TAG Oil Announces Overseas Investment Office Approval

Vancouver, B.C. – March 5, 2019 – International oil and gas explorer, TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX: TAO and OTCQX: TAOIF) is pleased to announce that Tamarind Resources Pte. Ltd. (“Tamarind”) has received approval from the New Zealand Overseas Investment Office in relation to the purchase of TAG’s New Zealand assets.

More specifically, consent has been granted under New Zealand’s Overseas Investment Act 2005 for the transfer of ownership of TAG’s Taranaki Basin assets to Tamarind NZ Onshore Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tamarind.

Closing of the transaction is subject to the final pending approval from New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals for the transfer of operatorship to Tamarind. Additional information about the transaction can be found in the management information circular dated November 30, 2018, which is filed under TAG’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

About TAG Oil Ltd.

TAG Oil Ltd. (http://www.tagoil.com/) is an international oil and gas explorer with established high netback production, development and exploration assets, including production infrastructure in New Zealand and Australia. TAG Oil currently has 85,282,252 shares outstanding.

For further information:

Chris Beltgens, Vice President, Corporate Development
Phone: 1-604-682-6496
Email: info@tagoil.com
Website: http://www.tagoil.com/
Blog: www.tagoil.com/media-center/tag-oil-blog/ 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Disclaimer

Statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainty affecting the business of TAG. Such statements can generally, but not always, be identified by words such as “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “intends”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “schedules”, “prepares”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. All estimates and statements that describe the Company’s plans relating to operations are forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary materially from the information provided in this release, and there is no representation by TAG that the actual results realized in the future will be the same in whole or in part as those presented herein.

Also included in this new release are forward-looking statements regarding TAG’s expectations regarding the ability to complete, and the anticipated results of, the transaction. In making the forward-looking statements in this release, TAG has applied certain factors and assumptions that are based on information currently available to TAG as well as TAG’s current beliefs and assumptions made by TAG, including that TAG will be able to complete the transaction on the timelines expected, or at all.

Other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements are also set forth in filings that TAGand its independent evaluator have made, including TAG’s most recently filed reports in Canada under National Instrument 51-101, and the information circular that TAG will file in connection with the Meeting, which can be found under TAG’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. TAGundertakes no obligation, except as otherwise required by law, to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors change.