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Platino Energy Launches Operations With Colombia Focus

Platino Energy Corp. began operations today as a newly formed exploration, evaluation and development business focused on the Morpho, Coati, Andaquíes and Putumayo-8 Blocks in Colombia.

Platino was formed as a result of a plan of arrangement involving C&C Energia Ltd., Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. and Platino. The arrangement involved the acquisition by Pacific Rubiales of all of the outstanding common shares of C&C Energia.

Platino will carry on the business previously carried on by C&C Energia in respect of the assets transferred to Platino through the arrangement and, having been initially capitalized with approximately US$88.5 million in cash (subject to certain expense reimbursement obligations and working capital adjustments) transferred from C&C Energia, is expected to begin its operations with a net cash position of approximately US$80.0 million.

Conditional listing approval for the Platino shares issuable has been received from the TSX Venture Exchange. Trading of the Platino shares on the TSX-V under the symbol PZE is expected to commence on or about January 4, 2013 with the C&C Energia shares to be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange on or about January 3, 2013.

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