Simba Energy Inc.

Simba Energy Inc.

May 17, 2010 09:15 ET

Simba Energy Announces Increase in Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) - Simba Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SMB)(FRANKFURT:GDA) (the "Company") is pleased to announce an increase of its non-brokered private placement. 

Pursuant to a news release dated April 14, 2010 the Company announced, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, a private placement of up to 14,285,715 units at $0.07 per unit ("Units") for total gross proceeds of up to $1,000,000. Each Unit consists of one common share and one transferable share purchase warrant, each warrant exercisable into an additional common share for a period of two years at a price of $0.15 per share. The private placement has been increased up to 28 million Units for gross proceeds of $1,960,000. The Company has received all subscriptions and intends to file and seek approval from the TSX Venture Exchange immediately.

The proceeds of the placement will be used for general working capital.

Finder's fees may be payable in whole or part on the private placement in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Simba Energy President and CEO Robert Dinning commented, "The Company is pleased to see the level of market enthusiasm in being a part of this private placement. With our refocused and aggressive targeted strategy being received so positively by the market, the new management team at Simba Energy is looking forward to utilizing our treasury in order to build maximum shareholder value."

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Statements in this release that are forward-looking statements, including the amount of the offering and its completion, are subject to risks and uncertainties, including those specific factors disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the company's periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Such information contained herein represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. The company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement except in compliance with applicable securities laws.

About Simba Energy Inc.

Simba Energy, Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SMB)(FRANKFURT:GDA) is an oil and gas exploration company focused on hydrocarbon opportunities in Africa. Simba Energy has already secured a Hydrocarbon Reconnaissance Permit in Liberia which extends over an area of 1,366 sq. kms and covers the entire onshore extent of the Robert-Bassa Basin.

The Company's shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SMB as well as the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol GDA.

On Behalf of the Board,

"Robert Dinning"

President and CEO

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