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Petrominerales Initiates Quarterly Dividend

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Petrominerales Initiates Quarterly Dividend13:24 EDT Thursday, June 10, 2010BOGOTA, COLOMBIA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2010) - Petrominerales Ltd. ("Petrominerales" or the "Company") (TSX:PMG), a 66% owned subsidiary of Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. (TSX:PBG), is pleased to announce the initiation of a quarterly dividend payment. Based upon the underlying strength of Petrominerales' flexible balance sheet and diversified asset base, Petrominerales has adopted a dividend policy targeting payments of $0.125 per share per quarter. This dividend policy will allow Petrominerales' shareholders to benefit from our industry leading high netback production on a quarterly basis. Our first cash dividend for the second quarter of 2010 will be paid on July 15, 2010 to all Petrominerales shareholders of record on June 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is June 28, 2010.Petrominerales Ltd. is a Latin America-based exploration and production company producing oil in Colombia with 15 exploration blocks covering a total of 1.9 million acres in the Llanos and Putumayo Basins and five exploration blocks in Peru covering a total of 9.4 million gross (5.2 million net) acres in the Ucayali and Titicaca Basins. Petrominerales is 66% owned by Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. (TSX:PBG).Forward-Looking Statements. Certain information provided in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements. The words "anticipate", "expect", "project", "estimate", "forecast" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Specifically, this press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the adoption of a dividend policy and the declarations of dividends. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. Actual results achieved during the forecast period will vary from the information provided herein as a result of numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors. You can find a discussion of those risks and uncertainties in our Canadian securities filings. Such factors include, but are not limited to: general economic, market and business conditions; fluctuations in oil prices; the results of exploration and development drilling, recompletions and related activities; timing and rig availability, outcome of exploration contract negotiations; fluctuation in foreign currency exchange rates; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; changes in environmental and other regulations; risks associated with oil and gas operations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. There is no representation by Petrominerales that actual results achieved during the forecast period will be the same in whole or in part as those forecast. Except as may be required by applicable securities laws, Petrominerales assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein or otherwise, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Petrominerales Ltd. John D. Wright Strategic Adviser and Chairman of the Board 403.750.4400 or 011.571.629.2701 or Petrominerales Ltd. Corey C. Ruttan President and Chief Executive Officer 403.750.4400 or 011.571.629.2701 or Petrominerales Ltd. Jack F. Scott Chief Operating Officer 403.750.4400 or 011.571.629.2701 or Petrominerales Ltd. Kelly D. Sledz Chief Financial Officer 403.750.4400 or 011.571.629.2701