QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 9, 2013) - Pétrolia (TSX VENTURE:PEA) In accordance with its compensation policy, and its stock option plan, to witch is to grant stock options each years to its employees and directors, Pétrolia's Board of Directors granted on December 6, 2013, 650,000 stock options to its employees and directors. The price has been set at $0.67 per share, and the expiry date for these options is December 5, 2018. In accordance with its vesting policy, the employees options may only be exercised in stages over a three-year period between December 6, 2013 and December 6, 2016.

About Pétrolia

Pétrolia is a junior oil and gas exploration company which owns interests in oil and gas licenses covering 16,000 km² (4 million acres), which represents about 22% of the Québec territory under lease. The leases, the majority of which are located on the Gaspé Peninsula and Anticosti Island, are considered to be very promising and represent almost 71% of the territory under lease for which there is land-based oil potential in Québec. Pétrolia has 70 652 372 shares issued and outstanding.

Forward-looking statements

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Contact Information:

Alexandre Gagnon
Executive Vice-President
(418) 657-1966

Myron Tetreault
(418) 657-1966