Triangle Petroleum Corporation
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Triangle Petroleum Corporation

May 11, 2009 08:02 ET

Triangle Petroleum Adds Vice-President, Corporate Development to Management Team

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 11, 2009) - Triangle Petroleum Corporation (the "Company" or "Triangle") (TSX VENTURE:TPE) (OTCBB:TPLM) is pleased to announce that it has hired a Vice-President, Corporate Development to join its management team.

Jeff McKenna has joined the Company in the capacity of Vice President, Corporate Development. Mr. McKenna is a skilled senior landman with over 28 years of oil and gas experience in both public and private companies. Over the last eight years he was the founder of two private oil and gas exploration and production companies, Revolve Energy Inc. and Revolution Energy Ltd. Both of these companies were grown from zero production to 900 barrels of oil equivalent per day ("BOED") and 600 BOED, respectively, prior to their sale. Mr. McKenna has experience early in his career working frontier areas at Husky Oil Ltd. and Conoco Canada Limited and as Land Manager at Startech Energy Inc. He gained senior management experience as Vice President, Land at Volterra Energy Inc. and OGY Petroleums Ltd. Mr. McKenna is a native of Halifax, and received his Bachelor of Commerce at Saint Mary's University. His contact information is and 403-781-7727.

Howard Anderson, President & COO of Triangle, states, "We are very fortunate that Jeff was available and interested in joining our management team. He will be part of the team seeking to bring onboard a new joint venture partner to the Company's Windsor shale gas project in Nova Scotia and will oversee all of our land related functions."

About Triangle Petroleum Corporation

Triangle is an exploration company focused on an emerging Canadian shale gas project covering 475,000 gross acres (270,000 net acres) in the Maritimes Basin in Nova Scotia through Elmworth Energy Corporation, its Calgary-based operating subsidiary. Triangle's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol TPE and on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol TPLM.

Safe Harbor Statement. This news release includes statements about expected future events and/or results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to the Company's planned joint venture activities. It is important to note that actual outcomes and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include the possibility that additional investments will not be made or that appropriate opportunities for development will not be available or will not be properly developed. For additional risk factors about our Company, readers should refer to risk disclosure contained in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and on SEDAR.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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