TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 12, 2011) - 3P International Energy Corp. (the "Corporation" or "3P") (TSX VENTURE:DOH) today announced the resignation of Dr. David Kahn as the President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of the Corporation. In conjunction with these resignations, the consulting agreement between the Corporation and D.K. True Energy Developments Ltd., a company controlled by Dr. Kahn, has been terminated.

Mr Ron MacMicken has been appointed 3P's new interim President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a director of the Corporation. Mr. MacMicken is currently a director of ColCan Energy Corp., an oil and gas exploration company operating in Colombia, and is also a director of Tolima Gold, a junior Colombian gold exploration company. Previously, Mr. MacMicken held senior positions with Canadian investment dealers, providing mergers and acquisitions and financing advice to domestic and international oil and gas companies. Over the past three years, Mr. MacMicken has been an advisor or financier involved in transactions in the oil and gas sector with an aggregate value of over $CDN 3 billion.

About 3P International Energy Corp.

3P International Energy is a Canadian-based emerging oil and gas company focused on developing and enhancing proven oil and gas reserves in Eastern Europe. In the Ukraine, 3P is a joint venture partner on a significant CBM property (512 km2) as well as announced acquisition of a conventional gas portfolio in the Eastern Ukraine. The Company's strategy is to use proven technology, capital and expertise to significantly increase production and reserves. 3P shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the stock symbol DOH.

On behalf of the board of Directors

Gregory M. Cameron, Chairman

Forward-Looking Information

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Kirk Gamley
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