Canoel Closes First Tranche of Private Placement for Immediate Release

CALGARY, ALBERTA / May 5, 2014 / Canoel International Energy Ltd. ("Canoel" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: CIL) is pleased to announce, subject to regulatory approval, the completion of the first tranche of a non-brokered private placement of units ("Units"). Canoel issued an aggregate of 1,960,000 Units in this first tranche at a price of $0.15 per Unit for gross proceeds of approximately $294,000.

Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of Canoel and one common share purchase warrant. Each common share purchase warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase, subject to adjustment, one additional common share at an exercise price of $0.25 per share at any time on or before the date that is 36 months from the date of issuance of the common share purchase warrant.

In connection with this first tranche of the private placement, the Company will pay aggregate finder's fees of $15,520 and grant an aggregate of 103,466 common share purchase warrants to finders (the "Finder's Warrants"). Each Finder's Warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share at an exercise price of $0.25 for a period of 36 months from issuance.

In addition to any resale restrictions under applicable securities legislation, all securities issued under the private placement will be subject to a four month hold period.

The proceeds from this offering will be used to finance the Company's operations and to augment its unallocated working capital. This transaction is subject to the submission of final documentation and final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Andrea Cattaneo, the President and CEO of the Company purchased 333,333 Units in this tranche of the private placement. Following his acquisition of 333,333 Units, Andrea Cattaneo will hold 1,085,144 common shares of the Company, representing approximately 8% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company, (ii) 516,666 common share purchase warrants; and (iii) 107,723 stock options exercisable for common shares. Assuming the exercise of the warrants and stock options in full, Mr. Cattaneo would beneficially own or control an aggregate of 1,709,533 common shares of the Company, representing approximately 12% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company on a fully diluted basis.

Andrea Cattaneo relied on Section 2.3 of National Instrument 45-106 - Prospectus and Registration Exemptions as he meets the definition of "accredited investor" under securities legislation. Mr. Cattaneo is investing in the Company in the ordinary course of business and may, in the future, make additional investments in or dispositions of the Company's securities.

Andrea Cattaneo filed a report (as contemplated by National Instrument 62-103 - The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues) in connection with the acquisition of Units under this first tranche of the private placement. A copy of the report may be obtained from SEDAR ( Nothing in this press release or in the filing of the above-mentioned report is an admission that any person named in the report is a joint actor with another named entity.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words "expect", "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "objective", "ongoing", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe", "plans", "intends" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information or statements. More particularly and without limitation, this news release contains forward looking statements and information concerning (i) completion of the private placement and (ii) filing of the early warning report by Mr. Cattaneo. The forward-looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Canoel, including the ability to obtain the required Exchange approval. Although Canoel believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking statements and information are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward looking statements and information because Canoel can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. By its nature, such forward-looking information is subject to various risks and uncertainties, which could cause the actual results and expectations to differ materially from the anticipated results or expectations expressed. These risks and uncertainties, include, but are not limited to, Canoel being unable to obtain the required Exchange approvals. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information, which is given as of the date hereof, and to not use such forward-looking information for anything other than its intended purpose. Canoel undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

For further information, please contact:

Jose Ramon Lopez Portillo Andrea Cattaneo

Chairman of the Board CEO & President


Telephone: (403) 938-8154

Telefax: (403) 775-4474

This press release is not to be distributed to U.S. newswire services or for dissemination in the United States. Any failure to comply with this restriction may constitute a violation of U.S. securities law.

SOURCE: Canoel International Energy Ltd.

Release ID: 43005