Contact Exploration Inc.
TSX VENTURE : CEX

Contact Exploration Inc.

November 09, 2006 09:45 ET

Contact Exploration Inc.: Appointment of Senior Exploration Geologist

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 9, 2006) - Contact Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CEX) is pleased to announce the appointment of Edwin MacDonald as Senior Exploration Geologist. Mr. MacDonald will work under the direction of George Langdon, Contact's Vice President of Exploration and will be responsible for continued development of Contact's East Coast onshore exploration projects. Mr. MacDonald has over ten years of experience directly related to exploration of the Maritimes Basin.

Mr. MacDonald has been granted 200,000 options to purchase common shares at an exercise price of $1.00 for a term of five years in accordance with the Company's stock option plan.

About Contact

Contact Exploration Inc. is a junior exploration company with a focus on Canadian East Coast onshore exploration. Contact's land is located in close proximity to the largest consumption markets in North American with pipeline and refinery infrastructure in place.

Contact has interests in approximately 2.3 million acres onshore Nova Scotia including its 25% working interest in the developing Coal Bed Methane play at Cumberland, approximately 160,000 acres onshore West Newfoundland and 75,000 acres onshore New Brunswick which includes the Stoney Creek Field.

Certain statements contained herein may constitute forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or our future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements. 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. We believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable based upon management's current views but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon. These statements speak only as of the date hereof. We do not intend, and do not assume any obligation, to update conclusions, forecasts or projections that may be contained in these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. No assurance can be given that actual results, performance or achievement expressed in, or implied by these forward-looking statements will occur, or if they do, that any benefits may be derived from them. Past results have been applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection set out in the forward-looking information.

Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of factors that may include, but are not limited to: the impact of government regulation, potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration and development projects, success of exploration and development activities, general industry and market conditions and other risks detailed from time to time in Contact's Annual Information Form and Management's Discussion and Analysis, both of which may be found at www.sedar.com.

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