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Bonavista Energy Corporation Announces Increase to Exchangeable Share Ratio

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Bonavista Energy Corporation Announces Increase to Exchangeable Share Ratio16:01 EDT Wednesday, August 01, 2012CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 1, 2012) - Bonavista Energy Corporation ("Bonavista") (TSX:BNP) is pleased to announce the increase to the Exchange Ratio of its exchangeable shares from 1.09435 to 1.10158. This increase will be effective on August 15, 2012 (the "Effective Date").The following are the details of the calculation of the Exchange Ratio:Record Date of Bonavista Dividend Opening Exchange Ratio Bonavista Dividend per common shareFive day Weighted Average Trading Price of Bonavista common shares (Prior to the end of the Month) Increase in Exchange Ratio (1) Effective Date of the increase in Exchange Ratio Exchange Ratio as of the Effective DateJuly 31, 20121.09435$0.12 $18.160.00723August 15, 2012 1.10158(1)The increase in the Exchange Ratio is calculated by multiplying the Bonavista dividend per common share by the Exchange Ratio immediately prior to the Record Date and dividing by the five day weighted average trading price of Bonavista's common shares. A holder of Bonavista exchangeable shares can exchange all or a portion of their holdings into Bonavista common shares, at any time, by giving notice to their investment advisor or Valiant Trust Company at its principal transfer office in Suite 310, 606 - 4th Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1T1.Please visit our website at for detailed corporate information.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Senior Vice President & CFOGlenn A. HamiltonOR1500, 525 - 8th Avenue SWBonavista Energy CorporationCalgary, AB T2P 1G1(403)