Bankers Petroleum announces annual meeting voting results and election of
CALGARY, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - 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, 2016. 
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% 
in Exploration Block "F". Bankers' shares are traded on the Toronto Stock
Exchange and the AIM Market in London, England under the stock symbol BNK. 
SOURCE: Bankers Petroleum Ltd. 
For further information: 
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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    (BNK. BNK)                                                                     

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