SOURCE: Viking Investments Group, Inc.

October 20, 2014 11:59 ET

Viking Investments Group, Inc. Closes Subscription Transaction With Tanager Energy Inc.

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 20, 2014) - Viking Investments Group, Inc. ("Viking") (OTCQB: VKIN) is pleased to advise it closed the subscription transaction with Tanager Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE: TAN) ("Tanager") announced by Viking on October 7th, 2014.

On October 16, 2014 Viking received an additional USD$155,504.51 (the "PP Proceeds") in connection with the private placement announced by Viking on May 12, 2014 (the "Viking PP"), and issued 518,348 units of Viking to a non-affiliated entity. 

Viking used the entire PP Proceeds (approx. CDN$175,000) to subscribe for 2,171,907 units of Tanager. Each unit consists of one (1) common share and one (1) common share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles Viking to purchase one additional common share in the capital of Tanager for a period expiring on October 5, 2016, at an exercise price of $0.15 per common share. The shares issued to Viking are subject to a four month hold period that expires on February 5, 2015. Viking now holds a total of 3,437,500 units of Tanager, the aggregate subscription price for which was approx. CDN$275,000.

Part of the proceeds advanced by Viking to Tanager were used by Tanager to secure the rights to an oil and gas property in Alberta, Canada, consisting of 4 suspended oil wells and 1 water injection well. Upon receipt of sufficient additional funds, Viking intends to provide additional capital to Tanager in exchange for a 50% working interest in the property (the "WI Purchase"). Tanager will operate and manage the subject property in accordance with an Operating Agreement pursuant to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landman Operating Procedure. It is expected that the WI Purchase will be completed by October 30, 2014. Once completed Tanager will proceed immediately to re-complete the first well on this property, which is expected to initially produce approximately 100 barrels of oil per day.

Tanager Energy Inc. is a Lethbridge, Alberta based corporation engaged in the exploration for oil and gas and minerals, with an operations office in Calgary, Alberta. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "TAN".

Viking provides professional advisory and consulting services to companies undergoing or anticipating periods of rapid growth, significant change or ownership transition. Target companies must have superior management, intimate knowledge of the particular industry and a sound business plan, along with a desire and receptiveness for specific expertise to advance the company's business objectives.

Viking is not an investment company, as defined by the Investment Company Act of 1940.

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