Manas Petroleum Corp. Update on Tajikistan

BAAR, Switzerland, Dec. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Manas Petroleum Corp. ("Manas") 
(TSX-V: MNP); (OTCBB: MNAP) announces that on December 21, 2012, its 
wholly-owned subsidiary DWM Petroleum AG ("DWM") has been informed by Santos 
International Ventures Pty Ltd ("Santos") that it has decided not to pursue 
their option granted by DWM in December 2007 to farm-in into CJSC Somon Oil 
("Somon Oil"), a Tajik company having 100% interest in two exploration blocks. 
DWM is in negotiations to setup a new consortium for this world-class acreage. 
With regards to the rehabilitation project, DWM is in the final process of 
negotiating a Share Purchase Agreement, which will be entered into before the 
end of January 2013 with an unrelated third party. 
An update on both transactions will be given by the end of January 2013. 
About Manas Petroleum Corp. 
Manas Petroleum is an international oil and gas company with primary focus on 
exploration and development in South-Eastern Europe, Central Asia and 
Mongolia.  In Albania, Manas participates in a 1.7 million acre exploration 
project through its 15.8% equity interest in Petromanas Energy Inc., a 
Canadian public company. In the Kyrgyz Republic, Manas has a 25% working 
interest in two exploration blocks. In Tajikistan Manas owns 90% working 
interest in a Production Sharing Agreement covering the license areas Zapadnyi 
and Severo-Zapadnyi  in the Soughd region through its wholly-owned subsidiary 
DWM Petroleum AG. In Mongolia, Manas owns 74% working interest in two 
Production Sharing Contracts covering Blocks XIII and XIV through its 
wholly-owned subsidiary DWM Petroleum AG. 
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that 
term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts 
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 
For further information please contact: 
Ari Muljana Corporate Secretary 
Manas Petroleum Corp. Bahnofstr. 9, P.O. Box 155 CH-6341 Baar, Switzerland 
Phone: +41 44 718 1030  Fax:       +41 44 718 1039 Email:   info@manaspete.com 
Web:     www.manaspete.com 
Scott Koyich North America Investor Relations Brisco Capital Partners Corp. 
Phone: +1 403 262 9888 Email:   scott@briscocapital.com 
Dr. Georg Hochwimmer Europe Investor Relations General Research GmbH Phone: 
+49 89 2500 4330 Email:   hochwimmer@generalresearch.de 
Cautionary Note: 
Information provided in this Press Release pertaining to the exploration 
projects in the Kyrgyz Republic and Albania has been provided to Manas 
Petroleum Corporation by the operators of those projects, with which Manas 
Petroleum deals at arms length, and is included in this Press Release in an 
effort to share that information with the public.  Although Manas Petroleum 
has no reason to doubt the accuracy of this information, it expressly 
disclaims responsibility therefor and makes no representation or warranty that 
it is complete or correct. 
Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer 
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statements are projections of events, revenues, income, future economic 
performance or management's plans and objectives for future operations. In 
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terminology such as "may", "should", "anticipates", "believes", "expects", 
"intends", "forecasts", "plans", "future", "strategy", or words of similar 
meaning. Forward-looking statements in this press release include statements 
about Manas' intention to farmout part of its 90% working interest in Somon 
Oil to an IOC and finalizing the Share Purchase Agreement with an unrelated 
third party concerning the rehabilitation project. While these forward-looking 
statements and any assumptions upon which they are based are made in good 
faith and reflect current judgment regarding the direction of Manas' business, 
actual results will almost always vary, sometimes materially, from any 
estimates, predictions, projections, assumptions or other future performance 
suggested in this press release. These statements are only predictions and 
involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including 
the risks presented by the market price and volume of trading in shares of 
Petromanas Energy Inc., field conditions and the risks described in Manas' 
periodic disclosure documents filed on SEDAR and EDGAR, copies of which are 
also available on the company's website at www.manaspetroleum.com. Any of 
these risks could cause Manas' or its industry's actual results, levels of 
activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any 
future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or 
implied by these forward-looking statements. Except as required by applicable 
law, including the securities laws of the United States and Canada, Manas does 
not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these 
statements to actual results. 
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