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AN26: Talisman Energy Inc.: Talisman Energy Appoints New President and CEO

  AN26: Talisman Energy Inc.: Talisman Energy Appoints New President and CEO

UK Regulatory Announcement



Calgary, Alberta, September 10, 2012 – Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM)
(NYSE:TLM) announced today that John A. Manzoni, President and Chief Executive
Officer, has agreed to step down, effective immediately.

Hal Kvisle, former President and Chief Executive Officer of TransCanada
Corporation and current director of Talisman Energy, is appointed President
and Chief Executive Officer.

“John has made a significant contribution to Talisman since he joined the
company in 2007,” said Chuck Williamson, Chairman of the Board. “Since that
time, Talisman successfully entered the unconventional business, establishing
a substantial presence in some of the best shale plays in North America. In
addition, his focus on investing in and developing core capabilities will
serve Talisman well in the future. The Board would like to thank John for his
five years with the company and we wish him well.”

Hal Kvisle brings more than 35 years of experience in domestic and
international oil and gas, midstream and pipeline operations, having created
substantial value for shareholders during his tenures at TransCanada
Corporation and Fletcher Challenge Energy.

“Hal has distinguished himself as a visionary chief executive and thought
leader in Canada throughout his career. We are very fortunate to have him now
lead Talisman. Combined with Talisman's strong management team, Hal will
provide a strong focus on operational excellence and project delivery,” said
Mr. Williamson.

Talisman Energy Inc. is a global, diversified, upstream oil and gas company,
headquartered in Canada. Talisman’s three main operating areas are North
America, the North Sea and Southeast Asia. The company also has a portfolio of
international exploration opportunities. Talisman is committed to conducting
business safely, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, and is
included in the Dow Jones Sustainability (North America) Index. Talisman is
listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges under the symbol TLM.
Please visit our website at


For further information, please contact:

Media and General Inquiries             Shareholder and Investor Inquiries
Phoebe Buckland                         Lyle McLeod, Vice-President
External Communications                 Investor Relations
Phone: 403-237-1657 Fax: 403-237-1210   Phone: 403-237-1020
E-mail:         E-mail:


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