Gale Force Petroleum announces new Directors, President and Chief Executive

MONTREAL, May 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Gale Force Petroleum Inc. (TSX Venture: GFP, the "Corporation") today announced that it has concluded its planned changes to its roster of experienced Directors and Officers.

    - Mr. Joseph F. "Chip" Langston (59) has been hired as the President and
      Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, and also nominated as a
      Director. Mr. Langston has over 30 years experience in executive and
      operational management in the public and private oil and gas companies.

    - Mr. Michael McLellan (32), who led the Corporation's restructuring,
      will continue to serve as the Corporation's Executive Chairman of the

    - Mr. Steve Hood (59) has been nominated a Director of the Corporation.
      Mr. Hood is a professional director, having throughout his career
      helped grow small private and public companies in to large companies,
      mainly in the insurance, healthcare and investments industries.

    - Mr. John Trosclair P. Eng (53) has been nominated a director of the
      Corporation. Mr. Trosclair is a petroleum engineer with over 30 years
      of oil and gas exploration and operational experience, as on oil and
      gas company owner, manager and as a drilling and completions engineer.


Gale Force Petroleum is a public corporation with a focus on the development and exploitation of oil and gas resources in mature basins, building shareholder value by making accretive acquisitions and developing its properties. It owns oil and natural gas properties in Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Kentucky.

"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: For further information: Michael McLellan, Executive Chairman, (514) 221-2030

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