TransGlobe Energy Corporation Announces Signing of New Concession Agreements in Egypt

TransGlobe Energy Corporation Announces Signing of New Concession Agreements in 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/08/13 -- TransGlobe Energy
Corporation ("TransGlobe" or the "Company") (TSX:TGL)(NASDAQ:TGA) is
pleased to announce the signing of agreements for the four new
Production Sharing Concessions in Egypt. All dollar values are
expressed in United States dollars unless otherwise stated. 
TransGlobe signed the four Production Sharing Concession agreements
("PSC"), won in the EGPC bid round in 2011/2012, at an official
signing ceremony with the Ministry of Petroleum held on November 7,
2013. These new concessions add approximately 800,000 net acres to
TransGlobe's land holdings in Egypt and brings the total number of
TransGlobe Egyptian PSCs to eight (seven are operated).  
The Company has committed to $101.1 million of expenditures on the
new blocks over the next three years. The total commitment includes
$40.6 million in signature bonuses that were settled through an
offset to TransGlobe's outstanding accounts receivable with the
government of Egypt. Each concession consists of an initial
three-year exploration period with the provision for two extension
periods of two years each for a total exploration period of seven
"TransGlobe is extremely excited about the potential to grow our base
of operations materially over the next few years in Egypt. The
Northwest Gharib concession, which surrounds all of our Eastern
Desert production, is expected to be the cornerstone of that growth.
The Southeast Gharib and Southwest Gharib concessions, which are
situated directly south of our current operations, should provide
lower risk exploration opportunities in the coming years. The South
Ghazalat concession in the Western Desert abuts the recent condensate
discovery (see Operations Update 10/01/13) and should provide some
additional exploration opportunities as well. TransGlobe commends the
Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum for making the ratification of these
concessions a top priority of the new administration", stated Ross
Clarkson, President and CEO. 
TransGlobe Energy Corporation is a Calgary-based, growth-oriented oil
and gas exploration and development company focused on the Middle
East/North Africa region with production operations in the Arab
Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Yemen. TransGlobe's common
shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TGL and
on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol TGA. TransGlobe's convertible
debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol
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limited to, unforeseen changes in the rate of production from
TransGlobe's oil and gas properties, changes in price of crude oil
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TransGlobe's crude oil and natural gas reserves, changes or
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required by law, and investors should not attribute undue certainty
to, or place undue reliance on, any forward-looking statements.
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concerning these matters. 
TransGlobe Energy Corporation
Investor Relations
Scott Koyich
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