Gale Force Petroleum Announces Change to Board of Directors

    MONTREAL, April 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Gale Force Petroleum Inc. (TSX Venture:
GFP, the "Corporation") today announced that Mr. Jocelyn Boucher has stepped
down from the board of directors, effective immediately. On an interim basis,
Mr. Michael McLellan has been nominated to succeed Mr. Boucher as Chairman of
the Board of Directors.
    "On behalf of the board of directors, I thank Jocelyn for his service, in
particular helping the Corporation face numerous difficult challenges over the
past two years stemming from the restructuring of the Corporation, and more
recently from the effects of the economic and market downturn", said Michael
McLellan, Chairman and CEO.
    As part of its restructuring plan, the Corporation is seeking new
financing and further business development opportunities. If new financing is
raised, the Corporation expects that new directors will be nominated at that
time. Further details will be announced when available.


    Gale Force Petroleum is a public corporation focused on acquiring and
exploiting unconventional and conventional gas resources in mature basins,
building shareholder value through growth. It owns producing natural gas
properties in Alberta, Canada and in Kentucky, USA.

    "The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed this release and therefore
    does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy."

For further information:

For further information: Michael McLellan, President and CEO, (514)

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