PentaNova Energy Corp. Closes Acquisition of Patagonia Oil Corp.

VANCOUVER, Aug. 9, 2017 /CNW/ - PentaNova Energy Corp. (the "Company") (TSXV: PNO), is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced acquisition (the "Acquisition") of Patagonia Oil Corp. by way of Plan of Arrangement, including the acquisitions of the various oil and gas interests in Argentina by Patagonia, as described in the Company's news releases of July 24 and July 28.  Pursuant to the Acquisition, the Company issued an aggregate of 35,625,000 units at $0.80 per unit to the underlying vendors of the oil and gas assets, which units consist of one common share and one warrant, exercisable until July 31, 2022 at $1.05 per share.  The Company also issued 2,283,750 shares in payment of various finder's fees in relation to the Acquisition and the Patagonia assets, which shares are subject to a hold period expiring on December 9, 2017.

In connection with the closing, the $16.5 million which was placed into escrow on closing of the Company's private placement of 20,625,000 subscription receipts at $0.80 per subscription receipt has been released to the Company and the subscription receipts have automatically converted into units of the Company consisting of one common share and one warrant, exercisable until July 31, 2022 at $1.05 per share. 

The Company has also granted 22,187,500 stock options to various directors, officers, employees and consultants to the Company, exercisable at $0.80 per share for a period of ten years.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Information

Except for the statements of historical fact, this news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation that is based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release.  The information in this news release about the completion of the transaction described herein, and other forward-looking information includes but is not limited to information concerning the intentions, plans and future actions of the parties to the transactions described herein and the terms of such transaction.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, risks related to the Company's or Patagonia's inability to satisfy a condition precedent to the completion of the transaction (including obtaining necessary regulatory approvals), other risks related to completion of the transactions and risks related to the inability of either of the Company or Patagonia to perform their respective obligations under the transactions.

The forward-looking information in this news release reflects the current expectations, assumptions and/or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company. In connection with the forward-looking information contained in this news release, the Company has made assumptions about the Company's ability to complete the transactions and Patagonia's ability to complete the acquisition of the Assets. The Company has also assumed that no significant events will occur outside of the Company's normal course of business. Although the Company believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking information are reasonable, forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such information due to the inherent uncertainty therein.

Any forward-looking information speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise.

SOURCE PentaNova Energy Corp.

For further information: PentaNova Energy Corp., Serafino Iacono, Executive Chairman & Director; PentaNova Energy Corp., Gregg Vernon, President, Tel: (604) 609-6110, E-mail:

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