Pacific Energy Resources Ltd.

Pacific Energy Resources Ltd.

March 12, 2009 08:30 ET

Pacific Energy Resources Ltd.: TSX Suspends Trading; Subsequent Delisting

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2009) - Pacific Energy Resources Ltd. (TSX:PFE) (the "Company") is announcing that on March 11, 2008 it received notice from the Listings Committee of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) that the TSX has suspended trading of the Company's shares of common stock effective prior to today's open of trading. The suspension was imposed for failure to meet the TSX's continued listing requirements namely insolvency proceedings, financial condition, and low share price. The Company will be delisted at the close of market on April 10, 2009. The Company has five days to notify the TSX if it wishes to appeal the decision. The Company does not expect to appeal the decision.

In order to be re-instated to full trading status on the TSX, the Company must be in a position to meet the original listing requirements of the TSX. The Company is currently evaluating its options including the potential to have its shares listed on alternative exchanges.

About Pacific Energy Resources Ltd.:

Pacific Energy Resources Ltd. is an oil and gas exploration and development company based in Long Beach, California, U.S.A. Additional information relating to the Corporation may be found on SEDAR at



Darren Katic, President

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. In particular, statements by Pacific Energy Resources Ltd. and its subsidiaries (the "Company") regarding future events and developments and the Company's future performance, including statements regarding the Company's operations and funding during the chapter 11 process, as well as other statements of management's expectations, anticipations, beliefs, plans, intentions, targets, estimates, or projections and similar expressions relating to the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws. Forward-looking statements in some cases can be identified by their being preceded by, followed by or containing words such as "estimate," "plan," "project," "forecast," "intend," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "seek," "target" and other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and assessments made by the Company's management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. Any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of the Company's future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from those contemplated by any forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Factors that could cause actual results to vary materially from results anticipated by such forward looking information include risk factors discussed in the Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2007 for the Company available at Additional factors that may cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from those contemplated by any forward-looking statements include the following: the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern; the ability of the Company to satisfy minimum listing requirements of the TSX or of any other exchange; the ability of the Company to obtain debtor-in-possession financing and to operate pursuant to the terms of any debtor-in-possession financing; the ability of the Company to develop, prosecute, confirm and consummate one or more plans of reorganization with respect to the chapter 11 cases; risks associated with third parties seeking and obtaining court approval to terminate or shorten the exclusivity period for the Company to propose and confirm one or more plans of reorganization, for the appointment of a chapter 11 trustee or to convert the cases to chapter 7 cases; the ability of the Company to obtain and maintain normal terms with vendors and service providers; the Company's ability to maintain contracts that are critical to its operations; the potential adverse impact of the chapter 11 cases on the Company's liquidity or results of operations; the ability of the Company to fund and execute its business plan; the ability of the Company to attract, motivate and/or retain key executives and employees; the ability of the Company to attract and retain customers and suppliers; the volatility and uncertainty of oil and other commodities prices; the Company's ability to generate sufficient liquidity to fund its operations and capital expenditures; the results of the Company's hedging transactions and other risk mitigation strategies; risk of potential goodwill and other intangible impairment; operational disruptions at the Company's facilities; the effects of vigorous competition and excess capacity in the industry in which the Company operates; the effects of mergers and consolidations in the industry in which the Company operates; the possibility of the market in which the Company competes being impacted by political, legal and regulatory changes or other external factors over which the Company has no control; changes in or elimination of governmental laws, credits, tariffs, trade or other controls or enforcement practices; the Company's ability to comply with various environmental, health, and safety laws and regulations; the success of the Company's marketing and sales efforts; the Company's reliance on key management personnel; the Company's ability to secure additional financing; the Company's ability to implement additional financial and management controls.
Similarly, these and other factors, including the terms of any reorganization plan ultimately confirmed, can affect the value of the Company's various pre-petition liabilities and common stock. No assurance can be given as to what values, if any, will be ascribed in the chapter 11 proceeding to each of these constituencies. Accordingly, the Company urges that the appropriate caution be exercised with respect to existing and future investments in any of these liabilities and/or securities.

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