TransGlobe Energy Corporation Announces New Director Appointments

TransGlobe Energy Corporation Announces New Director Appointments 
FOR: TransGlobe Energy Corporation 
AUGUST 13, 2014 
TransGlobe Energy Corporation Announces New Director Appointments 
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Aug. 13, 2014) - TransGlobe Energy Corporation
("TransGlobe" or the "Company") (TSX:TGL)(NASDAQ:TGA) is
pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David Cook and Mr. Bob MacDougall to
its Board of Directors effective August 12, 2014. 
Mr. Cook possesses more than 25 years' experience in the energy business
having held senior positions at The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC
("TAQA"), Amoco, BP and TNK-BP. Most recently, Mr. Cook served as
Executive Officer and Head of Oil and Gas at TAQA where he led the
company's upstream and midstream interests in the Middle East, North
America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Prior to joining TAQA, he served as
Vice President for BP Russia, responsible for BP's non-TNK-BP exploration
and production activities in Russia. He has held a variety of global technical,
commercial and managerial positions based from the US, UK, Russia and the
Middle East, as well as Board Director roles. Mr. Cook has previously served on
the Board of WesternZagros Ltd. in addition to previously serving as a Director
for three BP/Rosneft joint ventures. Mr. Cook holds a BSc in Geophysics and a
PhD in Geological Sciences from Michigan State University and currently resides
in Houston, Texas. 
Mr. MacDougall is a professional engineer with close to 30 years of domestic
and international oil and gas operations and senior executive management
experience. Most recently Mr. MacDougall served as Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer of Vermilion Energy from 2004 until his retirement in
2012 where he led the company's operating business both domestically in
Western Canada and internationally, with assets in France, The Netherlands,
Australia, and Ireland. Prior to joining Vermilion, Mr. MacDougall spent nearly
20 years with Chevron in production and drilling operations and served as
General Manager of Production and Operations for ChevronTexaco's Western
Canadian producing properties. Mr. MacDougall has an Engineering Diploma from
Saint Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering
(with distinction) from Technical University of Nova Scotia and currently
resides in High River, Alberta.  
Commenting on the new Board appointments, Mr. Robert Jennings, Chairman, said,
"We are extremely pleased at these appointments as these two individuals
bring a tremendous amount of both technical and international oil and gas
business experience to the Board. With the retirement of Mr. Robert Halpin and
Mr. Erwin Noyes along with the resignation of Mr. Gary Guidry, the Board of
Directors considered it important to add three directors in 2014. With the
addition of Ms. Sue MacKenzie, Mr. David Cook and Mr. Bob MacDougall, the Board
again has a full complement of directors."  
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 TGL.DB. 
Cautionary Statement to Investors: 
This news release may include certain statements that may be deemed to be
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements relate to possible
future events. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not
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"might", "should", "believe" and similar
expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties
and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially
from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Although
TransGlobe's forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs,
expectations, opinions and assumptions of the Company's management on the
date the statements are made, such statements are inherently uncertain and
provide no guarantee of future performance. Actual results may differ
materially from TransGlobe's expectations as reflected in such
forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, many of which are
beyond the control of the Company. 
These factors include, but are not limited to, unforeseen changes in the rate
of production from TransGlobe's oil and gas properties, changes in price
of crude oil and natural gas, adverse technical factors associated with
exploration, development, production or transportation of TransGlobe's
crude oil and natural gas reserves, changes or disruptions in the political or
fiscal regimes in TransGlobe's areas of activity, changes in tax, energy
or other laws or regulations, changes in significant capital expenditures,
delays or disruptions in production due to shortages of skilled manpower,
equipment or materials, economic fluctuations, and other factors beyond the
Company's control. With respect to forward-looking statements contained in
this press release, assumptions have been made regarding, among other things:
the Company's ability to obtain qualified staff and equipment in a timely
and cost-efficient manner; the regulatory framework governing royalties, taxes
and environmental matters in the jurisdictions in which the Company conducts
and will conduct its business; future capital expenditures to be made by the
Company; future sources of funding for the Company's capital programs;
geological and engineering estimates in respect of the Company's reserves
and resources; and the geography of the areas in which the Company is
conducting exploration and development activities. TransGlobe does not assume
any obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or
management's beliefs, expectations or opinions should change, other than
as required by law, and investors should not attribute undue certainty to, or
place undue reliance on, any forward-looking statements. Please consult
TransGlobe's public filings at and
for further, more detailed information concerning these matters, including
additional risks related to TransGlobe's business. 
Investor Relations
Steve Langmaid
(403) 444-4787 
INDUSTRY:  Energy and Utilities - Oil and Gas  
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