NiMin Energy Corp.
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NiMin Energy Corp.

June 29, 2012 16:45 ET

NiMin Energy Announces Closing of Sale of California Assets

CARPINTERIA, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - June 29, 2012) - NiMin Energy Corp. (TSX:NNN)(OTCBB:NEYYF)(OTCQX:NEYYF) (the "Company" or "NiMin") announced that it has completed its previously announced sale of its assets in California's San Joaquin Basin (the "California Assets") to Southern San Joaquin Production, LLC for total cash consideration of approximately US$26 million, being the original purchase price of approximately US$27 million less approximately US$1 million adjusted to account for preliminary purchase price adjustments due to the April 1, 2012 effective time of the purchase and sale, and subject to post-closing adjustments. Pursuant to the terms of the purchase and sale agreement, US$3 million of the US$26 million purchase price paid on closing has been deposited with an escrow agent for a period of 6 months in connection with various indemnities contained therein.

Further information regarding the liquidation and dissolution of the Company, approved at the annual and special meeting of shareholders of NiMin held on June 26, 2012, and the amount and timing of distributions to shareholders will be provided in subsequent press releases as such information becomes available.

About NiMin Energy

NiMin is a public company whose shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol "NNN" and the OTCBB and OTCQX under the symbol NEYYF.

Cautionary Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements and information ("forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable securities laws including statements regarding the adjustment of consideration for the sale of the California Assets, the escrowed portion of the purchase price for the California Assets, the liquidation and dissolution of NiMin and the distribution of funds to shareholders. Although NiMin believes that the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements have been based upon currently available information to NiMin. Such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could influence actual results or events and cause actual results or events to differ materially from those stated, anticipated or implied in forward-looking statements. Risks include, but are not limited to: post-closing price adjustments applicable to the sale of the California Assets, receipt of all required regulatory and shareholder approvals, changes in tax laws, the ability to liquidate the remaining assets of the Company, the ability to dissolve Legacy Energy, Inc. and Nimin and the risks associated with the oil and gas industry. The risks, uncertainties, material assumptions and other factors that could affect actual results are discussed in more detail in NiMin's management information circular and its Annual Information Form/Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents available at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this release, and, except as required by applicable law, NiMin does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. NiMin undertakes no obligation to comment on analyses, expectations or statements made by third-parties in respect of NiMin or the transactions discussed herein.

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