HOUSTON, April 24, 2012 – ERHC Energy Inc. (OTCBB: ERHE), a publicly traded American company with oil and gas assets in Sub-Saharan Africa, today announced that online and  mailed-in voting in advance of this week’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders will close at 5:00 p.m. (CDT) on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. ERHC’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders is  scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at The Renaissance Houston Hotel, 6 Greenway Plaza East, in Houston, Texas.

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. (CDT) on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Shareholders who wish to vote by mail should sign and date the proxy card received and return it to the Company’s stock transfer agent. It must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (CDT) on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Votes can however still be cast physically, in person, for a specified period during the meeting at the meeting venue.

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 in advance or at the meeting.

The business of this 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. For more information, visit http://erhc.com/secfilings/.

About ERHC Energy

ERHC Energy Inc. is a Houston-based independent oil and gas company focused on growth through high impact exploration in Africa and the development of undeveloped and marginal oil and gas fields. ERHC is committed to creating and delivering significant value for its shareholders, investors and employees, and to sustainable and profitable growth through risk balanced smart exploration, cost efficient development and high margin production. For more information, visit www.erhc.com.


Cautionary Statement

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.