BAAR, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwired - Dec. 30, 2014) - MNP Petroleum Corp. ("MNP") (TSX VENTURE:MNP)(OTCQB:MNAP) announces that pursuant to the terms of the of the binding private placement agreement dated November 30, 2014 Stichting VB Vagobel ("Vagobel") has requested to extend the Closing date to February 19, 2015. Vagobel has informed MNP because of the slow business practice during the holiday season, Vagobel requires further time to finalize its financing facility.

About MNP

MNP is an international oil and gas company with primary focus on exploration and development in Central Asia and Mongolia. Through its 1.2% equity interest in Petromanas Energy Inc., a Canadian public company, MNP participates in exploration projects in Albania, France and Australia. In Tajikistan MNP owns 90% working interest in a Production Sharing Agreement covering the license areas Zapadnyi and Severo-Zapadnyi in the Soughd region through its wholly-owned subsidiary DWM Petroleum AG, and it has agreed to purchase a working interest eight producing oilfields. In Mongolia, MNP owns 74% working interest in two Production Sharing Contracts covering Blocks XIII and XIV through its wholly-owned subsidiary DWM Petroleum AG.

About Vagobel

Stichting VB Vagobel is a company exploring international opportunities. It was founded in 1992 in The Netherlands as a financial holding company for real estate and other assets.

Vagobel is currently investing in companies in the upstream oil industry and is currently involved in opportunities in the Middle East and Africa. Through MNP Petroleum Vagobel intends to enhance its visibility in Central Asia. Through its sister company registered in Singapore, Vagobel holds equity in a maritime shipping consortium and intends to explore opportunities in the maritime bunkering industry. In the near future, Vagobel also intends to investigate opportunities in the alternative and bio energy industries.

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Contact Information:

MNP Petroleum Corp.
Peter-Mark Vogel
Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary
+41 44 718 10 30
+41 44 718 10 39 (FAX)

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Robert Giordano
Investor Relations - USA
+1 917 327 3938

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Dr. Georg Hochwimmer
Europe Investor Relations
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