Longford Energy Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : LFD

June 25, 2009 21:47 ET

Longford Energy Enters into Loan Agreement

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2009) - Longford Energy Inc. ("Longford" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:LFD) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a loan agreement with Vast Exploration Inc. ("Vast"), pursuant to which Vast has agreed to lend to the Company US$4,600,000. The Company intends to use the proceeds of the loan for general working capital purposes and for the pursuit of, and satisfaction of financial commitments in respect of an interest in a production sharing contract for the exploration, development and production of hydrocarbon resources.

The principal under the loan will incur an interest rate of 12% per year and shall be secured against certain assets of the Company and shall mature on December 25, 2009. The Company intends to repay the loan upon completion of its previously announced private placement financing (See Press Release dated June 18, 2009).

Longford and Vast have common officers and directors, being Stan Bharti and Ahmed Said, who are directors of Longford and Vast; and Gary Lobb and Patrick Gleeson, the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, respectively of both Longford and Vast. In addition, Ahmed Said is the President and Chief Executive Officer of both Longford and Vast. As such the loan will be considered a non-arm's length transaction for the purposes of the TSX Venture Exchange.

About Longford Energy Inc.

Longford Energy Inc. is a junior Canadian oil and gas exploration and production company actively pursuing international crude oil and natural gas opportunities.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking information typically contain words such as "anticipate", "plan", "expect", "potential", or similar words suggesting future outcomes and include, statements regarding corporate strategy; the terms of the loan, the ability of the Company to acquire required financing to repay the loan and the availability of acquisition opportunities. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate; actual results and future events could differ materially from such information. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, among others, commodity prices, third party risks, acquisition risks, risks inherent in the oil and gas industry, licensing risks, financing risks, regulatory risks and environmental concerns. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information.

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