SOURCE: Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd

May 13, 2016 02:00 ET

Canadian Overseas Petroleum Appoints CFO, Grants Stock Options to Officers and Directors, and Reports Q1 2016 Results

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - May 13, 2016) - Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd (TSX VENTURE: XOP) (LSE: COPL)

TSX-V: XOP

Canadian Overseas Petroleum
Appoints CFO, Grants Stock Options to
Officers and Directors, and Reports Q1
2016 Results

Calgary, Canada, May 13, 2016 - Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited ("COPL" or the "Company") (TSX-V: XOP) & (COPL: LSE) and its Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Aleksandra Owad CPA, CGA, FCCA(UK) as its Chief Financial Officer effective May 12, 2016. Kristin Obreiter, the Company's previous interim CFO, stepped down effective May 10, 2016 for personal reasons due to a forthcoming relocation. Aleksandra previously worked for the Company as CFO until October 2013.

The Company also wishes to announce its Board of Directors also approved the granting of 33,700,000 Share Options to Officers and Directors of the Company effective May 12, 2016. The Share Options were granted under the Company's Share Option plan at a price of $0.10 per share, which is a 43% premium to the closing price of the Company's stock price on the TSX-V on May 11, 2016.

The Company's has filed its results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2016. The results and associated annual regulatory filing documents, including the Financial Statements and the Management's Discussion and Analysis, can be viewed under the Company's name at www.sedar.com or at the Company's website at www.canoverseas.com .

 For Further Information Please Contact:
 Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited
 Mr. Arthur Millholland President and CEO
 Tel: + 1 (403) 262 5441

Investor and Public Relations
Bell Pottinger
Henry Lerwill
Phone: +44 (0) 207 861 3800
North America Toll Free: +1 866 834 8330
    CHF Investor Relations
Cathy Hume
Tel: +1 (416) 868 1079 ext. 231
North America Toll Free: +1 877 838 1070
Broker: London Stock Exchange
Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited
Edward Mansfield
Phone: T:+44 (0)20 7468 7906
   

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