CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 1, 2015) - Pan Orient Energy Corp. ("Pan Orient") (TSX VENTURE:POE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard M. Alexander as a director and a member of Pan Orient's audit committee.

Mr. Alexander has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He is presently the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Parallel Energy Trust and previously held senior positions with AltaGas Ltd., Niko Resources Ltd. and Husky Energy Inc. Mr. Alexander also is and has been a director of a number of public and private companies, currently including Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited and Global Water Resources Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Ryerson University and is a Certified Management Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.

In connection with Mr. Alexander's appointment, Pan Orient granted options to him to purchase an aggregate of 250,000 common shares under its stock option plan. Each option has an exercise price of $1.29 (the August 31, 2015 closing price of the shares on the TSX Venture Exchange), vests as to one-third on the grant date and one-third on each of the first and second anniversaries of the grant date and expires on August 31, 2020.

Pan Orient is a Calgary, Alberta based oil and gas exploration and production company with operations currently located onshore Thailand, Indonesia and in Western Canada.

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Contact Information:

Pan Orient Energy Corp.
Jeff Chisholm
President and CEO (located in Bangkok, Thailand)

Pan Orient Energy Corp.
Bill Ostlund
Vice President Finance and CFO
Telephone: (403) 294-1770