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2016-02-18

Gripen Oil & Gas: Gripen Oil & Gas AB (publ) Q4 and Year end 2015 financial & operational report

Gripen Oil & Gas AB (publ) (GOG), focussed on exploring for and
producing oil and gas in Sweden, announces an operational and
unaudited financial update for the fourth quarter and 12 months
period ending 31st of December 2015.

Financial summary:

· The Group has no revenue to report during the fourth quarter of
2015, result after tax for the Gripen Group's foruth quarter amounted
to SEK -16,6 million (SEK -1.1 million during Q4 2014) with a result
per share of -0.16 (-0.01, Q4 2014).

· Result after tax for Gripen Group's 2015 amounted to SEK -18.9
million (SEK -4.1 million, 2014) with a result per share for the
period of -0.18 (-0,04).

· Approximately SEK 0.9 million (SEK 4.5 million 2014) in cash at
the end of December 2015.

· Impairment of oil and gas assets during the fourth quarter
affected the Group result negatively with SEK -16.3 million.

Operational summary:

The fourth quarter saw further weakening in oil and gas prices.

On 14 December 2015 the Board took the decision to write down the oil
and gas assets in Östergötland and Gotland to reflect the low oil and
gas prices. An EGM was called for 28 January 2016 to reduce the share
capital. The results of the EGM are shown below. The proposed write
down led to Aktietorget moving GOG onto the observation list on the
exchange until the company presents its plans going forward regarding
future funding and operations.

Despite the weakness in price we continued to look for opportunities
in the resource sector and related industries that would compliment
GOG.

No operational work was carried out on the Östergötland and Gotland
exploration permits.

Important events after the expiration of the reporting period:

An extra General Meeting in Gripen Oil & Gas was held on January 28th
2016 in Stockholm. The following decisions were passed by the
meeting:

- Decision to reduce the share capital without redemption of shares

The meeting decided to reduce the company's share capital with SEK
10,175,522.20 by allocation to a non-restricted reserve to be used in
accordance with the shareholders' decision. The reduction of the
share capital will be made without redemption of shares by changing
the share quota value from SEK 0.10 to SEK 0.005 per share. After
registration of the share capital reduction, the share capital will
amount to SEK 535,553.80 distributed on 107,110,760 shares with a
quota value of SEK 0.005 per share.

- Decision on delisting

The meeting decided to reject the proposal under item 7 resulting in
that the Gripen shares will remain listed on AktieTorget. The reason
for this is that Gripen has been approached by a company which may
result in a merger if it is of benefit to the shareholders of Gripen.
Therefore it was decided to remain listed on AktieTorget as the board
considers this to be an advantage to Gripen.

The Board will communicate as soon as there are concrete information
to announce regarding such potential merger.

- Decision on authorization to issue shares

The Extra General Meeting decided to authorize the Board of Directors
to, at one or more occasions before the next Extra General Meeting,
with or without deviation from the pre-emption rights of
shareholders, resolve upon the new issue shares, warrants and/or
convertibles. The issue of shares, warrants and/or convertibles may
increase the number of shares by a maximum of 292,889,240 shares
corresponding to an increase in share capital of maximum SEK
1,464,446.20.

Impairments

Following the sharp decline in oil prices from USD 114/bbl in July
2014 to USD 31/bbl in February 2016 and a 65% reduction in spot gas
prices since December 2014 the board of Gripen Oil & Gas has decided
to impair the book values of mainly its gas projects in the balance
sheet of the Group with approximately SEK 16.3 million, which affects
the result negatively as per year end 2015. The impairment is done in
order to better align the balance sheet values with the current
pricing of hydrocarbon assets.

Value is held for the oil exploration assets on Gotland. The board is
of the opinion that Gripen Oil & Gas has potential oil resources on
Gotland that could be accessed if the oil price recovers within the
coming years.

Lack of share capital

As a result of the impairment of the book values above, the share
capital of the parent company needs to be reduced by way of an
allocation to a non-restricted reserve in order to cover the loss. At
the end of 2015 more than 50% of the share capital was consumed,
mainly as a result of the impairment the of oil and gas assets. The
share capital was restored after the expiration of the reporting
period by the decision to reduce the restricted equity on the EGM
held on the 28th of January 2016.

Share issues during the year

No shares have been issued during 2015. The total number of issued
shares at the end of 2015 amounts to 107,110,760.

No latent dilution exists at the end of 2015.

Auditor's review

This interim report has not been subject to a special review by the
Company's auditors.

Share dividends

The Board of Gripen Oil & Gas proposes that no dividend shall be
distributed for the financial year 2015.

Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting will be held on the 27th of May 2016 in
Stockholm. Premises and exact time for the General Meeting will be
announced in the formal notice to the meeting.

Upcoming reports

Q1 2016: May 20th 2016
Q2 and 6 months interim report 2016: August 25th 2016
Q3 and 9 months interim report 2016: November 17th 2016
Q4 and Year End report 2016: February 16th 2017

Contact:

Stephen Crabtree

T: +46 72 526 69 88

E: info@gripenab.com

Web site: www.gripenab.com

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