Compton Petroleum Corporation - New York Stock Exchange

    CALGARY, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - Compton Petroleum Corporation (TSX - CMT; NYSE -
CMZ) Compton, along with many other publicly traded companies, has experienced
a significant decline in the trading value of its capital stock. Weak world
commodity prices, credit turmoil, and the overall recessionary environment
existing in many world economies have contributed to this decline.
    As a listed company on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE"), Compton is
subject to the listing standards set out by the Exchange and has received
notice that it is below criteria in relation to one of these standards, namely
that the average closing price of its securities were less than one dollar
(US) over a consecutive thirty trading day period.
    Compton is required to bring its share price and average share price back
above one dollar within six months and has notified the NYSE of its intent to
satisfy this requirement.
    Compton is currently in full compliance with all other requirements of
the NYSE and all of its obligations and requirements in respect of the listing
standards of the Toronto Stock Exchange and does not anticipate any change in
such compliance.

    Compton Petroleum Corporation is a Calgary-based public company actively
engaged in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas,
natural gas liquids, and crude oil in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.
Compton's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CMT
and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CMZ.

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For further information:

For further information: N.G. Knecht, Vice President and C.F.O. or T.G.
Millar, Vice President and General Counsel, Telephone: (403) 237-9400, Fax:
(403) 237-9410, Website:, Email:

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