May 16, 2016 - 8:30 AM EDT
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NXT Energy Solutions Advises of Filing of Q1-2016 Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) - NXT Energy Solutions Inc. ("NXT Energy" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SFD)(OTCQB:NSFDF) advises that its interim financial and operating results for the three month quarter ended March 31, 2016 ("Q1-2016") have been filed in Canada on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and will be available in the USA on EDGAR at www.sec.gov/edgar, and on NXT's website at http://www.nxtenergy.com/.

A condensed summary from the Q1-2016 interim consolidated financial statements, with comparative figures for the three month period ended March 31, 2015 ("Q1-2015") is given below.

George Liszicasz, NXT Energy's President and CEO, noted "our current Q1 included the completion and delivery of the final portion of our 2015 Bolivia survey projects to our client, YPFB. We are very proud to have added valuable information to their current exploration programs, and look forward to upcoming discussions to design potential new SFD® survey project opportunities in Bolivia for YPFB and its affiliated companies."

NXT Energy advises that it will host a brief investor and media conference call, hosted by George Liszicasz, on Tuesday May 17, 2016 at 2:10 pm MST (4:10 pm EST), to discuss the Q1-2016 results, and recent business development initiatives. Interested parties are invited to participate in this call, using one of the applicable numbers as follows:

Conference Code: 12645891  
     
Operator assisted, toll-free, dial-in number:  
     
  Canada & USA 1-855-336-7594
     
  International 1-682-888-5377

Highlights of unaudited Q1 Interim Financial Results

All selected and referenced financial information should be read in conjunction with the Company's unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and the related management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") for the Q1-2016 period. Amortization expense for Q1-16 includes $421,000 related to the Intellectual Property asset which was acquired in 2015.

(unaudited - all in Canadian $) Q1-2016   Q1-2015  
         
Survey revenues 1,454,988   $ -  
         
Survey expenses, net 789,379   25,440  
General & administrative expenses 1,255,609   1,124,562  
  2,044,988   1,150,002  
Non-cash expenses        
  Amortization expense 514,258   15,525  
  Stock based compensation expense 150,000   194,000  
  664,258   209,525  
Foreign exchange and other expenses, net 425,687   158,645  
         
Total expenses 3,134,933   1,518,172  
         
Loss before income taxes 1,679,945   1,518,172  
Income tax expense 275,997   -  
Net loss for the period 1,955,942   1,518,172  
         
Net loss per common share - Basic and diluted (0.04 ) (0.03 )
         
(unaudited - all in Canadian $) Q1-2016   Q1-2015  
         
# of common shares outstanding as at end of the period 53,306,109   44,965,509  
Weighted average # of common shares outstanding for the period        
  Basic and diluted 53,306,109   44,960,695  
         
Cash provided by (used in):        
         
Operating activities:        
  Net loss for the period (1,955,942 ) (1,518,172 )
  Add back non-cash items, net 664,028   209,525  
    (1,291,914 ) (1,308,647 )
  Net change in non-cash working capital balances (277,768 ) (146,982 )
  Net cash (used in) operating activities (1,569,682 ) (1,455,629 )
Financing activities (8,353 ) 5,066  
Investing activities (107,686 ) 1,568,846  
Net cash inflow (1,685,721 ) 118,283  
Cash and cash equivalents, start of the period 7,085,803   50,635  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period 5,400,082   168,918  
         
Total cash and short-term investments position:        
  Cash and cash equivalents 5,400,082   168,918  
  Short-term investments 2,059,567   3,550,289  
Total cash and short-term investments 7,459,649   3,719,207  
         
Net working capital balance 6,189,825   3,671,137  

NXT Energy is a Calgary based company whose proprietary Stress Field Detection ("SFD®") survey system utilizes quantum-scale sensors to detect gravity field perturbations in an airborne survey method which can be used both onshore and offshore to remotely identify areas with exploration potential for traps and reservoirs. The SFD® survey system enables our clients to focus their hydrocarbon exploration decisions concerning land commitments, data acquisition expenditures and prospect prioritization on areas with the greatest potential. SFD® is environmentally friendly and unaffected by ground security issues or difficult terrain, and is the registered trademark of NXT Energy Solutions Inc. NXT Energy provides its clients with an effective and reliable method to reduce time, costs, and risks related to exploration.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may include forward-looking statements. When used in this document, words such as "intends", "plans", "anticipates", "expects" and "scheduled", are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a wide range of risks and uncertainties, and although the Company believes that the expectations represented by such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will be realized. Any number of factors can cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Risk factors facing NXT Energy are described in its most recent MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2015 which has been filed electronically by means of the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval ("SEDAR") located at www.sedar.com. Such forward-looking statements are made as at the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them, either publicly or otherwise, to reflect new events, information or circumstances, except as may be required under applicable securities law.

Neither the TSX nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX) nor the OTC QB Markets accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Greg Leavens
V-P Finance & CFO
NXT Energy Solutions Inc.
403-206-0805
[email protected]

Bill Mitoulas
Investor Relations Manager
NXT Energy Solutions Inc.
416-479-9547
[email protected]
www.nxtenergy.com

Kin Communications
Investor Relations
1-866-684-6730 / 604-684-6730
[email protected]


Source: Marketwired (May 16, 2016 - 8:30 AM EDT)

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