Cub Energy Inc. Announces Ukraine Natural Gas Royalty Rate Reduced to 12% for New Wells

HOUSTON, TEXAS–(Marketwired – Jan. 3, 2018) - Cub Energy Inc. (“Cub” or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE:KUB) comments on the newly enacted law reducing natural gas royalties on new wells drilled in Ukraine.

On December 30, 2017, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko signed a new law reducing the natural gas royalty rate on all new wells drilled after January 1, 2018 from 29% to 12%. The law states that Parliament cannot change this law for a minimum of five years, being January 1, 2023, at which time Parliament may leave the law in place or may amend the royalty rate.

Mikhail Afendikov, Chairman and CEO of Cub said: “The Ukraine parliament followed through on their commitment to encourage domestic production of natural gas. The reduced royalty rate of 12% coupled with an 18% corporate tax rate and high natural gas price environment provides renewed incentive to invest in growing the country’s natural gas resources.”

About Cub Energy Inc.

Cub Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KUB) is an upstream oil and gas company, with a proven track record of exploration and production cost efficiency in Ukraine. The Company’s strategy is to implement western technology and capital, combined with local expertise and ownership, to increase value in its undeveloped land base, creating and further building a portfolio of producing oil and gas assets within a high pricing environment.

For further information please contact us or visit our website: www.cubenergyinc.com.

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Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information. Some of the risks and other factors that could cause the results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information include, but are not limited to: general economic conditions in Ukraine and globally; political unrest and security concerns in Ukraine; industry conditions, including fluctuations in the prices of natural gas and foreign currency; governmental regulation of the natural gas industry, including environmental regulation; unanticipated operating events or performance which can reduce production or cause production to be shut in or delayed; failure to obtain industry partner and other third party consents and approvals, if and when required; competition for and/or inability to retain drilling rigs and other services; the availability of capital on acceptable terms; the need to obtain required approvals from regulatory authorities; stock market volatility; volatility in market prices for natural gas; liabilities inherent in natural gas operations; competition for, among other things, capital, acquisitions of reserves, undeveloped lands, skilled personnel and supplies; incorrect assessments of the value of acquisitions; geological, technical, drilling, processing and transportation problems; changes in tax laws and incentive programs relating to the natural gas industry; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions and dispositions; and the other factors. Readers are cautioned that this list of risk factors should not be construed as exhaustive.

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Cub Energy Inc.
Mikhail Afendikov
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
(713) 677-0439
mikhail.afendikov@cubenergyinc.com

Cub Energy Inc.
Patrick McGrath
Chief Financial Officer
(713) 577-1948
patrick.mcgrath@cubenergyinc.com

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