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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Mountainview Energy Ltd. (TSXV: MVW) (“Mountainview” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the appointments of Mr. Justin K. Balkenbush as Vice President, Operations and Mr. Joseph Montalban as Vice President, Business Development.

Mr. Balkenbush is a registered professional engineer who has been active in the oil and gas industry for over twenty (20) years beginning in 1991 when he worked summers on workover rigs in Northern Montana. He graduated from Montana Tech with a BS in Environmental Engineering in 1995 and started his career with Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). He continued working for ARCO while completing his Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering—graduating with High Honors in 1997. After graduation, Justin moved to Alaska with ARCO (later BP) to work in Prudhoe Bay primarily on completion and stimulation projects. In 2002, Justin transferred with BP to the Gulf of Mexico as a Workover Superintendant until a BP asset sale forced a move to Occidental Petroleum in California. In 2005, Justin took the opportunity to return to the Rocky Mountains beginning his tenure with St. Mary Land & Exploration (now SM Energy) working in the Williston Basin on some of the first Middle Bakken Horizontal wells in North Dakota. Justin worked in various roles of increasing operational and reservoir engineering responsibility with SM Energy focusing primarily on North Dakota Bakken/Three Forks plays in McKenzie and Divide Counties.

Mr. Montalban graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration in 2008. In 2009, Joseph joined Mountainview full time and has since managed Mountainview’s current producing properties located in the South Alberta Bakken Region in North Central Montana. He is currently responsible for 5 field employees, over 80 producing oil/gas wells, 2 water flood projects, and 3 gas compressor stations. Joseph has also assisted Mountainview in expanding its project portfolio to include three new projects in the Williston Basin (Stateline Project, Medicine Lake Project and 12 Gage Project). He has assisted negotiations on several financings for the Company, including securing a $75 million mezzanine financing for the Company’s 12 Gage Project located in Divide County, ND.

Mountainview’s Board of Directors and management team are very pleased to have both Mr. Balkenbush and Mr. Montalban join Mountainview’s executive team and are confident that their wealth of both technical and operational knowledge and experience will be a key component to Mountainview’s success.

About Mountainview

Mountainview Energy Ltd. is a public oil and gas company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, with a primary focus on the exploration, production and development of the Bakken and Three Forks Shale in the Williston Basin and the South Alberta Bakken.

For further information, please contact:

Patrick M. Montalban, President & Chief Executive Officer
Address: PO Box 200, Cut Bank, MT 59427
E-Mail: mvw@bresnan.net
Web Site: mountainviewenergy.com
Fax: (406) 873-2835

CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS

Initial Production Levels

Any references in this news release to initial, early and/or test or production/performance rates and/or “flush” production rates are useful in confirming the presence of hydrocarbons, however, such rates are not determinative of the rates at which such wells will continue production and decline thereafter. Additionally, such rates may also include recovered “load oil” fluids used in well completion stimulation. While encouraging, readers are cautioned not to place reliance on such rates in calculating the aggregate production for the Company. The initial production rate may be estimated based on other third party estimates or limited data available at this time. The initial production is generally estimated using boes.  In all cases in this press release initial production or test are not necessarily indicative of long-term performance of the relevant well or fields or of ultimate recovery of hydrocarbons.

Barrels of Oil Equivalent

Barrels of oil equivalent (boe) is calculated using the conversion factor of 6 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of natural gas being equivalent to one barrel of oil.  Boes may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1 Bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Given that the value ratio based on the current price of crude oil as compared to natural gas is significantly different from the energy equivalency ratio of 6 Mcf: 1 Bbl, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis may be misleading as an indication of value.

Analogous Information

Certain information in this document may constitute “analogous information” as defined in National Instrument 51-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities (“NI 51-101“), including, but not limited to, information relating to the areas in geographical proximity to prospective exploratory lands held or to be to be held by Mountainview or the Borrower.  Such information has been obtained from government sources, regulatory agencies or other industry participants.  Management of Mountainview believes the information is relevant as it helps to define the reservoir characteristics in which Mountainview may hold an interest. Mountainview is unable to confirm that the analogous information was prepared by a qualified reserves evaluator or auditor. Such information is not an estimate of the reserves or resources attributable to lands held or to be held by Mountainview and there is no certainty that the reservoir data and economics information for the lands held or to be held by Mountainview will be similar to the information presented herein. The reader is cautioned that the data relied upon by Mountainview may be in error and/or may not be analogous to such lands to be held by Mountainview.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information contained in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, information related to the expected date of completion of the Wigness Well, the expected date of spudding of the Leininger Well, potential drilling locations and other operational plans.  By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond the Company’s control including the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, environmental risks, competition from other industry participants, the lack of availability of qualified service providers, personnel or management, stock market volatility and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, inability to meet or continue to meet listing requirements, the inability to obtain required consents, permits or approvals and the risk that actual results will vary from the results forecasted and such variations may be material.  Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The Company’s actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits the Company will derive therefrom.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release.  Mountainview disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Additionally, Mountainview undertakes no obligation to comment on the expectations of, or statements made by, third parties in respect of the matters discussed above.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release.  Mountainview disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Additionally, Mountainview undertakes no obligation to comment on the expectations of, or statements made by, third parties in respect of the matters discussed above.

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

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