Trans-Orient Petroleum Files Q2 Results, Board Adds Member

Trans-Orient Petroleum has filed the Company's unaudited consolidated financial statements and the accompanying management's discussion and analysis for the period ending January 31, 2009.

In other news, Mr. Barry MacNeil has accepted the invitation by the Company to re-join the Board of Directors of the Company. In past years, Mr. MacNeil, an independent business man with a significant amount of public company experience, held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and a Director of the Company until he left to pursue other business interests.

Trans-Orient CEO Garth Johnson said, "We look forward to working with Barry again as we continue to prepare for our exploration operations planned for late 2009. We continue to technically evaluate the potential of our East Coast New Zealand permits and are making significant progress delineating our best conventional and unconventional exploration prospects in this exciting, under-drilled basin."