Pacific Rubiales announces new date for year-end financial results filing and conference call
Mar 26, 2009

    TORONTO, March 26 /CNW/ - Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX: PRE) today
announced it will file its financial statements for the financial year ending
December 31, 2008, together with its management's discussion and analysis of
financial results, at market close on Tuesday, March 31 instead of Friday,
March 27, 2009. The change in the filing date is due to additional time
requested by the auditors to complete their procedures. The company's senior
management will discuss the company's financial results during a conference
call scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight
Time (EDT).Call-in details are as follows:

    Toronto & International: (416) 644 3416

    North America: 1 (800) 732 6179Pacific Rubiales, a Canadian-based company and producer of natural gas
and heavy crude oil, owns 100 percent of Meta Petroleum Corp., a Colombian oil
operator which operates the Rubiales and Piriri oil fields in the Llanos Basin
in association with Ecopetrol S.A., the Colombian national oil company. The
company is focused on identifying opportunities primarily within the eastern
Llanos Basin of Colombia as well as in other areas in Colombia and northern
Peru. Pacific Rubiales has a current net production of approximately 34,000
barrels of oil equivalent per day, with working interests in 34 blocks in
Colombia and Peru. Effective March 24, 2009, the company will be included on
the S&P/TSX Composite Index.

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For further information:
For further information: Mr. Ronald Pantin, Chief Executive Officer and
Director, Mr. Jose Francisco Arata, President and Director, (416) 362-7735;
Belinda Labatte, (647) 436-2152