Triangle Petroleum Increases Working Interest in Core Area to 87%

Triangle Petroleum Corp.

Triangle Petroleum reported that it now holds a working interest of 87% in the 475,000 gross acre Windsor Block in Nova Scotia.

Triangle has executed a definitive agreement with Contact Exploration Inc. ("Contact") to acquire Contact's 30% working interest in the Windsor Block in exchange for agreeing to provide Contact a 5.75% non-convertible gross overriding royalty interest. Contact also received a cash payment of $270,000 and Triangle assumed the liabilities related to Contact's former working interest.

Howard Anderson, President of Triangle, indicates, "We would like to thank Contact for their support and cooperation as a responsible joint venture partner. This transaction enables us to increase our focus on the search for a new joint venture partner to invest in our core shale gas project in the Windsor Block."