GALE FORCE PETROLEUM ANNOUNCES SHAREHOLDER MEETING RESULTS, NEW CHIEF OF OPERATIONS

MONTREAL, Feb. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Gale Force Petroleum Inc. (TSXV: GFP) ("Gale Force" or the "Company") announced that all resolutions proposed at the Annual and Special Meeting of its Shareholders held today were approved. 

The Company also announced that it has appointed Emery Johnson as its new Interim Chief Operating Officer. John Trosclair, P.E., who stepped down for the position of Interim Chief Operating Officer, will continue to serve the Company on its Board of Directors and as Chairman of its Reserves Committee.

"Emery Johnson brings more than 40 years of management experience and has intimate knowledge of growing and managing oil and gas operations in East Texas," said Michael McLellan, Chairman and CEO of Gale Force Petroleum. "Given his extensive direct experience and success in building oil and gas companies in Texas, Mr. Johnson will invaluable as we integrate the Colgate properties into our operations and continue to grow our business."

Emery Johnson is a seasoned executive with more than 40 years of experience in the Oil and Gas, and Aluminum Industries.  Mr. Johnson was Managing Director of Kaiser Aluminum Trading for Europe, Africa based in London, then for Kaiser's Canadian operations based in Toronto.  Subsequently, Mr. Johnson, acquired an oil and gas company, which he grew through acquisitions and diligent management into the Colgate oil and gas properties, purchased by the Company on February 2, 2011.   

The following table summarizes the Directors and Officers of the Company:

Board of Directors Officers
Michael McLellan, CFA, Chairman of the Board Michael McLellan, CFA - CEO       
Roman Boyko - Chairman of the Audit Committee Emery Johnson - COO
John Trosclair, P.E - Chairman of the Reserves Committee         Antoinette Lizzi, CMA - CFO
Guillaume Dumas
Mazen Haddad
Stephen R. Hood
Robert C. Johnson
Antoinette Lizzi, CMA
Joseph F. "Chip" Langston, Jr.

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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