QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - July 15, 2016) - Pétrolia Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PEA) ("Pétrolia" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that it has closed a private placement. The Corporation has issued an aggregate of 4,629,686 "flow-through" shares at a price of $0.27 per share for gross proceeds of $1,250,015.22.

The proceeds of this private placement will be used by the Corporation to incur Canadian exploration expenses on the Corporation's Bourque property located in the Province of Quebec and such exploration expenses will be fully incurred on or before December 31, 2017 in accordance with the Corporation's undertakings to the subscribers of this private placement.

As consideration for their services, Marquest Capital Markets and Secutor Capital Management Corp. received finder's fees 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 November 15, 2016.

As a result of this issuance of securities, the Corporation has 97,049,881 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 97,049,881 shares issued and outstanding.

Forward-looking statements

Certain statements made herein may constitute forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or the future economic performance of Pétrolia and carry known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may appreciably affect their results, economic performance or accomplishments when considered in light of the content or implications or statements made by Pétrolia. Actual events or results could be significantly different. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Pétrolia does not intend and undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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:

For further information:
Alexandre Gagnon
President and Chief Executive Officer

For interviews:
Jean-Francois Belleau
Director of Public and Government Affairs