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July 29, 2019

Appointment of independent non-executive director and changes in composition of board committees

Hong Kong (July 29, 2019) and CalgaryAlberta (July 29, 2019) - The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. (the “Corporation” or “Sunshine”) (HKEX: 2012) is pleased to announce that Mr. Alfa Li (“Mr. Li”) has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director, a member of each of the audit committee (the “Audit Committee”), the compensation committee (the “Compensation Committee”) and the corporate governance committee (the “Corporate Governance Committee”) of the Corporation with effect from July 29, 2019.


The biographical detail of Mr. Li is as follows:

Mr. Li, aged 46, obtained the EMBA master degree from the Peking University and graduated from British Columbia Institute of Technology in the 90s.

He has over 16 years of experience in the financial services and investment banking industry, with extensive knowledge and experience in asset management, corporate finance and public company corporate governance. Mr. Li is currently the director and partner of Sow Capital and is in charge of SOW’s North American investment / projects. Prior to joining the SOW Fund, Mr. Li served as the managing director at the Sinopolaris Fund, and was the Chief Representative of Carret China opportunity fund, and the deputy general manager of Investment Division of CITIC International Assets Management Limited. He also has been the director of the ING Bank and the investment manager of Standard Bank. Mr. Li has been actively involved and engaged in many securities and corporate finance transactions, as well as being responsible for successfully setting up and running several international private equity funds.

There is no service contract between the Corporation and Mr. Li and he has not been appointed for a specific term. Mr. Li is entitled to receive director’s emolument in accordance with the emolument policy of the Corporation (such emolument policy is subject to revision by the Compensation Committee of the Corporation). In accordance with the Corporation’s articles of incorporation and by-laws, Mr. Li shall hold office as a Director subject to re-election at the next annual general meeting of the Corporation.

Save as disclosed in this announcement, Mr. Li has not held any directorships in other listed public companies in the last three years and does not hold any other positions in the Corporation nor in any other subsidiaries of the Corporation. Mr. Li does not have any relationship with any Directors, senior management, substantial or controlling shareholders of the Corporation, nor does he has any interests in the securities of the Corporation within the meaning of Part XV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Chapter 571 of the Laws of Hong Kong).

Save as disclosed above, Mr. Li has confirmed that there is no other information that is required to be disclosed in accordance with Rule 13.51(2)(h) to (v) of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and there is no other matter relating to his appointment that needs to be brought to the attention of the shareholders of the Corporation.


The Board would like to announce that, immediately following the appointment of Mr. Li as an independent non-executive Director, he was further appointed as a member of each of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee with immediate effect.

The Board extends its welcome to Mr. Li.


The Corporation is a Calgary based public corporation listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since March 1, 2012. The Corporation is focused on the development of its significant holdings of oil sands leases in the Athabasca oil sands region. The Corporation owns interests in approximately one million acres of oil sands and petroleum and natural gas leases in the Athabasca region. The Corporation is currently focused on executing milestone undertakings in the West Ells project area. West Ells has an initial production target of 5,000 barrels per day.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Mr. Kwok Ping Sun
Executive Chairman
Tel: (852) 3188 9298

Email: [email protected]


This announcement contains forward-looking information relating to, among other things, the plans and expectations of the Corporation. Such forward-looking information is subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors. All statements other than statements and information of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The use of words such as “estimate”, “forecast”, “expect”, “project”, “plan”, “target”, “vision”, “goal”, “outlook”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “believe”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “potential”, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the Corporation’s experience, current beliefs, assumptions, information and perception of historical trends available to the Corporation, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to those associated with resource definition and expected reserves and contingent and prospective resources estimates, unanticipated costs and expenses, regulatory approval, fluctuating oil and gas prices, expected future production, the ability to access sufficient capital to finance future development and credit risks, changes in Alberta’s regulatory framework, including changes to regulatory approval process and land-use designations, royalty, tax, environmental, greenhouse gas, carbon and other laws or regulations and the impact thereof and the costs associated with compliance. Although the Corporation believes that the expectations represented by such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions and factors discussed in this announcement are not exhaustive and readers are not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as the Corporation’s actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. The Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, subsequent to the date of this announcement, except as required under applicable securities legislation. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this announcement and are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing lists are not exhaustive and are made as at the date hereof. For a full discussion of the Corporation’s material risk factors, see the Corporation’s annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2018 and risk factors described in other documents we file from time to time with securities regulatory authorities, all of which are available on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at, on the SEDAR website at or on the Corporation’s website at