TAG Responds to Recent Market Rumors

Vancouver, B.C. – October 18, 2018 – In response to market rumors that have come to its attention, TAG Oil Ltd. (“TAG”, TSX: TAO and OTCQX: TAOIF) stated today that it regularly evaluates potential strategic opportunities to create value for its shareholders. From time to time, this process leads to discussions with potential counterparties. There can be no assurance that any such discussions will ultimately lead to a transaction. As a general policy, TAG does not publicly comment on potential transactions unless and until a binding legal agreement has been signed.

TAG does not anticipate issuing any further public statement regarding any rumors or speculation in the marketplace unless required by applicable laws.

About TAG Oil Ltd.

TAG Oil (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 is poised for significant reserve and production growth with several oil and gas fields under development and high-impact exploration in proven oil and gas fairways. 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/

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Disclaimer

Statements contained in this 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 TAG’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.

Other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements are also set forth in filings that TAG and its independent evaluator have made, including TAG’s most recently filed financial reports, AIFs and reports in Canada under National Instrument 51-101, which can be found under TAG’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. TAG undertakes 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.