Westbridge Energy Corporation

Westbridge Energy Corporation

January 14, 2013 16:00 ET

Westbridge Energy Corporation Hires MZ Group as its U.S. Investor Relations Firm

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2013) - Westbridge Energy Corporation ("Westbridge" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:WEB)(FRANKFURT:PUQ1), an oil and gas exploration and development company with a large prospective land package in Namibia, today announced that it has retained MZ Group as its investor relations advisor in Canada and the U.S.

MZ Group will assist Westbridge with communicating its corporate, financial and investor-related developments to shareholders and investors, as well as expanding its shareholder base, particularly in Canada and the U.S. Ted Haberfield and the MZ team will advise the Company in multiple facets of corporate and financial communications.

Cody Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Westbridge Energy Corporation is an undervalued play on the highly prospective Namibia offshore oil and gas trends. We have assembled a sizable land package exceeding 1.4 million acres in the northern part of Namibia, where several majors such as Petrobras and Repsol have ramped their drilling activities. With a seasoned management team and strong relationships with local officials and potential funding partners around the world, we are positioning the Company to capitalize on potential monetization opportunities in the medium and long term."

"We are excited to help elevate the Company's investor outreach efforts to another level," commented Ted Haberfield, President of MZ Group North America. "With our experience working with over 200 companies worldwide, particularly emerging companies such as Westbridge that possess significant prospective assets, we understand how to customize and execute a targeted and effective IR program. We look forward to working with Cody, Peter and the rest of the executive management team to position Westbridge for success in the capital markets."

About Westbridge

Westbridge Energy Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and development company with an 80% interest in Block 1811B in the highly prospective Namibian seismic trend. Westbridge is currently reviewing the acquisition of accretive new international oil and gas opportunities.

Readers are invited to review additional corporate and property information at www.westbridgeweb.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About MZ Group

MZ Group, subsidiary of @titude Global, a multinational company and the world's largest independent global investor relations consulting firm, provides investor relations, corporate communications, market intelligence, corporate governance and technology products and services. Founded in 1999, MZ Group focuses on innovation and personalized services, supported by its exclusive "one-stop-shop" business model. With offices in São Paulo, New York, Chicago, San Diego, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Mumbai, MZ has approximately 350 professionals who serve over 580 clients in 12 countries. For more information, please visit www.mzgroup.com.

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