/NOT FOR DISSEMINATION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/
CALGARY, April 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Further to the press release dated March 29, 2012 in respect of the proposed new management of Terra Nova Minerals Inc., Norman J. Mackenzie, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Terra Nova Minerals Inc. ("Terra Nova" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce, that pending approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange") Mr. Steven Harding will also be appointed to the Corporation's board of directors.
Mr. Harding, P.Geol., has been President and CEO of Contact Exploration Inc. since April 12, 2010, a junior oil and gas company listed on the Exchange. Prior to that, he was President of Perfect Ocean Investments Inc. from 2005 to 2010, and was Exploration Manager/Vice President for Encana Resources from 1998 until 2004. Mr. Harding has also served as a director of Huntington Exploration Inc., a junior oil and gas company listed on the Exchange.
The common shares of Terra Nova are currently halted and will continue to be halted pending Exchange approval of the previously announced acquisition by the Corporation of oil and gas licenses located in Australia.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state in the United States in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
About Terra Nova Minerals Inc.
Terra Nova Minerals Inc. is a Calgary based mining company, with common shares trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "TGC". Following the approval of the proposed acquisition, Terra Nova will be an oil and gas issuer.
Neither the 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.
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Terra Nova Minerals Inc.
Norman J. Mackenzie
Chief Executive Officer