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Petrominerales Confirms First Quarter Dividend

Friday, March 15, 2013

Petrominerales Confirms First Quarter Dividend17:15 EDT Friday, March 15, 2013CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2013) - Petrominerales (TSX:PMG) (BVC:PMGC) is pleased to announce that our cash dividend for the first quarter of 2013 will be paid on April 15, 2013 to Petrominerales shareholders of record on March 31, 2013. The first quarter 2013 dividend payment will be CDN$0.125 per Petrominerales share. The ex-dividend date is March 26, 2013.Shareholders of record entitled to receive a dividend payment for Petrominerales shares acquired through the Bolsa de Valores de Colombia ("BVC") will receive the Colombian peso equivalent of their dividend entitlement, calculated based on the US dollar to Colombian peso exchange rate on the day of the conversion, which will be published on the Sistema Integral de Información del Mercado de Valores (SIMEV) website, when available. Shareholders who acquired their shares through the BVC may experience a slight delay in the receipt of their dividend entitlement as a result of local currency exchange procedures.For more information regarding Petrominerales' dividend, please refer to our website at http://www.petrominerales.com/investor-information/dividends.Petrominerales Ltd. is an international oil and gas company operating in Latin America since 2002. Our high-quality land base and multi-year inventory of exploration and development opportunities in Colombia, Perú and Brazil provide long-term growth potential for years to come.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Petrominerales Ltd.Corey C. RuttanPresident and Chief Executive Officer403.705.8850 or 011.571.629.2701Petrominerales Ltd.John KochChief Operating Officer403.705.8850 or 011.571.629.2701Petrominerales Ltd.Kelly D. SledzChief Financial Officer403.705.8850 or 011.571.629.2701ir@petrominerales.comwww.petrominerales.com