Rochester Energy Corp.

March 23, 2005 19:53 ET

Rochester Energy Corp. Holds Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders


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FOR: ROCHESTER ENERGY CORP

TSX SYMBOL: ROH

MARCH 23, 2005 - 19:53 ET

Rochester Energy Corp. Holds Annual and Special
Meeting of Shareholders

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2005) - Rochester Energy
Corp. ("Rochester" or the "Company") (TSX:ROH) is pleased to announce
that it held its Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders (the
"Meeting") on March 18, 2005.

At the Meeting, the Shareholders re-elected William A. Trickett, Philip
J. Walsh, Troy Mochoruk and Edward W. Bogle as directors of the Company,
re-appointed Davidson & Company as auditors and authorized the Board of
Directors to fix their remuneration, and approved a debt settlement
financing.

Details of this special resolution can be found in the Company's
Information Circular filed on SEDAR.

Rochester is a junior oil and gas company with its head office in
Calgary, Alberta and is a reporting issuer in Alberta, British Columbia
and Ontario. Rochester's primary focus is the acquisition of oil and gas
properties in Western Canada in an effort to regain financial stability.

Shares of Rochester are not posted for trading on any stock exchange
(the Company's shares were previously, but are no longer, listed for
trading on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ROH). The Company's shares are
currently subject to cease trade orders in British Columbia and Ontario.

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