Coastal Energy Announces Insider Transaction


    
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    AIM: CEO
    TSX-V: CEN
    
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<p><location>HOUSTON</location>, <chron>Oct. 15</chron> /CNW/ - Coastal Energy Company (the "Company" or "Coastal") (TSX-V: CEN, AIM: CEO), an independent exploration and production company with assets in <location>Thailand</location>, announces that it was notified on <chron>October 15, 2009</chron> of the following purchase of ordinary shares in the Company:</p>
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    Directors             Title     Shares    Date(s) of    Price     Shares
                                   Purchased   Purchase                Owned
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    Bernard de Combret  Chairman of
                        the Board   158,716  Oct 13, 2009  CAD 4.9908 571,975
    All other directors                0                              142,500
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    Total all directors             158,716                           714,475
    
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<p>As of today, Mr. de Combret's holdings represent 0.58% of the total common stock issued and outstanding of 99,380,720 shares.</p>
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<p>Additional information, including the Company's complete competent person's report may be found on the Company's website, <a href="http://www.CoastalEnergy.com">www.CoastalEnergy.com</a> or may be found in documents filed on SEDAR, <a href="http://www.sedar.com">www.sedar.com</a>.</p>
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<p>These securities have not been registered under <location>United States</location> Securities Act of 1933 (the "US Securities Act") or the securities laws of any state and may not be offered or sold in the <location>United States</location> or to US persons (as defined in Regulation S under the US Securities Act) unless an exemption from registration is available.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Enquiries: Coastal Energy Company: Randy L. Bartley, Chief Executive Officer, (713) 877-6705; William C. Phelps, Chief Financial Officer, (713) 877-6727, Email: investor@CoastalEnergy.com; Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated Adviser): +44 (0) 20 7409 3494, Rory Murphy, Paul Cocker; Thomas Weisel Partners (Broker): +44 (0) 20 7877 4300, Paul Colucci; Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited (Broker): +44 (0) 20 3037 2000, Ben Colegrave, Paul Connolly; Buchanan Communications: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000, Tim Thompson, Catherine Breen, Katharine Sutton

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