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Bankers Petroleum announces receipt of claim

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bankers Petroleum announces receipt of claim

08:00 EDT Monday, September 16, 2013

CALGARY, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Bankers Petroleum Ltd. (the "Company") announces that a claim has been filed in the Commercial Court of England and Wales against the Company's subsidiary Bankers Petroleum Albania Ltd. ("BPAL") by BP Oil International Ltd. ("BPO") in connection with a dispute between BPAL and BPO over the termination by BPAL of a crude oil sales contract between BPAL and BPO (the "Contract").

BPO has alleged that BPAL wrongfully terminated the Contract and is seeking damages of approximately US$ 54 million.

The Company and BPAL believe that BPAL was fully within its legal rights to terminate the Contract, that BPO's claim is without merit and that, in any event, BPO's estimate of damages is exaggerated.  The Company intends that BPAL will vigorously defend the claim.

About Bankers Petroleum Ltd.

Bankers Petroleum Ltd. is a Canadian-based oil and gas exploration and production company focused on developing large oil and gas reserves.  In Albania, Bankers operates and has the full rights to develop the Patos-Marinza heavy oilfield, has a 100% interest in the Kuçova oilfield, and a 100% interest in Exploration Block "F".  Bankers' shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the AIM Market in London, England under the stock symbol BNK.

SOURCE Bankers Petroleum Ltd.

For further information: <p> David French  President and Chief Executive Officer (403) 513-6930<br/> Doug Urch  Executive VP, Finance and Chief Financial Officer   (403) 513-2691<br/> Mark Hodgson  VP, Business Development     (403) 513-2695<br/> <br/> Email: <a href=""></a><br/> Website: <a href=""></a><br/> <br/> <b><i>AIM NOMAD:</i></b><br/> Canaccord Genuity Limited<br/> Henry Fitzgerald-O'Connor<br/> +44 0 207 523 8000 </p> <p> <b><i>AIM BROKER:</i></b><br/> FirstEnergy Capital LLP<br/> Hugh Sanderson / David van Erp<br/> +44 0 207 448 0200 </p>

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