Arrow announces non-brokered private placement

    EDMONTON, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - Arrow Energy Ltd. (TSX Venture: AOF) ("Arrow")
is pleased to announce that it is seeking approval from the TSX Venture
Exchange to complete a non-brokered private placement (the "Private
Placement") of up to 7,600,000 common shares ("Common Shares") of Arrow at a
price of $0.025 per Common Share for gross proceeds of up to $190,000.
    Arrow intends to use the proceeds from the Private Placement as well as
joint venture funding to pay for the drilling of a well on its Pembina
Property. The operation will be the participation for 30% of a horizontal well
to test the Cardium formation which well may be completed with up to 9
multistage fracture stimulations. A similar completion program has been
successful in wells drilled in the Cardium formation on lands on trend to
Arrow's Pembina lands. Arrow will initially have a 16.6% working interest in
the well and ultimately up to a 25% working interest in the pool development
on the Pembina lands. The number of wells and timing of developments will
depend on the success of the first well, the price of oil and the
participation of partners.

    Arrow is a Calgary-based junior resource company engaged in the
exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil primarily in

    This press release contains forward-looking statements which include, but
are not limited to: operations plans and outlook, expectations, opinions,
forecasts, projections, guidance or other statements that are not statements
of fact. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such
forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot give any assurance that
such expectations will prove to be correct. Results of the Company may be
affected by a variety of variables and risks associated with oil and gas
exploration, production and transportation, such as loss of market, volatility
of oil and gas prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserve
estimates, environmental risks, competition from other producers, ability to
access sufficient debt and equity capital from internal and external sources,
ability to replace and expand oil and gas reserves, ability to generate
sufficient cash flow from operations to meet its current and future
obligations, and risks associated with existing and potential future lawsuits
and regulatory actions made against the Company; as a consequence, actual
results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the
forward-looking statements.
    The Company's forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their
entirety by this cautionary statement and are made as of the date of this news
release. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company
does not intend nor does it undertake any obligation to update or review any
forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent information, event, results
or circumstances or otherwise.


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For further information:

For further information: Robyn Lore, President, Telephone: (403)
237-9996, Facsimile: (403) 264-0416

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