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Completion of Financing for Drilling Campaign

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August 2, 2019 - TheNewswire - Calgary, AB - Zenith Energy Ltd. ("Zenith" or the "Company") (LSE:ZEN) (TSXV:ZEE) (OSE:ZENA-ME) the listed international oil & gas production company operating the largest onshore oilfield in Azerbaijan, is pleased to provide an update on the completion of the placing in Canada (the "Canadian Placing") announced on August 1, 2019.

Following the completion of the Canadian Placing, Zenith has issued a total of 47,812,500 Common Shares and 47,812,500 Warrants raising gross proceeds of CAD$1,912,500 (approximately GBP 1,195,000 or NOK 12,856,000).

As announced on August 1, 2019, the Canadian Placing resulted in the issue of new units at a price of CAD$0.04 consisting of one common share of no par value in the capital of the Company ("Common Shares") and one full common share purchase warrant ("Warrants"), exercisable within 12 months at an exercise price of CAD$0.10

An application for the Common Shares to be listed on the standard segment of the FCA Official List and to be admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange Main Market for listed securities will be made within 12 months of the issue of the Common Shares.

The Company, as announced on August 1, 2019, intends to use the proceeds of the Canadian Placing to fully fund the execution of well deepening operations in wells C-37 and C-30 of the Jafarli field.

Total Voting Rights

The Company wishes to announce, in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, the following information following Admission of the Common Shares issued in the Placing:

Class of share

Total number of shares

Number of voting rights per share

Total number of voting rights per class of share

Common Shares in issue and admitted to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange




Common Shares in issue and admitted to trading on the TSXV




Common Shares in issue and admitted to trading on the Merkur Market of the Oslo Boers




No Common Shares are held in treasury. The above figure for total number of Common Shares may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

Andrea Cattaneo, Chief Executive Officer of Zenith, commented:

"I am very pleased that this offering was for the most part subscribed by large, existing shareholders including Mr. Dean Clark, as well as two highly respected UK institutional investors who I thank for their valuable support.

In reflection of my unchanged confidence in the value of the Company's equity, I have also participated in the Placing and further information regarding my subscription will be provided to the market through the applicable disclosures in the days ahead.

It is no exaggeration to state that the potential of C-37 well deepening operations makes this one of the most exciting moments since Zenith's inception."

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

Further Information:

Zenith Energy Ltd

Andrea Cattaneo, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +1 (587) 315 9031

E-mail: [email protected]

Peterhouse Capital - Joint Broker

Tel: + 44 (0) 207 469 0930

Lucy Williams

Charles Goodfellow

Novum Securities Limited - Joint Broker

Tel: + 44 (0) 207 399 9400

Charlie Brook-Partridge

Hugh McAlister

IFC Advisory Limited - Financial PR & IR

Tel: + 44 (0) 203 934 6630

Graham Herring

Miles Nolan

Zach Cohen

Notes to Editors:

Zenith Energy Ltd. is an international oil and gas production company, listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV:ZEE) and London Stock Exchange (LSE:ZEN). In addition, the Company's common share capital was admitted to trading on the Merkur Market of the Oslo Boers (ZENA:ME) on November 8, 2018. The Merkur Market is a multilateral trading facility owned and operated by the Oslo Boers.

The Company was assigned a medium to long-term issuer credit rating of "B+ with Positive Outlook" on October 8, 2018 by Arc Ratings, S.A.

The Company operates the largest onshore oilfield in Azerbaijan following the signing of a 25-year REDPSA, (Rehabilitation, Exploration, Development and Production Sharing Agreement), with SOCAR, State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in 2016.

The Company's primary focus is the development of its Azerbaijan operations by leveraging its technical expertise and financial resources to maximise low-cost oil production via a systematic field rehabilitation programme intended to achieve significantly increased revenue. Zenith also operates, or has working interests in, a number of natural gas production concessions in Italy. The Company's Italian operations produce natural gas, condensate and electricity.

Zenith's development strategy is to identify and rapidly seize value-accretive hydrocarbon production opportunities in the onshore oil & gas sector. The Company's Board of Directors and senior management team have the experience and technical expertise to develop the Company successfully.

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 press release contains forward-looking statements and information concerning the admission of Common Shares to the Main Market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange and the Merkur section of the Oslo Boers, as well as the potential of its drilling operations in certain of the Company's wells. The forward-looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Zenith, including the ability to execute its strategy and realise its growth opportunities including its ability to finance and execute its plans. Although Zenith 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 the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. All timing given in this announcement, unless stated otherwise is indicative and while the Company endeavours to provide accurate timing to the market, it cautions that due to the nature of its operations and reliance on third parties this is subject to change often at little or no notice. By its nature, such forward-looking information is subject to certain risks and uncertainties (both general and specific) that could cause actual events or outcomes to differ materially from those anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, Zenith being unable to finance or realise growth opportunities. 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. Zenith 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. The forward-looking information contained herein is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

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