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Barnwell Industries, Inc. Reports Closing of Acquisition of Canadian Oil and Gas Assets

HONOLULU, Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Barnwell Industries, Inc. (NYSE American: BRN) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiaries have closed on the acquisition of interests in oil and natural gas properties located in the Twining area of Alberta, Canada. The Company entered into a purchase and sale agreement with an independent third party for the purchase of these assets in July, 2018.  The purchase price for Barnwell interests effective July 1, 2018 is approximately US$10,500,000, at current Canadian dollar exchange rates, before customary adjustments.

Mr. Alexander C. Kinzler, commented, “This transaction reflects the strategic purchase by the Company of what will now be its largest oil property.”

The information contained in this press release contains “forward-looking statements,” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  A forward-looking statement is one which is based on current expectations of future events or conditions and does not relate to historical or current facts.  These statements include various estimates, forecasts, projections of Barnwell’s future performance, statements of Barnwell’s plans and objectives, and other similar statements.  Forward-looking statements include phrases such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “predicts,” “estimates,” “assumes,” “projects,” “may,” “will,” “will be,” “should,” or similar expressions.  Although Barnwell believes that its current expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it cannot assure that the expectations contained in such forward-looking statements will be achieved.  Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in such statements.  The risks, uncertainties and other factors that might cause actual results to differ materially from Barnwell’s expectations are set forth in the “Forward-Looking Statements,” “Risk Factors” and other sections of Barnwell’s annual report on Form 10-K for the last fiscal year and Barnwell’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Investors should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, as they speak only as of the date of this press release, and Barnwell expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein.

CONTACT:

Alexander C. Kinzler
Chief Executive Officer and President                      

Russell M. Gifford
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Tel: (808) 531-8400