Anatolia Energy announces closing of $6.9 million short form prospectus offering


CALGARY, July 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Anatolia Energy Corp. (the "Company" or "Anatolia") (TSX-V: AEE) is pleased to announce that today it closed an aggregate of $6.9 million pursuant to its short form prospectus offering (the "Offering") of units (the "Units") at a price of $0.10 per Unit. Pursuant to the Offering, the Company issued 69,000,000 Units, including 9,000,000 Units pursuant to the full exercise of the agents' option. Each Unit is comprised of one common share (the "Common Shares") and one Common Share purchase warrant (the "Warrants"). Each Warrant has a term of 36 months from the closing (the "Closing") of the Offering and is exercisable at $0.15 per Common Share.

If at any time after the Closing of the Offering, the volume weighted average trading price of the Common Shares of the Company is greater than $0.45 per share for 30 consecutive trading days, the Company may give written notice to warrant holders that the Warrants will expire 30 calendar days after the date of such notice.

The Offering was conducted on a best-efforts agency basis, with Mackie Research Capital Corporation acting as lead agent and including Toll Cross Securities Inc., Cormark Securities Inc. and Haywood Securities Inc. (collectively, the "Agents").

In consideration for their services, the Agents received a cash commission of 7% of the gross proceeds from the Offering and compensation options to acquire 5% of the total number of Units sold in connection with the Offering, exercisable into Units up to 18 months from Closing at $0.10 per Unit.

Upon completion of the Offering, the Company has 131,058,930 Common Shares issued and outstanding.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to advance its shale development and exploration activities on its Turkish licences, and for general corporate and working capital purposes.

This press release shall not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The securities referred to in this press release have not been, nor will be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration.

About Anatolia Energy Corp.

Anatolia is an international oil and gas company engaged in the exploration and development of oil and gas assets in Turkey. Anatolia has the right, pursuant to its joint venture agreements with Çalık Enerji San. ve Tic. AŞ., the wholly-owned oil and gas subsidiary of the large Turkish conglomerate Çalık Holding A.Ş., to earn working interests between 25% and 50% in two development licences and working interests of 50% in nine exploration licences covering 1,162,856 gross acres of land in Turkey's proven Southeastern oil basin. Anatolia is focused on four play types in Turkey namely the Silurian Dadas shale oil trend, Paleozoic Bedinan sand trend, Cretaceous Mardin strike slip trend and Garzan reef trend.  The Dadas formation in southeast Turkey is an extension of the prolific Silurian source rocks of the Middle East.

Cautionary Statements

Certain information included in this press release constitutes forward-looking information under applicable securities legislation.  Such forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes, such as making investment decisions. Forward-looking information typically contains statements with words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "intend", "estimate", "propose", "project" or similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Forward-looking information in this press release may include, but is not limited to, information with respect to: ultimate economic viability of the Dadas Shale, operational decisions and the timing thereof, and timing for drilling and exploration plans on the properties of Anatolia.  Forward-looking information is based on a number of factors and assumptions which have been used to develop such information but which may prove to be incorrect.  Although Anatolia believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information is reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information because Anatolia can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all factors and assumptions which have been used.  Anatolia undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change, unless required by law. For further information on the Company and the risks associated with its business, please see the Company's AIF dated June 4, 2012, which is available on SEDAR.  The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information.

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 Anatolia Energy Corp.

For further information:

Peter Argiris, VP Business Development
Anatolia Energy Corp.
403.802.0770 ext. 225

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