TransGlobe Energy Corporation
TSX : TGL
NASDAQ : TGA

TransGlobe Energy Corporation

December 23, 2016 14:17 ET

TransGlobe Announces Filing of A Preliminary Base Shelf Prospectus

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 23, 2016) -

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TransGlobe Energy Corporation ("TransGlobe" or the "Company") (TSX:TGL)(NASDAQ:TGA) announces that it has filed a preliminary base shelf prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada for the offering of up to a cumulative amount of CDN$300,000,000 of debt securities, common shares, subscription receipts, warrants, units or any combination thereof (the "Securities") over the 25-month period for which the final short form base prospectus remains valid. The specific terms of any Securities issued over the 25 month period will be described in prospectus supplements to be filed with the applicable securities regulatory authorities in Canada at the time of issuance.

No securities may be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time at which a receipt for the final base shelf prospectus is obtained from applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell securities, nor is it a solicitation of an offer to buy securities, in any jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States, and the securities referred to in this press release may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act or pursuant to an applicable exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.

TransGlobe Energy Corporation is a Calgary-based, growth-oriented oil and gas exploration and development company whose current activities are concentrated in the Arab Republic of Egypt and Canada. TransGlobe's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TGL and on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol TGA. TransGlobe's convertible debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TGL.DB.

Cautionary Statement to Investors:

This news release may include certain statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements relate to possible future events. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe" and similar expressions. 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. Although TransGlobe's forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, expectations, opinions and assumptions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made, such statements are inherently uncertain and provide no guarantee of future performance.

In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the Company's plans to issue a quarterly and a special dividend to shareholders. Actual results may differ materially from TransGlobe's expectations as reflected in such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including obtaining bank lender and regulatory approval for the payment of the proposed dividends. The ability of the Company to declare and pay dividends in the future are subject to factors which include, but are not limited to, unforeseen changes in the rate of production from TransGlobe's oil and gas properties, changes in price of crude oil and natural gas, adverse technical factors associated with exploration, development, production or transportation of TransGlobe's crude oil and natural gas reserves, changes or disruptions in the political or fiscal regimes in TransGlobe's areas of activity, changes in tax, energy or other laws or regulations, changes in significant capital expenditures, delays or disruptions in production due to shortages of skilled manpower, equipment or materials, economic fluctuations, and other factors beyond the Company's control. With respect to forward-looking statements contained in this press release regarding the Company's ability to pay dividends in the future, assumptions have been made regarding, among other things: the Company's ability to obtain qualified staff and equipment in a timely and cost-efficient manner; the regulatory framework governing royalties, taxes and environmental matters in the jurisdictions in which the Company conducts and will conduct its business; future capital expenditures to be made by the Company; future sources of funding for the Company's capital programs; geological and engineering estimates in respect of the Company's reserves and resources; and the geography of the areas in which the Company is conducting exploration and development activities. TransGlobe does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's beliefs, expectations or opinions should change, other than as required by law, and investors should not attribute undue certainty to, or place undue reliance on, any forward-looking statements. Please consult TransGlobe's public filings at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml for further, more detailed information concerning these matters, including additional risks related to TransGlobe's business.

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