on certain assumptions that it believes are reasonable at this time, including assumptions as to the Offering being completed, the participation of insiders of the Corporation in the Offering and the use of the net proceeds from the Offering and that the capital provided by the net proceeds will be sufficient to cover the costs associated with the Corporation's intend use of the net proceeds as set out above. This forward-looking information is based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to: (i) the risk that the closing of the Offering could be delayed if the Corporation is not able to obtain the necessary regulatory, stock exchange and any applicable shareholder approvals on the timelines it has planned. The Offering will not be completed at all if these approvals are not obtained or any other conditions to the closings are not satisfied; (ii) the intended use of the net proceeds of the Offering by the Corporation might change if the board of directors of the Corporation determines that it would be in the best interests of the Corporation to deploy the proceeds for some other purpose; (iii) insiders of the Corporation may choose not to participate in the Offering; (iv) there may not be sufficient demand for the Units and the Offering may not be completed; and (v) the capital provided by the net proceeds of the Offering may not be sufficient to cover the costs of the Corporation's plans for the net proceeds as set out above. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Additional information on these and other factors that could affect the Corporation's operations and/or financial results are included in the Corporation's reports on file with Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which it is placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

The forward-looking information contained in this press release is made as of the date hereof and the Corporation undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

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.

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SOURCE Valparaiso Energy Inc.

For further information: For further information: William J. Wylie, President and Chief Executive Officer, T: (403) 266-5515 (Ext. 4), E: Bill@raptap.com

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