Harvest Extends Purchase Offer of Grand Petroleum

Harvest Energy and Grand Petroleum report that 21,310,419 common shares of Grand, representing approximately 74.6% of the issued and outstanding shares, have been tendered pursuant to the previously announced by Harvest Grand Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvest) to acquire all of the common shares of Grand at a price of $3.84 per share. The Offer was originally scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m. (Calgary time) on July 26, 2007. Harvest has instructed the depository under the Offer to take up and pay for all validly deposited shares of Grand as of the initial expiry time of the Offer.

Harvest Grand Inc. has extended the Offer to 5:00 p.m. (Calgary time) on August 9, 2007, to allow additional time for the Grand Shareholders who have not deposited their shares of Grand to tender their shares to the Offer. Subsequent thereto, Harvest Grand Inc. intends to acquire all of the remaining Grand shares not deposited under the Offer either by the compulsory acquisition provisions of the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) or pursuant to a subsequent acquisition transaction. A notice of this extension will be mailed to the remaining Grand Shareholders on July 27, 2007.

Pursuant to the Pre-Acquisition Agreement, the Grand directors and officers resigned concurrently with Harvest Grand Inc. acquiring the Grand shares, and all unexercised options to acquire Grand shares have been terminated. Nominees of Harvest have filled the Grand director and officer vacancies.


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