Bankers Petroleum Albania Activated Emergency Response Plan

April 1st, 2015

CALGARY, April 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Bankers Petroleum Ltd. ("Bankers" or the "Company") (TSX: BNK, AIM: BNK) At 6:30am CEST (10:30pm MDT) on Wednesday, April 1, Bankers Petroleum Albania Ltd. activated its Emergency Response Plan as the result of an uncontrolled carbon dioxide release during the drilling of a horizontal well within the Patos-Marinza oilfield, with secondary communication to several nearby shallow wells. Bankers has regained surface control of drilling operations, returning most impacted residents to their homes, however, as a precautionary measure continues to maintain a small evacuation area immediately adjacent to the affected well.

About Bankers Petroleum Ltd.

Bankers Petroleum Ltd. is a Canadian-based oil and gas exploration and production company focused on developing large oil and gas reserves. In Albania, Bankers operates and has the full rights to develop the Patos-Marinza heavy oilfield, has a 100% interest in the Kuçova oilfield, and a 100% interest in Exploration Block "F". Bankers' shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the AIM Market in London, England under the stock symbol BNK.

SOURCE Bankers Petroleum Ltd.

David French, President and Chief Executive Officer, (403) 513-6930; Doug Urch, Executive VP, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, (403) 513-2691; Laura Bechtel, Investor Relations Analyst, (403) 513-3428, Email: investorrelations@bankerspetroleum.com, Website: www.bankerspetroleum.com; AIM NOMAD: Canaccord Genuity Limited, Henry Fitzgerald-O'Connor, +44 0 207 523 8000; AIM BROKER: FirstEnergy Capital LLP, Hugh Sanderson / David van Erp, +44 0 207 448 0200