CE Franklin Ltd. - Conference call announcement


                            Monday, April 30, 2007

                           11:00 a.m., Eastern Time

    CALGARY, March 19 /CNW/ - CE Franklin Ltd. will release its earning
report for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2007, through CNW Group, on
Monday, April 30, 2007 prior to the open of the markets. The earnings report
will be followed by a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m.
Mountain Time).
    It will also be posted on the Company's website at
    Participants may join the call by dialing 1-416-644-3414 in Toronto or
dialing 1-800-733-7571 at the scheduled time of 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. For
those unable to listen to the live conference call, a replay will be available
at approximately 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the same day by calling
1-416-640-1917 in Toronto or dialing 1-877-289-8525 and entering the Passcode
of 21223923 followed by the pound sign and may be accessed until midnight
Monday, May 7, 2007.
    The call will also be webcast live at:
http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=1775620 and
will be available on the Company's website at http://www.cefranklin.com.
    Michael West, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer will lead
the discussion and will be accompanied by Denise Jones, Controller. The
discussion will be followed by a question and answer period. The call is
scheduled for a maximum of 45 minutes.
    Thank you for your interest in CE Franklin. We look forward to your
participation in the conference call.

    About CE Franklin

    CE Franklin distributes products and provides services and solutions to
the Canadian oil and gas industry. These products, services and solutions are
used for projects involving drilling and completions, production and
maintenance and capital construction. The Company was established more than 50
years ago and has a network of 42 branches as well as many various inventory
stocking points across Canada primarily in the Western Canadian Sedimentary
Basin. All are connected by state-of-the-art technology that provides our
customers with a sophisticated supply chain management solution.
    Smith International, Inc. is a major shareholder and owns approximately
51%, of the Company's outstanding shares, and CE Franklin partners with Wilson
Supply, a wholly owned subsidiary of Smith International. CE Franklin trades
on the TSX under the symbol CFT and on the AMEX under the symbol CFK.
    Our employees are committed to delivering on the promises we have made to
our customers, partners, vendors, communities and shareholders. We promise to
listen, to improve, to work in partnership, to improve economics, to generate
new ideas and to create and build value.

For further information:

For further information: Investor Relations, (800) 345-2858, (403)
531-5604, investor@cefranklin.com

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