QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - March 16, 2015) - Pétrolia (TSX VENTURE:PEA) (the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that it has closed the private placement initially announced on February 26, 2015. The Corporation has issued an aggregate of 2,728,500 "flow-through" shares at a price of $0.80 per share for gross proceeds of $2,182,800. At the time of the announcement of this private placement on February 26, 2015, the volume weighted average price of the Corporation's common shares was $0.5705 per share for the 20 consecutive preceding trading days. The proceeds of this private placement will be used by the Corporation to incur Canadian exploration expenses on the Corporation's properties located in the Province of Quebec. The Corporation may complete a second tranche of this private placement by March 20, 2015, bringing the total issuance for both tranches to a maximum of 3,437,500 "flow-through" shares at a price of $0.80 per share for total maximum gross proceeds of $2,750,000.

As consideration for their services, Marquest Capital Markets and Secutor Capital Management Corp. received a finder's fee equal to 6% of the gross proceeds of the offering.

All securities issued pursuant to this private placement are subject to a hold period ending on July 17, 2015.

As a result of this issuance of securities, the Corporation has 80,345,195 common shares issued and outstanding.

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 almost 23% of the Québec territory under lease. The closing of a partnership on Anticosti Island has led to the creation of Anticosti Hydrocarbons L.P., a limited partnership in which Pétrolia holds a 21.7% interest. In order to carry out the project's operations, Pétrolia Anticosti Inc., a subsidiary of Pétrolia, was designated project operator. Pétrolia is a Quebec company whose objective is to develop oil from here, by the people here, for here. Pétrolia has 80,345,195 shares issued and outstanding.

Forward-looking statements

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

Contact Information:

Alexandre Gagnon
President and Chief Executive Officer