VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/24/11 -- Africa Oil Corp. (TSX VENTURE: AOI)(OMX: AOI) ('Africa Oil' or the 'Company') reports that it has granted an aggregate of 4,270,000 incentive stock options to certain officers, directors, and other eligible persons of the Company. The options are exercisable, subject to vesting provisions, over a period of three years at a price of $1.49 per share.
Africa Oil Corp. is a Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Kenya, Ethiopia, Puntland (Somalia) and Mali. Africa Oil's East African holdings are in within a world-class exploration play fairway with a total gross land package in this prolific region in excess of 300,000 square kilometers. The East African Rift Basin system is one of the last of the great rift basins to be explored. New discoveries have been announced on all sides of Africa Oil's virtually unexplored land position including the major Albert Graben oil discovery in neighbouring Uganda. Similar to the Albert Graben play model, Africa Oil's concessions have older wells, a legacy database, and host numerous oil seeps indicating a proven petroleum system. Good quality existing seismic show robust leads and prospects throughout Africa Oil's project areas. The Company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and on First North at NASDAQ OMX-Stockholm under the symbol 'AOI'.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Keith C. Hill, President and CEO
Africa Oil's Certified Advisor on NASDAQ OMX First North is E. Ohman J:or Fondkommission AB (Pareto Ohman), part of the Pareto Securities Group.
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Africa Oil Corp.
(604) 689-4250 (FAX)