Contact Exploration Announces Private Placement of Flow-Through Common Shares

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CALGARY, Dec. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Contact Exploration Inc. ("Contact" or the "Company") (TSXV: CEX) announces that it is carrying out a non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of common shares in the capital of the Company, to be issued on a "flow-through" basis pursuant to the Income Tax Act (Canada) ("Flow-Through Shares").  Contact expects to issue a minimum of 6,250,000 Flow-Through Shares in the Private Placement, at a price of $0.24 per share, for minimum aggregate gross proceeds of $1,500,000.

Contact expects to use the proceeds of the Private Placement to incur eligible Canadian Exploration Expenses to fund its ongoing capital programs prior to December 31, 2013.  These qualifying Canadian Exploration Expense expenditures will be renounced to subscribers effective December 31, 2012.

The Flow-Through Shares to be issued pursuant to the Private Placement will be subject to a four-month hold period from the closing date.

The Private Placement is subject to approval from the TSX Venture Exchange.

About Contact Exploration Inc.

Contact Exploration Inc. is a public oil and gas company which has a long-term history of operating in Atlantic Canada and has recently demonstrated success in Alberta's liquids-rich Montney Formation tight gas play. For more information, please see the Company's website: www.contactexp.com

ADVISORY ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains certain forward-looking information and statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words "expect", "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe", "plans", "intends" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information or statements.  In particular, but without limiting the forgoing, this press release contains statements concerning the anticipated closing of the Private Placement and the anticipated use of the proceeds of the Private Placement. 

Forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of material factors, expectations or assumptions of Contact which have been used to develop such statements and information but which may prove to be incorrect. Although Contact believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because Contact can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct.  Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties.  The closing of the Private Placement could be delayed if Contact is not able to obtain the necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals on the timelines it has planned.  The Private Placement will not be completed at all if these approvals are not obtained or some other condition to the closing is not satisfied.  Accordingly, there is a risk that the Private Placement will not be completed within the anticipated time or at all.  The intended use of the proceeds of the Private Placement by Contact might change if the board of directors of the Company determines that it would be in the best interests of Contact to deploy the proceeds for some other Canadian Exploration Expense expenditures.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and Contact undertakes no obligations to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE Contact Exploration Inc.




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