January 28th 2013, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Simba Energy Inc. (“Simba”) (TSXV: SMB, Frankfurt: GDA, OTCQX: SMBZF), the onshore pan-African oil & gas explorer with assets in Kenya, Guinea and Chad, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Paul Vonk as its VP, Capital Markets.

Paul has extensive experience as an investment banker advising oil & gas companies on their capital structures, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and farm-out negotiations (including Chad). Most recently, Paul was working in Nomura’s London Natural Resources & Power team. Previously, he covered the oil & gas sector at RBS and ABN AMRO and was a Senior Field Engineer at Baker Hughes.

Paul has an MBA from the University of Oxford, Said Business School, and a MSc. in Mining and Petroleum Engineering from Delft, the Netherlands.

Hassan Hassan, Managing Director, Operations said, “We welcome Paul on board. We have a very exciting and busy schedule this year and look forward to Paul applying his expertise and experience to our key blocks in Chad as well as Kenya and Guinea.”

In addition, Simba has opened an office in London, UK, which will house its operating and technical team.

The London office address is:
Simba Energy
1st floor
29-30 St James’s Street
London SW1A 1HB
United Kingdom


Robert Dinning, President & CEO

For further information contact Simba Energy Inc. at 604-641-4450 or visit: www.simbaenergy.ca , or email: info@simbaenergy.ca, or Mark Sommer, Toll Free: 1-855-777-4622. Or;
Financial Public Relations (UK), Lionsgate Communications, Jonathan Charles, jcharles@lionsgatecomms.com , or +44 (0)7791 892509.

We seek safe harbour.

About Simba Energy Inc.

Simba Energy Inc. is a Pan-African oil and gas exploration company with onshore PSCs in Kenya, Guinea and Chad. Simba focuses on onshore oil and gas exploration in areas that are under developed or not previously exploited.

Simba’s objective is to establish itself as a diversified international developer and producer with a growing oil & gas acreage position and significant upside potential.