Africa Oil announces farm-out deal with Maersk Oil for Kenya and Ethiopia blocks ….

Nairobi, Kenya, Capital Markets in Africa — Africa Oil Corp. (“Africa Oil” or the “Company”)  is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive farm-out agreement with Maersk Oil & Gas A/S, a Danish oil and gas company owned by the Maersk Group (“Maersk”) whereby Maersk will acquire 50% of Africa Oil’s interests in Blocks 10BB, 13T and 10BA in Kenya and the Rift Basin and South Omo Blocks in Ethiopia in consideration for reimbursement of a portion of Africa Oil’s past costs and a future carry on certain exploration and development costs.

Under the terms of the farm-out agreement, upon closing of the transaction Maersk will pay Africa Oil US$350 million as reimbursement for approximately 50% of past costs incurred by Africa Oil prior to the agreed March 31, 2015 effective date. Maersk will also reimburse Africa Oil for its acquired working interest share of costs incurred between the effective date and the closing date. Commencing on the effective date, Maersk will also carry up to US$75 million of the Company’s share of development expenditures upon confirmation of resources and US$15 million of the Company’s share of exploration expenditures. In addition, upon Final Investment Decision (“FID”), Maersk will also carry up to US$405 million of Africa

Oil’s working interest share of development expenditures for the Lokichar Development Project. The total carry amount will depend on the Lokichar Development Project meeting certain thresholds of resource growth, and the timing of first oil. The transaction is subject to host government and applicable regulatory approvals.

Keith Hill, Africa Oil’s CEO, commented, “We are delighted to have attracted a partner of the stature of Maersk Oil into our East Africa venture. We believe they bring significant technical, financial and infrastructure development capabilities at a critical time when the Lokichar Development and related pipeline projects are moving towards sanction. Their parent company’s standing as the world’s leading logistical and

transportation company will provide benefits not only to the project but to the host countries as well. This transaction allows Africa Oil to keep a significant stake in the project with no additional equity financing expected prior to first oil. The resulting strength of Africa Oil’s balance sheet will allow it to consider additional growth opportunities in this highly attractive acquisition and divestiture market.”

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is acting as exclusive financial advisor to Africa Oil Corp on this transaction.

The information in this release is subject to the disclosure requirements of Africa Oil Corp. under the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. This information was publicly communicated on November 9, 2015 at 1:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

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