GALE FORCE PETROLEUM STRENGTHENS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DALLAS, TX, Feb. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Gale Force Petroleum Inc. (TSX Venture: GFP) ("Gale Force" and or "the Company") today announced that it has nominated Robert Johnson to its Board of Directors.

"Mr. Johnson brings more than 15 years of experience in venture finance and the junior oil and gas industry," said Michael McLellan, Chairman and CEO of Gale Force Petroleum Inc. "Given his extensive business experience and success in building oil and gas companies in Texas, Mr. Johnson will be a valuable contribution to our Board."

Robert Johnson is a seasoned executive with experience in the technology and oil and gas sectors.  In 1996 Robert took over control of Sundance Digital, a software company in the television and media space.  Over the course of the next 10 years he and his team grew it to be one of the largest providers of software in that sector and then successfully navigated the sale of the company to Avid Technology (NASDAQ: AVID) in 2006.  After the sale of that company, Robert led a small group in the acquisition of an oilfield services company and multiple oil and gas properties in East Texas, which were subsequently acquired by the Company.  Robert is currently the CEO of TeamSupport.com, a software company focusing on the customer support sector, and is also a General Partner in Chenango Capital, an early stage Venture Capital Fund.  

Mr. Johnson's appointment is expected to be renewed by the Board of Directors of the Company following the shareholder's meeting of the Company on February 17, 2011.

ABOUT GALE FORCE PETROLEUM INC. www.GaleForcePetroleum.com  

Gale Force Petroleum is a public corporation focused on acquiring and exploiting undervalued oil and gas reserves in mature basins, bringing operational expertise and capital to lower-risk, development-type projects. The Company currently owns producing oil and gas properties in Texas, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

"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 GALE FORCE PETROLEUM INC.

For further information:

Michael McLellan, CFA, Chairman & CEO, +1.514.221.2030

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