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ERHC Energy Inc. Updates Shareholders on Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

HOUSTON, April 17, 2012 – ERHC Energy Inc. (OTCBB: ERHE), a publicly traded American company with oil and gas assets in Sub-Saharan Africa, today issued the following update on Company activities from Peter Ntephe, chief executive officer.

To ERHC Shareholders:

I am pleased to update our shareholders and the investment community on the upcoming Annual Meeting of ERHC Energy Inc. Shareholders.

Annual General Meeting

I hope all shareholders will join us for the Annual Meeting which is  scheduled to take place at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at The Renaissance Houston Hotel, 6 Greenway Plaza East, in Houston, Texas. Annual Meetings uniquely offer shareholders of the Company an exclusive opportunity to meet and interact with the Company’s management and directors as well as with other shareholders.

The business of next week’s meeting will include electing five Directors, each to serve for the term expiring in 2013 or until a successor is elected and qualified, ratifying the appointment of MaloneBailey, LLP, as our independent accountants for the 2012 fiscal year and transacting other business that may properly come before the meeting. The meeting will be followed by a brief management presentation, after which we will answer questions from those in attendance.

How to Vote at the Meeting

Only shareholders of record of shares of ERHC Common Stock as of the close of business on March 26, 2012, and/or those possessing a valid proxy card are entitled to vote at the meeting.

Shareholders whose shares are held beneficially in the name of a bank, broker or nominee who wish to vote directly should contact the relevant bank, broker or nominee to forward to them a valid proxy card for the number of shares that they hold.  Shareholders should please note that the proxy statement has a specific proxy card and shareholder unique content; a mere statement of account or similar certification from the bank, broker or nominee is not the requisite proxy card. 

Voting in Advance

We strongly encourage shareholders to vote in advance, so votes can be verified and tallied prior to the meeting. For those shareholders with access to the Internet, online voting may be the quickest and most convenient method of voting. If voting online, please follow the instructions on the proxy card. All online votes must be received by the Company’s transfer agent on or before 5:00 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

Shareholders who wish to vote by mail, should sign and date the proxy card you received and return it to the Company’s stock transfer agent: Corporate Stock Transfer, 3200 Cherry Creek Drive South, Suite 430, Denver, Colorado 80209. All mailed proxies must be received by the Company’s stock transfer agent, on or before 5:00 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

Admission to the Meeting

In addition to tendering a valid proxy card, other verifiable evidence of being a shareholder of the Company as of the close of business on March 26, 2012, or shareholder of record confirmation by the intake desk at the meeting, anyone wishing to be admitted into the Annual Meeting of Shareholders will need to present photo identification.

If you do not provide photo identification or comply with the other procedures outlined above, you will not be admitted to or allowed to participate in the Annual Meeting. These policies are discussed in further detail in ERHC’s Proxy materials accessible through ERHC’s website at

We have also posted a Q&A on these matters on the ERHC website at

While the interim results will be announced at the meeting, the final results of the voting will be published a few days after the meeting after final verification and certification by the Company’s stock transfer agent.

We appreciate your continued interest in ERHC.

If you have questions, please ask the Company directly through its investor relations representative, Dan Keeney (214.432.7556 or 


Peter Ntephe

Chief Executive Officer


This press release contains statements concerning ERHC Energy Inc.’s future operating milestones, future drilling operations, the planned exploration and appraisal program, future prospects, future investment opportunities and financing plans, future shareholders’ meetings as well as other matters that are not historical facts or information.  Such statements are inherently subject to a variety of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, projected, expressed or implied.  A discussion of the risk factors that could impact these areas and the Company’s overall business and financial performance can be found in the Company’s reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These factors include, among others, those relating to the Company’s ability to exploit its commercial interests in Chad, the JDZ and the Exclusive Economic Zone of São Tomé and Príncipe, general economic and business conditions, changes in foreign and domestic oil and gas exploration and production activity, competition, changes in foreign, political, social and economic conditions, regulatory initiatives and compliance with governmental regulations and various other matters, many of which are beyond the Company’s control. Given these concerns, investors and analysts should not place undue reliance on these statements. Each of the above statements speaks only as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any of the above statements is based.


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