Birchcliff Energy Ltd.

Birchcliff Energy Ltd.

July 19, 2005 09:30 ET

Birchcliff Announces Commencement of Trading on the TSX and De-listing from the TSX Venture

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - July 19, 2005) -

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Birchcliff Energy Ltd. ("Birchcliff") (TSX VENTURE:BIR) is pleased to announce that it has received approval for listing on the TSX Exchange and will begin trading on the TSX Exchange on Thursday, July 21, 2005 under the trading symbol "BIR".

Birchcliff will cease trading on the TSX Venture Exchange at the commencement of trading on the TSX Exchange, which is expected to be at the opening of trading on Thursday, July 21, 2005.

Birchcliff has retained its trading symbol "BIR" upon graduation from the TSX Venture Exchange to the TSX Exchange. Birchcliff will not be issuing new share certificates for any shares currently restricted from trading or otherwise, so please retain and utilize all previously issued share certificates.

Birchcliff is a publicly traded company that currently trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "BIR".

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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