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Petrominerales Receives Notice to Convert 2007 Convertible Bonds Into Three Million Shares

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Petrominerales Receives Notice to Convert 2007 Convertible Bonds Into Three Million Shares14:17 EST Tuesday, November 23, 2010BOGOTA, COLOMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2010) - Petrominerales Ltd. ("Petrominerales" or the "Company") (TSX:PMG), a 65% owned subsidiary of Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. (TSX:PBG), is pleased to announce that we have received notice from Nordea Bank Norge ASA, the bank representing the Loan Trustee, that the remaining US$81.7 million principal amount of our convertible bonds issued in December 2007 are to be converted into 2,987,367 common shares of Petrominerales on their maturity date, December 6, 2010, at the contractual conversion rate of US$27.3485 per share.After the conversion of the 2007 bonds, Petrominerales will have 102,981,192 common shares outstanding and will also have US$550 million of convertible bonds outstanding that are convertible into common shares at US$34.7464, maturing on August 25, 2016.Petrominerales a Latin America-based exploration and production company producing oil in Colombia with 17 exploration blocks covering a total of 2.1 million acres in the Llanos and Putumayo Basins and five exploration blocks in Peru covering a total of 9.4 million gross (5.4 million net) acres in the Ucayali and Titicaca Basins. Petrominerales is 65% owned by Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: John D. WrightPetrominerales Ltd.Strategic Adviser and Chairman of the Board403.750.4400 or 011.571.629.2701ORCorey C. RuttanPetrominerales Ltd.President and Chief Executive Officer403.750.4400 or 011.571.629.2701ORJack F. ScottPetrominerales Ltd.Chief Operating Officer403.750.4400 or 011.571.629.2701ORKelly D. SledzPetrominerales Ltd.Chief Financial Officer403.750.4400 or