CGX Energy Inc.
TSX VENTURE : OYL.U

CGX Energy Inc.

October 16, 2007 15:11 ET

CGX Energy Inc. Announces US$30 Million Underwritten Private Placement Financing

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CGX Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OYL.U) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an underwritten private placement common share financing agreement with an syndicate of underwriters led by Cormark Securities Inc. and including Fraser MacKenzie Limited, Jennings Capital Inc., Brant Securities Limited and Toll Cross Securities Inc. pursuant to which CGX will issue 15,000,000 common shares at US$2.00 per common share for total gross proceeds of US$30,000,000 pursuant to certain exemptions from prospectus requirements.

CGX Energy has also granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 2,500,000 common shares for additional gross proceeds of US$5,000,000.

The private placement financing is scheduled to close on or about November 6, 2007 and is subject to regulatory approval and completion of definitive documentation.

The net proceeds of the offering will be used to fund capital expenditures associated with the exploration of CGX's concessions located offshore Guyana and for general corporate purposes.

CGX Energy Inc. is a Canadian-based oil and gas exploration company focused on the exploration for oil in the Guyana basin. CGX is managed by a team of experienced oil and gas and finance professionals from Canada, U.S.A. and the UK. CGX is financed internationally and has shareholders worldwide.

Additional information on CGX Energy may also be examined and/or obtained through the internet by accessing CGX Energy's website at www.cgxenergy.com.

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