SOURCE: Pilgrim Petroleum Corporation

July 11, 2008 15:43 ET

Pilgrim Petroleum Announces Corporate Update to Shareholders, Dividend and Buyback Exchange

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - July 11, 2008) - Pilgrim Petroleum Corporation (PINKSHEETS: PGPM) (FRANKFURT: PHV), an independent oil and gas company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a agreement with an OTCBB fully reporting public company for the acquisition of Pilgrim's leasehold portfolio. Due diligence of the transaction has finalized and the companies have achieved a successful negotiation of a material definitive acquisition agreement executed today.

Under the terms of the Agreement, Pilgrim and its associates, American Petroleum Corporation and Lariat Energy Corporation, will be compensated with a combination of shares and convertible promissory notes, a transaction that will represent a controlling interest with the OTCBB company. Disclosure of the Reverse Acquisition will be announced as soon as it becomes available and filed with the SEC 8K within the next day.

Additionally, Pilgrim Board of directors has approved a dividend distribution to our common stock holders and a buyback exchange. The declaration date and ratio of the distribution, and buyback exchange will be announced in the first week of August 2008.

Rafael Pinedo, President of Pilgrim Petroleum Corporation, commented, "Our entire team is excited and extremely pleased to finally achieve this long-anticipated step to become a fully reporting company. The significance of this transaction is a new chapter and a major milestone in our continuing growth."

About Pilgrim Petroleum Corporation.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Pilgrim Petroleum Corporation is a publicly traded company (PINKSHEETS: PGPM), (FRANKFURT: PHV). Pilgrim Petroleum Corporation is an independent oil and gas company based in Dallas, Texas. The company is acquiring oil and gas leases, producing properties, mineral rights, and surface interests primary on marginal fields. Once acquired, the company intends to redevelop each property to maximize the income from each property by refurbishing and improving the existing production.

Forward-Looking Statements: The statements which are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, the effect of economic conditions, the impact of competition, the results of financing efforts, changes in consumers' preferences and trends. The words "estimate," "possible," and "seeking" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which speak only to the date the statement was made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, because of new information, future events, or otherwise. Future events and actual results may differ materially from those set forth herein, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements.

2008 Pilgrim Petroleum Corporation. The information herein is subject to change without notice. Pilgrim Petroleum Corporation shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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