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Cequence Energy Increases Size of Private Placement of Flow Through Shares

/ -- CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct 12, 2016) - Cequence Energy Ltd. ("Cequence") (TSX:CQE) is pleased to announce that, in connection with its previously announced private placement financing, Cequence and the syndicate of agents led by Peters & Co. Limited have agreed to increase the size of the "commercially reasonable efforts" agency private placement financing. Cequence will now issue up to 34,500,000 common shares on a "flow through" basis pursuant to the Income Tax Act (Canada) at a price of $0.29 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of up to $10 million.

The gross proceeds from the private placement will be used by Cequence to incur eligible Canadian development expenses (as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada)) on or before December 31, 2016. Cequence intends to drill wells offsetting its recent strong 16-33-61-27W5 Montney well in West Simonette. Management characterizes the Western Simonette area with high gas rates, field condensate rates greater than 35 bbl/mmcf and higher netbacks. The purchasers of shares will be entitled to renunciations from Cequence of Canadian development expenses in an amount equal to the subscription amount effective December 31, 2016.

The private placement is expected to close on or about October 28, 2016.

The private placement is subject to certain conditions including normal regulatory approvals and specifically, the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange. The shares issued pursuant to the private placement will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months plus one day from the date of completion of the private placement, in accordance with applicable securities legislation.

About Cequence:

Cequence is a publicly traded Canadian energy company involved in the acquisition, exploitation, exploration, development and production of natural gas and crude oil in western Canada. Further information about Cequence may be found in its continuous disclosure documents filed with Canadian securities regulators at

Forward-Looking Information:

Certain information included in this press release constitutes forward-looking information under applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes, such as making investment decisions. Forward-looking information typically contains statements with words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "intend", "estimate", "propose", "project" or similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Forward-looking information in this press release may include, but is not limited to, information with respect to: the expected closing date of the private placement; the renunciations to purchasers under the private placement; and the timing and use of proceeds to incur eligible CDE expenses. Forward-looking information is based on a number of factors and assumptions which have been used to develop such information but which may prove to be incorrect. Although Cequence believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information is reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information because Cequence can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. In addition to other factors and assumptions which may be identified in this press release, assumptions have been made regarding and are implicit in, among other things: the timely receipt of any required regulatory approvals; the ability of Cequence to incur eligible Canadian Development expenses; the ability of Cequence to obtain qualified staff, equipment and services in a timely and cost efficient manner; future oil and natural gas prices; currency, exchange and interest rates; the regulatory framework regarding royalties, taxes and environmental matters; and the ability of Cequence to successfully market its oil and natural gas products. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all factors and assumptions which have been used.

Forward-looking information is based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by Cequence and described in the forward-looking information. The material risk factors affecting Cequence and its business are contained in Cequence's Annual Information Form which is available under Cequence's issuer profile on SEDAR at The forward-looking information contained in this press release is made as of the date hereof and Cequence undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable securities laws. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

Cequence Energy Ltd.
Todd Brown
(403) 806-4049
Cequence Energy Ltd.
David Gillis
CFO and Executive VP
(403) 806-4041

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