LONDON and CALGARY, AB, March 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ - On March 8, 2024 Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited ("COPL" or the "Company") (CSE: XOP) & (LSE: COPL) and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "COPL Group ") sought and obtained an initial order (the "Initial Order") from the Alberta Court of King's Bench (the "Court") pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

On March 19, 2024, the Court granted an order (the "SISP Order") approving a sales and investment solicitation process (the "SISP") to solicit bids to purchase the business and/or assets of the COPL Group, as well as an order amending and restating the Initial Order (the "ARIO") to, among other things, extend the stay of proceedings contemplated therein to May 20, 2024.

Copies of the Initial Order, the SISP Order, the SISP, the ARIO and all related materials are available on the Monitor's website at www.ksvadvisory.com/experience/case/canadian-overseas-petroleum.

The Company intends to seek recognition of the ARIO and the SISP Approval Order in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the district of Delaware.

Additional Information

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and Potter Anderson LLP are serving as restructuring counsel to the Company in Canada and the U.S., respectively. As previously announced, Peter Kravitz of Province Fiduciary Services is serving as COPL's Chief Restructuring Officer.

About the Company

COPL is an international oil and gas exploration, development and production company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.

Caution regarding forward looking statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements. The use of any of the words "initial, "scheduled", "can", "will", "prior to", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "should", "forecast", "future", "continue", "may", "expect", and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company, including, but not limited to, the ability to raise the necessary funding for operations, delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements since the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties most of which are beyond the control of Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Canadian Overseas Petroleum undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

This announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of the Company. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by the Company (apart from the responsibilities or liabilities that may be imposed by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, or the regulatory regime established thereunder) or by any of its affiliates or agents as to, or in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of this announcement or any other written or oral information made available to or publicly available to any interested party or its advisers, and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.

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SOURCE Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited

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