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Bonavista Energy Corporation Confirms Dividend for October 17, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bonavista Energy Corporation Confirms Dividend for October 17, 201116:01 EDT Thursday, September 15, 2011CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2011) - Bonavista Energy Corporation (TSX:BNP) ("Bonavista") confirms that its monthly cash dividend generated from September production will be $0.12 per common share, payable on October 17, 2011. Our objective is to set a prudent dividend policy that provides an attractive cash return to our shareholders, while reinvesting the remainder of our funds from operations to increase our production and equity value. This in turn, will strengthen our asset base, which will allow for consistent or modestly increasing dividend levels in the future. Our dividend policy is reviewed monthly and is based on a number of factors including current and future commodity prices, foreign exchange rates, our commodity hedging program, current operations and future investment opportunities. We continually monitor the impact of all these factors and adjust our dividend and capital programs as conditions dictate. Bonavista has declared this dividend to be paid on October 17, 2011 to common shareholders of record on September 30, 2011, with an ex-dividend date of September 28, 2011.Forward Looking StatementsCorporate information provided herein contains forward-looking information. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information, particularly those pertaining to cash dividends, production volumes, commodity prices, operating costs and drilling results, which are considered reasonable by Bonavista at the time of preparation, may be proven to be incorrect. Actual results achieved during the forecast period will vary from the information provided herein and the variations may be material. There is no representation by Bonavista that actual results achieved during the forecast period will be the same in whole or in part as those forecasts.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Chairman & CEOKeith A. MacPhail(403) 213-4300ORPresident & COOJason E. Skehar(403) 213-4300ORSenior Vice President & CFOGlenn A. Hamilton(403) 213-4300OR1500, 525 - 8th Avenue SWBonavista Energy CorporationCalgary, AB T2P 1G1www.bonavistaenergy.com