Forte Energy NL
LSE : FTE

June 11, 2009 04:40 ET

Cleansing Statement - 1st Tranche of Share Issue

                                                                                                              
                                                                                               FORTE ENERGY NL
                                                                                               ACN 009 087 852
                                                                               ASX CODE:  FTE,  AIM CODE: FTE,
                                                                Telephone: +618 9322 4071, Fax: +618 9322 4073
                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                
                                                                                             ASX and AIM Release
                                                                                                  11 June 2009

CLEANSING STATEMENT - FIRST TRANCHE OF SHARE ISSUE TO SOPHISTICATED INVESTORS

Forte Energy NL ("Forte Energy" or "The Company") (ASX: FTE, AIM: FTE)
The  following  statement is made in relation to the Appendix 3B announcement of 9 June  2009  advising  of  the
allotment of 66,690,000 fully paid ordinary shares in the Company. The shares were issued at a price of 10 cents
per share to sophisticated institutional clients of Blackwood Capital and StoneBridge Group, from North America,
the United Kingdom and Australia.

Forte  Energy  hereby notifies ASX (as the operator of the prescribed financial market on which the Forte  Energy
ordinary shares are quoted) under section 708A(5)(e) of the Corporations Act 2001 ("Act") that:

    1.      the Company issued the shares without disclosure to investors under Part 6D.2 of the Act;

    2.      at the date of this notice:
            (a)     the Company has complied with the provisions of Chapter 2M of the Act as they apply to the 
                    Company; and
            (b)     the Company has complied with section 674 of the Act; and

    3.      at  the date of this notice there is no excluded information (as that expression is defined in  sub-
            sections 708A(7) and 708A(8) of the Act) in relation to the Company.


Application has also been made to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange ('AIM') for admission to trading of
these ordinary shares.

Please call Mark Reilly with any queries.



Mark Reilly
Managing Director


Forte Energy's Nominated Advisor for the AIM market is RFC Corporate Finance Ltd.
Contact: Stuart Laing, Ph: +618 9480 2506

Conduit PR
Jos Simson/Ed Portman
+44 (0) 207 429 6603

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