Jericho Oil Closes Private Placements for Proceeds of $5.39 Million

VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 6, 2017 – Further to news releases dated Nov. 25, 2016 and Dec. 23, 2016, Jericho Oil Corporation (“Jericho”) (TSX-V: JCO; OTC: JROOF) announces that it has closed two non-brokered private placement financings (the “Offerings”) for total gross proceeds of C$5,385,756 and has issued 13,464,392 units (“Units”) at a price of $0.40 per Unit.

Each Unit is comprised of one common share (a “Share”) and one half warrant (a “Warrant”) with each full Warrant being exercisable into one additional Share at a price of $0.60 per Share for a period of 36 months from closing.

Proceeds from the Offerings will be used for acquisitions which are primarily proven, developed and producing assets, the continued development of Jericho’s existing asset base in Oklahoma and working capital.

Final TSX Venture Exchange approval has been received for the Offerings. All securities issued pursuant to the Offerings are subject to a four month and one day hold period from the date of issuance.

About Jericho Oil Corporation

Jericho is a growth-oriented oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of overlooked and undervalued oil properties in the Mid-Continent. For more information, please visit www.jerichooil.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release includes certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities laws. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from Jericho’s expectations include risks related to the exploration stage of Jericho’s project; market fluctuations in prices for securities of exploration stage companies; and uncertainties about the availability of additional financing.

Neither the 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.

CONTACTS:

Tony Blancato,

Director, Investor Relations

P: 918.986.7616

or

Adam Rabiner,

Director, Corporate Communications

P: 604.343.4534
investorrelations@jerichooil.com