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Vivakor Appoints Dr. Khalid Bin Jabor Al Thani to Advisory Board

/ -- LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - March 17, 2016) - Vivakor Inc. (OTC PINK: VIVK) announces today that it has appointed a new advisor to Vivakor, Inc.

Vivakor, an asset acquisition company focused on Natural Resources, specifically Precious Metals and Energy related projects across the globe, today is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Khalid Bin Jabor Al Thani to its Advisory Board effective March 1, 2016. He is also a board member of VivaVentures Energy Group Middle East (VVEG-ME) with offices in Doha, Qatar. This partnership was consummated back in 2015.

Dr. Khalid brings a host of accolades and accomplishments to the Company. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Qatar Cancer Society, and he has served as its Chairman since its inception in 1997. He has also served as Chairman of the Gulf Union Against Cancer since 2000. In addition to his work with the Qatar Cancer Society and the Gulf Union Against Cancer, Dr. Khalid also served as the Vice Chairman of the National Health Authority, which replaced the Ministry of Public Health in Qatar.

Dr. Khalid graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, with a Masters of Health Care Administration. His emphasis is in both planning and budgeting.

A medical doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from King Faisal University (Saudi Arabia), Dr. Khalid worked briefly as a junior physician at Hamad Medical Corporation. Upon returning from the United States, he joined Hamad Medical Corporation as Assistant Medical Director and was then appointed Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry of Public Health. In 1996, he was appointed Undersecretary, and he served as the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Hamad Medical Corporation.

In addition to serving as Undersecretary for the Ministry of Public Health in Qatar, Dr. Khalid left government service for private business in 1998. He served on the Board of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, which is Chaired by HH Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser Al-Misnad, and he serves as Chairman of the Elderly Committee.

Also, Dr. Khalid is Vice Chairman of the Permanent Election Committee. In this function, he plays a major role in empowering women, and he encourages public awareness and participation in the municipal council and in the parliamentary elections, which took place for the first time in the State of Qatar in 1989.

Dr. Khalid also serves on the board of the Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs and is in charge of its Genetic Center. Furthermore, he the Vice Chair and the Managing Director of the Qatar Technical Inspection Company. He also served as the Chairman of Qatar Foundation for the Elderly until 2014. Over the years he has received a multitude of awards for his humanitarian efforts. He is a proud family man with his wife and children.

VVEG will call upon Dr. Khalid's expertise and vast global experience as it further positions itself in the Energy sector abroad. Vivakor's intellectual properties are proprietary and proving industry disruptive with a low cost basis in their operational model in their respective natural resources space. The Company focus is primarily in Precious metal and oil extraction from the oil sands rich area in Eastern Utah. The Company announced in 2015 that it is also utilizing its energy technology to work with companies for remediation and reclamation of contaminated soil affected by oil spills.

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