Coastal Energy Announces Insider Transaction

    
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    AIM: CEO
    TSX-V: CEN
    

HOUSTON, Nov. 4 /CNW/ - Coastal Energy Company (the "Company" or "Coastal") (TSX-V: CEN, AIM: CEO), an independent exploration and production company with assets in Thailand, announces that it was notified today of the following transaction of ordinary shares in the Company:

Mr. Oscar S. Wyatt, Jr. transferred 1,000,000 shares from his personal holdings to CEC Ventures L.P., a limited partnership of which he is the general partner. Mr. Randy L. Bartley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Coastal, and Mr. Bernard de Combret, Chairman of the Board of Coastal, are each limited partners of CEC Ventures, L.P.

In a separate transaction, Mr. Wyatt transferred 500,000 shares from his personal holdings to Mr. Bartley. Mr. Wyatt made the transfer to Mr. Bartley to further align his interests with that of the Company and its shareholders.

    
                                                                       % of
                                                                      Total
                              Transaction  Shares this     Shares   Outsta-
     Shareholder      Title      Date      Transaction      Owned   nding*
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    Randy L.      President       Oct. 29,
     Bartley          & CEO          2009    1,000,000  1,035,000      1.04%

    All other
     Officers                                           1,294,500      1.30%
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    Total all
     Officers                                           2,329,500      2.34%

    Bernard de                    Oct. 29,
     Combret       Director          2009      500,000  1,071,975      1.08%
    All other
     Directors                                          1,142,500      1.15%
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    Total all
     Directors                                          2,214,475      2.23%

    Oscar S.            Not       Oct. 29,
     Wyatt, Jr.  applicable          2009    1,500,000 33,959,580     34.17%
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    * Based on total common stock currently issued and outstanding of
        99,380,720 shares.
    

Additional information, including the Company's complete competent person's report may be found on the Company's website, www.CoastalEnergy.com or may be found in documents filed on SEDAR, www.sedar.com.

These securities have not been registered under United States Securities Act of 1933 (the "US Securities Act") or the securities laws of any state and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to US persons (as defined in Regulation S under the US Securities Act) unless an exemption from registration is available.

    
    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.
    

SOURCE COASTAL ENERGY COMPANY

For further information: For further information: 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: Tim Thompson, Catherine Breen, Katharine Sutton, +44 (0) 20 7466 5000

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