Gastem Inc.
TSX VENTURE : GMR

Gastem Inc.

January 31, 2006 08:30 ET

Gastem Completes Private Placement

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 31, 2006) - Gastem president Raymond Savoie (TSX VENTURE:GMR) announces that the company has completed a private financing of $146,250 with Questerre Energy Corporation (TSX:QEC) an oil and gas exploration and development company based in Calgary, Alberta.

Questerre has subscribed for 1,462,500 units of Gastem at $0.10 per unit. Each unit consists of one common share and one common share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles Questerre to acquire an additional common share at a price of $0.10 (a Warrant Share) for a period of two years from the closing of the placement, subject to shareholder approval.

The securities issued under the private placement are subject to a 4-month hold period.

Proceeds from the financing will be used for on-going administrative expenses and project acquisitions. There were no fees or other expenses related to this financing.

In late 2005, Questerre and Gastem entered into a participation agreement for Gastem's acreage in the St. Lawrence Lowlands in Quebec of over 311,000 acres. Questerre and Gastem each hold a 50% interest in these lands. Questerre recently began an initial work program on this acreage and will fund 100% of required expenditures for the next two years.

Gastem is a public oil and gas exploration and development company (12 M shares) was listed in January 2004. The company owns properties and interests in Quebec (500,000 acres) and Alberta. The company also has a 10% participating interest in drilling projects with Petrolia on the Haldimand Property, presently being drilled, and with Junex on the St-Simon Property, the object of follow-up work following the fall drilling program. The company is presently developing new projects in Quebec, in Alberta and elsewhere in Canada.

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