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Xcite Energy Limited Announces Award of Options

ABERDEENSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/14 -- Xcite Energy Limited (TSX VENTURE: XEL) (LSE: XEL)

TSX-V: XEL; LSE: XEL

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19 August 2014

Xcite Energy Limited
("Xcite Energy" or the "Company")

Award of Options

Xcite Energy announces the award of an aggregate of 6,700,000 options to purchase ordinary shares of the Company to all members of the Xcite Energy Resources plc management team and staff, and to the Board of Directors.

The options were granted under the terms of the Company's Share Option Scheme by reference to the closing price on the TSX-V of the Company's ordinary shares on 18 August 2014 and vest immediately. This award is made in recognition of the substantial progress made in 2014 to re-finance the Company, the formation of the Bentley development partner group and the work to define and de-risk the costs and schedule for the field development plan.

All options have an exercise price of £ 0.64 (CAN$1.17) per ordinary share and carry a term of five years from the date of award.

Following these option awards, the Directors of the Company have the following aggregate number of ordinary shares under option:


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                    Option award now being   Aggregate ordinary shares under
                             made                        option
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Timothy Jones              200,000                       790,000
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Gregory Moroney            100,000                       690,000
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Scott Cochlan              100,000                       790,000
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Henry Wilson               100,000                       250,000
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Stephen Kew                650,000                      4,071,000
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Rupert Cole                650,000                      4,071,000
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Andrew Fairclough          850,000                      2,100,000
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