Simba Energy Oversubscribes Private Placement To $4.335 Million

Simba Energy Inc. (the “Company”) (TSX Venture: SMB) (Frankfurt: GDA) (OTCQX: SMBZF) is pleased to announce that due to increased demand it has oversubscribed its non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”) announced on March 2, 2012.

Subject to final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, up to 54,191,250 units (the “Units”) will be issued at $0.08 per Unit for gross proceeds of $4,335,300. Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company and one common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will be exercisable into one common share of the Company for a period of 24 months from closing at an exercise price of $0.16 per share.

The proceeds of the Private Placement will be used for advancing all outstanding Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) and for general working capital. Finder’s fees may be payable in whole or part on the Private Placement in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The securities issued with respect to the Private Placement will be subject to a four month hold period in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws. Closing of the Private Placement is expected to occur on or before April 5, 2012 and is subject to receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals.

About Simba Energy Inc.

Simba Energy is a Vancouver, B.C. based oil and gas exploration company focusing on underexplored overlooked basins in its pursuit of hydrocarbon opportunities in Africa (currently Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Guinea and Ghana). These regions have shown increased promise for the development of new hydrocarbon deposits. The Company's senior management team aims to leverage its expertise and affiliations to pursue, secure and develop strategic assets that demonstrate high potential for drilling and or production operations; and to do so in a manner of best practices and to the betterment of those communities where it operates.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Robert Dinning, President & CEO

We seek safe harbour.

Reader Advisory

“Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.”

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements”. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that the Company expects to occur, are forward looking statements, including statements about the Private Placement. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “could” or “should” occur. 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 may differ materially from those in forward looking statements. Factors that cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include gold prices, results of exploration and development activities, regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of materials and equipment, timeliness of government approvals, continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, market or business conditions. The Company cautions the foregoing list of important factors is not exhaustive. Investors and others who base themselves on the Company's forward-looking statements should carefully consider the above factors as well as the uncertainties they represent and the risk they entail. The Company believes that the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct. Please see the public filings of the Company at www.sedar.com for further information.

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