LION ENERGY CORP Puntland Operations Update

TSX.V - LEO

VANCOUVER, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - Lion Energy Corp. (the "Company" or "Lion Energy") (TSX.V - LEO) is pleased to announce that it entered into amending agreements with the Government of Puntland, represented by the Puntland Petroleum and Mineral Agency, in respect of the production sharing agreements ("PSAs") for the Dharoor Valley Exploration Area and the Nugaal Valley Exploration Area, together with its joint venture partners - Africa Oil Corp. and Range Resource Ltd.  Under the PSAs, as amended, the First Exploration Agreement has been extended for a further 12 months, from January 17, 2011 to January 17, 2012.  The Company appreciates the negotiation efforts of the Operator, Africa Oil Corp., and the government in granting this extension.

Under the amended PSAs the JV partners are obligated to spud a minimum of one exploratory well in the Dharoor Valley Exploration Area by July 27, 2011.  A second exploratory well is required to be spudded in the Nugaal Valley Exploration Area or, at the option of Africa Oil, in the Dharoor Valley Exploration Area, by September 27, 2011.

The Company looks forward to the upcoming wells in the rift basins of Puntland which could hold similar potential to the geologically related basins in Yemen that contain more than 6 billion barrels of discovered reserves.  Negotiations with a potential drilling contractor to meet these obligations are at an advanced stage.

About the Company: Lion Energy Corp. is a well-financed, Canadian exploration company with a vision to develop a significant presence in the developing oil and gas industry. The Company holds oil and gas interests in four petroleum blocks located in the Republic of Kenya and in Puntland, Somalia. The Company further holds interests in both Encanto Potash Corp., a junior potash exploration company and Sulphur Solutions Inc., an emerging fertilizer company developing state-of-the-art patented technology for the production of micronized sulphur fertilizer.

On behalf of the Board,

LION ENERGY CORP.
John R. Nelson
President and Chief Executive Officer

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This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements".  All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address exploration drilling, exploration activities and events or developments that the Company expects to occur, are forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements regarding the Company's intentions or plans, whether of a corporate or exploratory nature. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploration and exploration successes, and continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, political, market or business conditions. These statements are based on a number of assumptions, including, among others, assumptions regarding general business and economic conditions, the timing and receipt of regulatory and governmental approvals for the transactions described herein, the ability of the Company and other parties to satisfy stock exchange and other regulatory requirements in a timely manner, the availability of financing for the Company's proposed transactions and programs on reasonable terms, and the ability of third-party service providers to deliver services in a timely manner.   Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected on the forward-looking statements.  The Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law or regulatory policies.

SOURCE Lion Energy Corp.

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