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Viking Investments Group, Inc. Announces Appointment of James A. Doris to the Board of Directors

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/14 -- Viking Investments Group, Inc. ("Viking") (OTCQB: VKIN) is pleased to announce the appointment of James A. Doris to its Board of Directors, effective June 28, 2014.

Doris has extensive experience negotiating national and international transactions across a variety of industry sectors. He is a business lawyer and owner of a full-service law firm headquartered in Canada's capital which services domestic and foreign clients concerning their investment and business activities, including with respect to Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity Investments, Joint Ventures, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance and Dispute Resolution.

"I am pleased to welcome James as a director of Viking. His experience, expertise and leadership of legal and other professionals at the highest level make him an exceptional choice to help shape Viking's business plan in North America," said Viking President Tom Simeo. "This is a major step in Viking's transition strategy and James will drive this important initiative to the highest standards of achievement."

"I look forward to working collaboratively with Viking's partners and stakeholders to establish Viking as recognized leader in the marketplace," said James Doris.

Viking provides professional advisory and investment solutions to companies undergoing or anticipating periods of rapid growth, significant change or ownership transition.

Viking is not an investment company, as defined by the Investment Company Act of 1940.

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