Talisman Energy Appoints New President and CEO
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/10/12 -- Talisman Energy Inc.
(TSX:TLM) (NYSE:TLM) announced today that John A. Manzoni, President
and Chief Executive Officer, has agreed to step down, effective
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 www.talisman-energy.com.
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