Canadian Overseas Petroleum Grants Share Options

CALGARY, Dec. 13 /CNW/ - Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited ("COPL" or the "Company") (TSX-V: XOP), has granted 7,600,000 options, under its stock option plan, to purchase common shares at an exercise price of $0.59 per share.  The options are for a 5 year term, and have been awarded to directors, senior management and employees.

About the Company

COPL is an oil and gas exploration company focused in the UK North Sea.  It operates in the United Kingdom through its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Overseas Petroleum (UK) Limited, a company registered under the laws of England and Wales. COPL's Common Shares are listed under the symbol "XOP", and the Subscription Receipts under the symbol "XOP.R", both of which trade on the TSX Venture Exchange.

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 Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited

For further information: For further information:

Mr. Arthur Millholland, President and CEO
Phone: 403.262.5441
Rob Elgie, Manager of Investor Relations
Phone: 403.262.5441

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