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Horn Petroleum Corporation Provides Corporate Update


Vancouver, British Columbia, September 29, 2011 - Horn Petroleum Corporation ("Horn Petroleum" or the "Corporation") reports that it has granted an aggregate of 3,935,000 incentive stock options, 3,350,000 of which were granted to certain officers and directors of the Corporation. The options are exercisable, subject to vesting provisions, over a period of three years at a price of $1.00 per share.

Horn Petroleum Corporation is a Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Puntland, Somalia. The Company holds a 60% interest in the Dharoor and Nugaal blocks encompassing a Jurassic Rift Basin on trend and analogous to the large oil fields in Yemen. The Company's shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "HRN".


"David Grellman" 
President and CEO 

For further information, please contact: Sophia Shane, Corporate Development (604) 689-7842. 


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