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Permex Petroleum Announces Filing of Application for Management Cease Trade Order

VANCOUVER, BC, January 31, 2024 – Permex Petroleum Corporation (CSE: OIL) (OTCQB: OILCF) (FSE: 75P) ("Permex" or the "Company") announces that it missed its filing deadline of January 28, 2024 to file the Company’s audited annual financial statements and accompanying management's discussion and analysis, with related CEO and CFO certificates for the financial year ended September 30, 2023 (collectively, the "Annual Filings"), as required under applicable Canadian securities laws.

The Company obtained a Management Cease Trade Order ("MCTO") under National Policy 12-203 – Management Cease Trade Orders ("NP 12-203") from the British Columbia Securities Commission, in connection with the Company's inability to file the Annual Filings on time. The Company applied for a MCTO as it was unable to file its Annual Filings within the required time due to a lack of funds, which prevented the Company from being able to engage its auditors.

The Company expects to file the Annual Filings as soon as they are available, but in any event no later than March 29, 2024. The Company will issue a news release once the Annual Filings are filed. Until the Company files the Annual Filings, it will comply with the alternative information guidelines set out in NP 12-203. The guidelines, among other things, require the Company to issue bi-weekly default status reports, in the form of news releases, for so long as the Annual Filings have not been filed.

During the MCTO, the general investing public will continue to be able to trade in the Company's common shares (the “Shares”) listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange. However, the Company's CEO, CFO and such other directors, officers and persons as determined by the applicable regulatory authorities will not be able to trade in the Shares, nor will the Company be able to, directly or indirectly, issue securities to or acquire securities from an insider or employee of the Company except in accordance with legally binding obligations to do so existing as of January 28, 2024, being the date of the Company’s continuous disclosure default.

The Company is not subject to any insolvency proceedings. If the Company provides any information to any of its creditors during the period in which it is in default of filing the Annual Filings, the Company confirms that it will also file material change reports on SEDAR+ containing such information.

About Permex Petroleum Corporation

Permex Petroleum is a uniquely positioned junior oil and gas company with assets and operations across the Permian Basin of West Texas and the Delaware Sub-Basin of New Mexico. The Company focuses on combining its low-cost development of Held by Production assets for sustainable growth with its current and future Blue-Sky projects for scale growth. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Permex Petroleum US Corporation, is a licensed operator in both states, and owns and operates on private, state and federal land. For more information, please visit www.permexpetroleum.com.

Contact Information

Permex Petroleum Corporation
Mehran Ehsan
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
(469) 804-1306

Gregory Montgomery
Chief Financial Officer
(469) 804-1306

Or for investor relations, please contact:
Renmark Financial Communications Inc.
Steve Hosein: [email protected]
Tel.: (416) 644-2020 or (212)-812-7680
www.renmarkfinancial.com

Forward-Looking Statements

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This release includes certain statements and information that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company regarding future events. Generally, forward-looking statements and information can be identified using forward-looking terminology such as "intends" or "anticipates", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "should", "would" or "occur". This information and these statements, referred to herein as "forward‐looking statements", are not historical facts, are made as of the date of this news release and include without limitation, statements regarding discussions of future plans, estimates and forecasts and statements as to management's expectations and intentions with respect to, among other things, management expectations regarding the Company’s ability to file the Annual Filings within the time period described herein.

These forward‐looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties and actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things: the Company being unable to file the Annual Filings in the proposed timeframe; recent market volatility; and the state of the financial markets for the Company’s securities.

In making the forward-looking statements in this news release, the Company has applied certain material assumptions, including without limitation, that: the Company will be able to file the Annual Filings in the proposed time frame.

Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, forward-looking information or financial outlook that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. We seek safe harbor.

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