Manitok Energy Inc. announces closing of the first tranche of previously announced brokered private placement

Press Release

December 22, 2010, Calgary, Alberta – Manitok Energy Inc. ("Manitok") (TSX-V: MEI) is pleased to announce that Manitok has closed the first tranche of its previously announced reasonable best-efforts private placement offering of common shares ("Common Shares") in the capital of Manitok issued at a price of $1.00 per Common Share and common shares in the capital of Manitok issued on a "flowthrough" basis under the Income Tax Act (Canada) ("Flow-through Shares") at a price of $1.15 per Flow-through Share (the "Offering"). Due to strong investor demand, Manitok issued 10,031,500 Common Shares and 6,618,559 Flow-through Shares under the first tranche of the Offering, resulting in aggregate gross proceeds to Manitok of $17,642,842.85. The second and final tranche of the Offering is expected to close on or about December 30, 2010. The maximum aggregate proceeds to be raised under the two tranches of the Offering are approximately $18.1 million. Integral Wealth Securities Limited ("Integral") is the agent in connection with the Offering and Manitok has agreed to pay Integral a fee equal to 6% of the aggregate gross proceeds raised under the first and second tranche of the Offering. 

About Manitok

Manitok is a public oil and gas exploration and development company focused on conventional oil and gas in the Canadian foothills and heavy crude oil in east-central Alberta.

For further information contact:

Manitok Energy Inc.
Massimo M. Geremia, President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: 403-984-1751
Email: mass@manitok.com

Or view our website at www.manitokenergy.com

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