Echo Energy Canada Inc.

Echo Energy Canada Inc.

December 19, 2006 11:30 ET

Echo Energy Canada Inc. Engages BarnesMcInerney and AGORACOM to Provide Investor Relations Services

LONDON, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 19, 2006) - Echo Energy Canada Inc. (Echo Energy) (TSX VENTURE:EEI) (, a Canadian producer of natural gas and developer of energy initiatives, today announced it has engaged two of Canada's leading capital market communication companies, BarnesMcInerney and AGORACOM Investor Relations, to deliver the Total Retail IR Solution for the purposes of attracting retail brokers and online retail investors across Canada.

Echo Energy's President, Gary Conn, stated: "We have drilled over 70 natural gas wells in Ontario. We are currently producing multi-million dollar revenues and are in the process of investing in future energy opportunities such as wind power and the time is now to start effectively communicating our story with the investment community. The BarnesMcInerney/AGORACOM IR Solution gives the company great exposure to retail brokers and investors."

Effective January 2, 2007, a Echo Energy IR HUB will be accessible at:

Ken Barnes, Managing Partner of BarnesMcInerney, said: "All public companies, large or small, need targeted access to the retail investor, and our solution provides maximum return, with a minimal time involvement of management. We believe reaching retail investors is achieved most efficiently through a combination of web-based access and face-to-face meetings."

BarnesMcInerney Inc. ( (BMI) is Canada's most experienced capital markets communications company. BMI's achievements include: participating in raising over $40 billion in capital for clients and investment banks, contributing to clients winning awards for "Best Investor Relations For An IPO" in four of six years since the award was created and being retained by the Toronto, London and American Stock Exchanges for IR advisory work.

AGORACOM ( is North America's leading online investor relations site for small-cap companies. AGORACOM pioneered the IR HUB, a customized and monitored investor communications centre that allows public companies and their shareholders to amalgamate access critical IR information and communicate with each other in a near real-time environment. AGORACOM is the exclusive provider of "Small-Cap Centers" to Yahoo Finance Canada, AOL Finance Canada and every Blackberry device on the planet.

The initial term of the engagement is for a period of 12 months. Echo Energy will pay monthly fees of $5,500 and grant to AGORACOM a total of 265,000 options.

Each option shall entitle the holder to purchase one common share of Echo Energy for $0.50 and shall expire two years from the date of grant. 1/4 of the total options granted will vest on November 30, 2007 and every 3 months thereafter.

About BarnesMcInerney

BMI has been providing companies with integrated, specialized full-service financial communications programs since the 1980s. Clients represent all major sectors, including consumer goods, mining, oil & gas, real estate, telecommunications, financial services, power generation, entertainment, life science and technology.

BMI has three fully integrated operating units that include Investor Relations, Roadshow Marketing and New Media Solutions. The Roadshow Marketing department has participated in raising more than $40 billion in capital for a wide variety of clients.

About AGORACOM Investor Relations

AGORACOM is North America's leading outsourced investor relations firm for small-cap companies. AGORACOM's exclusive IR HUB delivers two-way investor relations and communications that provides 100% transparency, accessibility, equality and near real-time communications for all shareholders and the investment community.

AGORACOM has specialized in small-cap investor relations since 1997 and is the exclusive provider of all Small-Cap Centers to Yahoo Finance Canada, The AOL Small Cap Channel and every Blackberry device on the planet.

About Echo Energy Canada Inc.

Echo Energy Canada Inc. is a publicly traded energy company with revenue producing natural gas production operations near Port Burwell Ontario, Canada on the shores of Lake Erie. Echo Energy has a significant equity interest in Echo Power Generation Inc., which is moving forward with pre-construction activities to develop wind energy projects in Ontario.

This News Release may include certain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from results indicated in any forward-looking statements. The company cautions that, among other things, in view of the rapid changes in communications markets and technologies, and other risks including the cost and market acceptance of the company's new products, the level of individual customer procurements and competitive product offerings and pricing, and general economic circumstances, the company's business prospects may be materially different from forward-looking statements made by the company.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

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