Coastal Energy Responds to Media Reports of Potential Transaction

Coastal Energy Responds to Media Reports of Potential Transaction

HOUSTON, Nov. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coastal Energy Company (the
"Company") (TSX:CEN) (AIM:CEO) wishes to comment on media reports regarding a
potential transaction between Coastal and Indonesia's state-owned oil company
Pertamina. The Company advises that it continuously evaluates strategic
alternatives, including but not limited to the potential sale of the Company,
to maximize shareholder value. However, there can be no assurance that any
transaction will occur.

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CONTACT: Enquiries:
        
         Coastal Energy Company
         Email: investor@CoastalEnergy.com
         +1 (713) 877-6793
        
         Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated Adviser)
         +44 (0) 20 7409 3494
         Rory Murphy / Paul Cocker
        
         Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited (Broker)
         +44 (0) 20 3037 2000
         Steve Baldwin / Jeffrey Auld
        
         FirstEnergy Capital LLP (Broker)
         Hugh Sanderson / Travis Inlow
         +44 (0) 20 7448 0200
        
         Buchanan Communications
         Tim Thompson / Ben Romney
         +44 (0) 20 7466 5000

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