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Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas Ltd.

25 August 2022

25 August 2022

ECO (ATLANTIC) OIL & GAS LTD.

("Eco," "Eco Atlantic," "Company," or together with its subsidiaries, the "Group")

Unaudited Results for the three months ended 30 June 2022

Notification of Investor Presentations

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. (AIM: ECO, TSX -- V: EOG) , the oil and gas exploration company focused on the offshore Atlantic Margins, is pleased to announce its results for the three months ended 30 June 2022. In addition, the Company is notifying the market of an investor event to be held on 19 September 2022, details of which can be seen below. Today's announcement follows the recently published Full Year Results and Operational Update announced on 1 August 2022.

Q1 Highlights:

Financials (as at 30 June 2022)

   --    The Company had cash and cash equivalents of US$38,753,695, and no debt. 

-- The Company had total assets of US$79.8 million, total liabilities of US$5.9 million and total equity of US$73.9 million.

Corporate:

-- Two successful equity fundraises raising combined gross proceeds of US$37.8 million to fund its ongoing workstreams, including the upcoming drilling of the Gazania-1 well on Block 2B, offshore South Africa, and further G&G work across the entire portfolio.

-- Completion of acquisition of 100% of Azinam Group Limited ("Azinam"), including Azinam's entire offshore asset portfolio in Orange Basin South Africa and Namibia, in return for a 16.5% equity stake in the enlarged Group.

-- Acquisition, subject to completion, of an additional 6.25% Participating Interest in Block 3B/4B, Orange Basin offshore South Africa, for a consideration of US$10 million.

Operations:

South Africa

-- Post period end, the Island Innovator rig, owned by Island Drilling Company AS, was mobilised ahead of the spud of the Gazania-1 well on Block 2B, in Orange Basin South Africa.

-- The rig is currently offshore Spain heading to Las Palmas for refuelling and expected to arrive at the drilling location by the end of September 2022, subject to weather conditions. The Gazania-1 prospect is targeting a 300 million barrels light oil resource.

Namibia

-- Following recent significant hydrocarbon discoveries offshore Namibia, Eco continues to assess options for progressing exploration and commercial activity on its acreage.

-- Post period end, Eco announced Joint Operating Agreements with NAMCOR, the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia, regarding to the Company's four operated offshore Petroleum Licence ("PEL") interests in Namibia, being PEL 97 (Cooper), PEL 98 (Sharon), PEL 99 (Guy), and PEL 100 (Tamar).

Guyana

-- Eco and its JV partners remain committed to further drilling on the Orinduik Block and continue assessing opportunities to drill at least two exploration wells into the light oil cretaceous targets as soon as practical.

Investor Evening - London

Eco would like to invite current and potential shareholders to an early evening face-to-face presentation by management, followed by a Q&A session, on Monday, 19 September 2022. Drinks and refreshments will be served afterwards. The event will take place at The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD, at 5.30pm for a 6:00pm start. Those wishing to attend are requested to register by emailing: ecoatlantic@celicourt.uk

Investor Meet Company Presentation - Live Webinar

Eco is pleased to announce that Gil Holzman and Colin Kinley will provide a live presentation relating to Q1 Results and upcoming South Africa Exploration Activities via the Investor Meet Company platform on 20 September 2022 at 3:00pm BST.

The presentation is open to all existing and potential shareholders. Questions can be submitted pre-event via your Investor Meet Company dashboard up until 9am the day before the meeting or at any time during the live presentation.

Investors can sign up to Investor Meet Company for free and add to meet ECO (ATLANTIC) OIL & GAS LTD via:

https://www.investormeetcompany.com/eco-atlantic-oil-gas-ltd/register-investor

Investors who already follow ECO (ATLANTIC) OIL & GAS LTD on the Investor Meet Company platform will automatically be invited.

Gil Holzman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eco Atlantic, commented:

"Today's update follows the detailed corporate and operations update provided earlier this month. However, our Q1 results serve as an important opportunity to remind investors of the significant near-term catalysts that we see across our entire Atlantic Margin portfolio, with near-term high impact drilling offshore South Africa, significant interest in our Namibian portfolio and plans taking shape with regards to our strategy for value accretion offshore Guyana, the outlook has never been more positive.

"We are very pleased to invite current and potential investors to meet with our Board and management team at a shareholder event on 19 September 2022 in London and for those not able to attend in person we hope you can make the live webinar on 20 September 2022. We look forward to updating investors on our plans and answering any questions. We would encourage those who are able to do so to attend and learn more about our highly strategic acreage across the world's most attractive exploration hot spots."

The Company's unaudited financial results for the three months ended 30 June 2022, together with Management's Discussion and Analysis as at 30 June 2022, are available to download on the Company's website at www.ecooilandgas.com and on Sedar at www.sedar.com .

The following are the Company's Balance Sheet, Income Statements, Cash Flow Statement and selected notes from the annual Financial Statements. All amounts are in US Dollars, unless otherwise stated.

Balance Sheet

 
                                                           June 30,                March 31, 
------------------------------------------------ 
                                                             2022                    2022 
------------------------------------------------  -------------------------  -------------------- 
                                                          (Unaudited)              (Audited) 
                                                  -------------------------  -------------------- 
 Assets 
 Current assets 
       Cash and cash equivalents                                 38,753,695             3,438,834 
       Short-term investments                                        52,618                52,618 
       Government receivable                                         53,261                27,487 
       Amounts owing by license partners, net                       324,388                     - 
       Accounts receivable and prepaid expenses                     229,749               257,911 
       Assets held for sale                                       1,983,419             2,061,734 
------------------------------------------------  -------------------------  -------------------- 
                                                                 41,397,130             5,838,584 
 
      Investment in associate                                     9,184,859             9,277,162 
      Petroleum and natural gas licenses                         29,253,034            30,753,034 
------------------------------------------------  -------------------------  -------------------- 
 
   Total Assets                                                  79,835,023            45,868,780 
------------------------------------------------  -------------------------  -------------------- 
 
 Liabilities 
 Current liabilities 
       Accounts payable and accrued liabilities                   3,441,593             1,931,823 
       Current liabilities related to assets 
        held for sale                                               597,971               473,254 
      Warrant liability                                           1,810,778             3,241,762 
------------------------------------------------ 
 Total current liabilities                                        5,850,342             5,646,839 
 
   Total liabilities                                              5,850,342             5,646,839 
------------------------------------------------  -------------------------  -------------------- 
 
 Equity 
       Share capital                                            112,855,965            63,141,609 
       Shares to be issued                                                -            20,766,996 
       Restricted Share Units reserve                               569,919               267,669 
       Warrants                                                  14,778,272             7,806,000 
       Stock options                                              1,325,230               958,056 
       Foreign currency translation reserve                     (1,421,357)           (1,309,727) 
       Accumulated deficit                                     (54,123,348)          (51,408,662) 
------------------------------------------------  -------------------------  -------------------- 
 
   Total Equity                                                  73,984,681            40,221,941 
------------------------------------------------  -------------------------  -------------------- 
 
   Total Liabilities and Equity                                  79,835,023            45,868,780 
------------------------------------------------  -------------------------  -------------------- 
 

Income Statement

 
                                                                          Three months ended 
                                                                               June 30, 
                                                         --------------------------------------------------- 
                                                                    2022                       2021 
                                                         --------------------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                 (Unaudited)                (Unaudited) 
                                                         --------------------------  ----------------------- 
 Revenue 
          Interest income                                                    20,127                    4,524 
                                                         --------------------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                             20,127                    4,524 
 Operating expenses : 
          Compensation costs                                                269,309                  203,760 
          Professional fees                                                 219,685                   38,959 
          Operating costs                                                 1,943,451                  382,865 
          General and administrative costs                                  257,290                  108,397 
          Share-based compensation                                        1,001,219                    5,822 
          Interest expense                                                        -                    3,404 
          Foreign exchange loss (gain)                                      284,427                 (45,931) 
                                                         --------------------------  ----------------------- 
   Total operating expenses                                               3,975,381                  697,276 
                                                         --------------------------  ----------------------- 
 
 Operating loss                                                         (3,955,254)                (692,752) 
 
          Fair value change in warrant liability                          1,430,984                        - 
          Share of losses of company accounted for at 
           equity                                                          (92,303)                        - 
                                                         --------------------------  ----------------------- 
 Net loss for the period from continuing operations                     (2,616,573)                (692,752) 
 Loss from discontinued operations, after-tax                              (98,113)                (132,872) 
 Net loss for the period                                                (2,714,686)                (825,624) 
 
          Foreign currency translation adjustment                         (111,630)                   13,249 
 Comprehensive loss for the period                                      (2,826,316)                (812,375) 
                                                         --------------------------  ----------------------- 
 
   Net loss for the period attributed to: 
          Equity holders of the parent                                  (2,714,686)                (804,617) 
          Non-controlling interests                                               -                 (21,007) 
                                                         --------------------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                        (2,714,686)                (825,624) 
                                                         ==========================  ======================= 
 
   Basic and diluted net loss per share attributable 
    to equity holders of the parent                                         (0.009)                  (0.004) 
                                                         ==========================  ======================= 
   Weighted average number of ordinary shares 
    used in computing basic and diluted net loss 
    per share                                                           293,654,835              184,697,723 
                                                         ==========================  ======================= 
 

Cash Flow Statement

 
                                                                         Three months ended 
                                                                              June 30, 
                                                           --------------------------------------------- 
                                                                   2022                    2021 
                                                                (Unaudited)             (Unaudited) 
                                                           --------------------  ----------------------- 
 Cash flow from operating activities 
 Net loss from continuing operations                                (2,616,573)                (692,752) 
 Net loss from discontinued operations                                 (98,113)                (132,872) 
 Items not affecting cash: 
   Share-based compensation                                           1,001,219                    5,822 
   Depreciation and amortization                                              -                   19,169 
   Accrued interest                                                           -                    3,404 
   Revaluation of warrant liability                                 (1,430,984)                        - 
   Share of losses of companies accounted for at 
    equity                                                               92,303                        - 
 Changes in non--cash working capital: 
   Government receivable                                               (25,774)                   20,614 
   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities                           1,681,064                (116,781) 
   Accounts receivable and prepaid expenses                              28,162                 (13,152) 
   Receipt on account of shares                                               -                1,940,021 
   Reallocation to discontinued operations cashflows                  (171,294)                        - 
   Net change in non-cash working capital items relating 
    to discontinued operations                                          203,032                        - 
   Advance from and amounts owing to license partners                 1,175,612                    5,863 
---------------------------------------------------------  --------------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                      (161,346)                1,039,336 
---------------------------------------------------------  --------------------  ----------------------- 
 
 Cash flow from investing activities 
  Investment in associate                                                     -             (10,000,000) 
  Short-term investments                                                      -                1,500,022 
---------------------------------------------------------                        ----------------------- 
                                                                              -              (8,499,978) 
---------------------------------------------------------  --------------------  ----------------------- 
 
 Cash flow from financing activities 
  Proceeds from private placements, net                              35,587,837                        - 
                                                                     35,587,837                        - 
---------------------------------------------------------  --------------------  ----------------------- 
 
 Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents                    35,426,491              (7,460,642) 
 Foreign exchange differences                                         (111,630)                    8,313 
 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period                       3,438,834               11,807,309 
---------------------------------------------------------  --------------------  ----------------------- 
 
 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period                            38,753,695                4,354,980 
---------------------------------------------------------  --------------------  ----------------------- 
 

Notes to the Financial Statements

Basis of Preparation

The Condensed Interim Consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared on a historical cost basis with the exception of certain financial instruments that are measured at fair value. Historical cost is generally based on the fair value of the consideration given in exchange for assets.

**S**

For more information, please visit www.ecooilandgas.com or contact the following :

 
 
   Eco Atlantic Oil and Gas                            c/o Celicourt +44 (0) 20 
                                                       8434 2754 
 Gil Holzman, CEO 
  Colin Kinley, COO 
  Alice Carroll, Head of Corporate Sustainability      +44(0)781 729 5070 
 
   Strand Hanson Limited (Financial & 
   Nominated Adviser)                                  +44 (0) 20 7409 3494 
 James Harris 
  James Bellman 
 
   Berenberg (Broker)                                  +44 (0) 20 3207 7800 
 M atthew Armitt 
  Detlir Elezi 
 Echelon Capital (Financial Adviser 
  N. America Markets) 
 Ryan Mooney                                         +1 (403) 606 4852 
  Simon Akit                                          +1 (416) 8497776 
 
   Celicourt (PR)                                      +44 (0) 20 8434 2754 
 Mark Antelme 
  Jimmy Lea 
 

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 as it forms part of United Kingdom domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (as amended).

Notes to editors:

About Eco Atlantic:

Eco Atlantic is a TSX-V and AIM-quoted Atlantic Margin-focused oil & gas exploration company with offshore license interests in Guyana, Namibia, and South Africa. Eco aims to deliver material value for its stakeholders through its role in the energy transition to explore for low carbon intensity oil and gas in stable emerging markets close to infrastructure.

Offshore Guyana in the proven Guyana-Suriname Basin, the Company holds a 15% Working Interest in the 1,800 km(2) Orinduik Block Operated by Tullow Oil. In Namibia, the Company holds Operatorship and an 85% Working Interest in four offshore Petroleum Licences: PELs: 97, 98, 99, and 100, representing a combined area of 28,593 km(2) in the Walvis Basin.

Offshore South Africa, Eco is Operator and holds a 50% working interest in Block 2B and a 20% Working Interest (to be increased to a 26.25% Working Interest, subject to Completion of the Acquisition announced 27 June 2022) in Blocks 3B/4B operated by Africa Oil Corp., totalling some 20,643 km (2) .

Cautionary Notes:

This news release contains certain "forward-looking statements", including, without limitation, statements containing the words "will", "may", "expects", "intends", "anticipates" and other similar expressions which constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current expectations, assumptions, and beliefs, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations.

Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, but are not limited to, general economic and market factors, competition, the effect of the global pandemic and consequent economic disruption, and the factors detailed in the Company's ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com . Although forward-looking statements contained herein are based on what management considers to be reasonable assumptions based on currently available information, there can be no assurance that actual events, performance or results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements, and our assumptions may prove to be incorrect. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws.

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