TORONTO, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - ADIRA ENERGY LTD. (TSXV: ADL) (OTCBB: ADENF) ( FRANKFURT: AORLB8). Adira Energy Ltd. (" Adira" or the " Company") today announces the Company has granted Jeffrey E. Walter, Chief Executive Officer 2,000,000 incentive stock options of Adira. The stock option grant is subject to regulatory approval. Terms of the options include an exercise price of $0.25 per common share, a vesting schedule allowing for the vesting of 12.5% of the options granted every six months with the initial amount vesting on the date that is six months from the date hereof, resulting in the options being fully vested on March 14, 2016. The options expire on March 14, 2017. About Adira Energy Ltd. Adira Energy Ltd. is an oil and gas company which focuses offshore Israel. The Company has three petroleum exploration licenses; the Gabriella, Yitzhak and Samuel Licenses. These licenses are located respectively 10 km offshore between Netanya and Ashdod, 17 km offshore between Hadera and Netanya and adjacent to the coast between Ashkelon and Bat-Yam. The Company has received two resource reports related to the Gabriella and the Yitzhak licenses, prepared by Netherland Sewell & Associates Inc. and titled "Estimates of Unrisked Contingent and Prospective Resources to the Adira Energy Ltd. Interest in Discoveries and Prospects located in Block 387 (Gabriella) Offshore Israel" dated March 1, 2012 and "Estimates of Unrisked Prospective Resources to the Adira Energy Ltd. Interest in Certain Prospective Reservoirs located in Block 380 (Yitzhak) Offshore Israel" dated March 1, 2012. Both reports are available at www.SEDAR.comForward-Looking Statement Disclaimer This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this press release, other than statements of historical facts, including those that announce proposed financings that the Company expects to complete, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include the failure of investors who are believed to have committed to the financings to complete them as a result of general market conditions, adverse developments unique to such investors, or otherwise. Accordingly, the actual amounts raised may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. In addition, please note that statements relating to "resources" or "reserves" are deemed to be forward- looking statements, as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimated and assumptions that the resources or reserves described can be profitably produced in the future. Such statements represent the Company's internal projections, estimated or beliefs, concerning, among other things an outlook on the estimated amounts and timing of capital expenditures, anticipated future debt levels and incentive fees or revenues or other expectation, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumption, intentions or statement about future events or performance. These statements are only predictions. Actual events or results may differ materially. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results since such results are inherently subject to significant business, economic, corporate, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company and the foregoing list of important factors is not exhaustive. The statements contained herein are made as of the date hereof and the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Company shareholders and potential investors should carefully consider the information contained in the Company's filing with Canadian securities administrators at www.sedar.com before making investment decisions with regard to the Company. The statements made in this Press Release may contain forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations and projections.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. SOURCE Adira Energy Ltd.