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Manitok Energy Inc. (the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:MEI) announces that its board of directors approved the granting of incentive stock options ("Options") under its stock option plan to certain of its directors and officers to acquire up to an aggregate of 738,000 common shares ("Common Shares") of the Corporation and the granting of Options to certain of its employees and consultants to acquire up to an aggregate of 434,000 Common Shares.

All of the Options are exercisable for a period of five years at a price of $1.23 per Common Share and 33â…“% of the Options will vest on the date that is one year after the date of the grant of such Options and the remainder will vest 33â…“% per year thereafter.

Contact Information: Manitok Energy Inc.
Massimo M. Geremia
President and Chief Executive Officer
403-984-1751
mass@manitok.com
www.manitokenergy.com