3P International Energy Corp.

3P International Energy Corp.

June 23, 2011 08:00 ET

3P International Energy Corp. Announces Country Manager and Board Resignation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 23, 2011) - 3P International Energy Corp. (the "Corporation" or "3P") (TSX VENTURE:DOH) is pleased to announce that it has engaged Gregory Shideler as the Ukraine country manager.

Gregory Shideler is founder of GS Energy LLC, an energy consultancy focused on Eastern European gas development. Mr. Shideler worked 10 years for BP in various commercial and finance roles in Houston, London, Moscow and Luanda. He is a specialist in the Former Soviet Union gas production, transportation, and marketing system, and speaks fluent Russian. In 2007, while Director of Business Development for TNK-BP gas division, Mr. Shideler led an in-depth review of the Russian gas industry with forecast to 2020, including supply-demand balance, infrastructure review, pricing, government policy, and developed strategies for independent gas producers to work in a Gazprom-dominated system. He led the TNK-BP efforts to build a integrated gas processing-petrochemicals complex in Irkutsk with gas from the Kovykta gas condensate field. He has led various projects in gas exploration, gas field development, infrastructure optimization, and has experience with contracts for gas processing, gas sales, and gas transportation in Russia, Azerbaijan, and North America.

Ron MacMicken, CEO of 3P stated "we welcome Gregory's arrival to the 3P team and believe his deep experience in Eastern Europe and Russia will no doubt add significant value".

The Corporation also announces that Paul DesLauriers has resigned from the board of directors of 3P.

About 3P International Energy Corp.

3P International Energy is a Canadian-based emerging oil and gas company focused on developing and enhancing proven oil and gas reserves in Eastern Europe. The Company's strategy is to use proven technology, capital and expertise to significantly increase production and reserves. 3P shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the stock symbol DOH.

On behalf of the board of Directors

Ron MacMicken, Chief Executive Officer

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