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Bankers Petroleum announces annual meeting voting results and election of directors

  Bankers Petroleum announces annual meeting voting results and election of

PR Newswire

CALGARY, May 22, 2013

CALGARY, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Bankers Petroleum Ltd. ("Bankers" or the
"Company") (TSX: BNK, AIM: BNK) is pleased to announce that 179,621,461 shares
(70.75% of the Company's outstanding shares) were represented at the Annual
General and Special Meeting of Shareholders held on May 21, 2013 (the
"Meeting").  All of the eight Director nominees proposed in the Company's
management information circular, dated April 18, 2013, were elected as
Directors of the Company.  The voting results for each nominee are set out

                       Votes For           Votes Withheld
    Nominee        Number    Percentage   Number   Percentage
Abdel F. Badwi   165,255,591   92.00    14,365,876    8.00
Eric Brown       165,313,830   92.03    14,307,631    7.97
Wesley Clark     155,298,098   86.46    24,323,363   13.54
Robert Cross     151,731,409   84.47    27,890,052   15.53
Jonathan Harris  157,580,326   87.73    22,041,135   12.27
Phillip Knoll    166,500,140   92.70    13,121,321    7.30
Ian McMurtrie    166,510,640   92.70    13,110,821    7.30
John B. Zaozirny 164,498,207   91.58    15,123,254    8.42

In addition, Bankers reports that 84.22%  of the shares represented in  person 
or by proxy at the Meeting were  voted in favour of approving its  continuance 
from the Province of British Columbia  into the Province of Alberta,  pursuant 
to the Business  Corporations Act (Alberta).   Following its continuance  into 
Alberta, as announced in the May 13, 2013 news release, the Company will amend
its bylaws in order to provide that the shareholder meeting quorum will be set
at two persons holding  shares, in person or  by proxy, representing at  least 
fifteen percent (15%) of the shares entitled to vote thereat and to permit the
Company's Board of Directors to waive any requirement under the advance notice
provisions of its bylaws relating to the nomination of candidates for election
to the Company's Board of Directors.

Bankers also reports  that 94.29% of  the shares represented  in person or  by 
proxy at  the  Meeting  were  voted  in favour  of  the  continuation  of  its 
Shareholder Rights Plan ("SRP").  The Bankers SRP was initially adopted by the
Company's Board on April 1, 2010 and subsequently ratified by its shareholders
on May 26, 2010.  The SRP must be reconfirmed at every third annual meeting of
shareholders  and,  pursuant  to  the  resolution  passed  by  the   Company's 
shareholders at the  Meeting, the  SRP must next  be reconfirmed  by June  30, 

About Bankers Petroleum Ltd.

Bankers Petroleum  Ltd.  is  a  Canadian-based oil  and  gas  exploration  and 
production company  focused on  developing  large oil  and gas  reserves.   In 
Albania, Bankers operates and has the full rights to develop the Patos-Marinza
heavy oilfield,  has  a 100%  interest  in the  Kuçova  oilfield, and  a  100% 
interest in Exploration Block "F". Bankers'  shares are traded on the  Toronto 
Stock Exchange and the  AIM Market in London,  England under the stock  symbol 

SOURCE Bankers Petroleum Ltd.


David French  President and Chief Executive Officer    (403) 513-6930
Doug Urch  Executive VP, Finance and Chief Financial Officer  (403) 513-2691
Mark Hodgson  VP, Business Development     (403) 513-2695


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