TrueStar Petroleum Corporation

TrueStar Petroleum Corporation

April 06, 2006 10:00 ET

TrueStar Retains Investor Relations Firm

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 6, 2006) - TrueStar Petroleum Corporation (TSX VENTURE:TPC) today announced it has retained The Equicom Group Inc. ("Equicom") to provide TrueStar with strategic focused Canadian investor relations and financial communications services.

"This is the first step in establishing a new investor relations program focused on North American investors and we feel very fortunate to be working with a firm of Equicom's known expertise and effectiveness," said Charles A. Kohlhaas, Chairman. "We have a story to tell, and I look forward to working with Equicom to share it with the investor community."

Equicom will introduce TrueStar to targeted contacts in the investment community, including research analysts, fund managers, retail brokers, and corporate finance professionals. Equicom will also be available to coordinate investor presentations, organize conference calls, coordinate basic media relations, respond to shareholder inquiries, and assist TrueStar in the maintenance of its website. TrueStar will pay Equicom a monthly retainer fee of $5,000 for these services. The initial contract term is for 12 months.

"We shall be leveraging Equicom's expertise in corporate communications to convey our strategy, operational successes, and development opportunities to our existing and prospective shareholders," said Robert E. Chamberlain, Jr., CEO.

"Equicom's breadth of services and experience and reputation for quality will enable us to present a complete and balanced investor relations program," added Charles A. Kohlhaas, Chairman.

As part of TrueStar's new IR program and renewed emphasis on North American investors Mr. Kohlhaas will be presenting at the Independent Petroleum Association of America, Oil and Gas Investment Symposium ("IPAA OGIS"), next week in New York, April 10 - 12. This meeting is one of the premier investment conferences in North America. Mr. Kohlhaas will be hosting breakfast tables on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11 and 12 and presenting at 4:10 pm on Wednesday, April 12. The conference will be at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers. Wednesday's presentation at IPAA OGIS on April 12 will be webcast and can be viewed at The slideshow presentation will also be available on the Company's website prior to Kohlhaas' presentation on Wednesday.

About Equicom Group

Equicom provides strategic communications services to more than 80 Canadian public companies across a diverse range of industries. Equicom does not have an ownership interest, directly or indirectly, in TrueStar or its securities. Equicom is an employee owned firm whose principals include Barry Hildred, President and Jason Hogan, Executive Vice President.

The Equicom Group is Canada's leading Investor Relations consulting firm offering expertise in developing and executing effective strategic communications programs to support its clients' success in achieving their capital markets objectives. Headquartered in Toronto, and supported by their Montreal satellite office, Equicom offers its clients a comprehensive suite of services including: investor relations, media relations, annual report production, multimedia and web design, web casting, live event management, and corporate branding. For further information, visit

About TrueStar

TrueStar Petroleum Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and development company. TrueStar's primary focus is on the efficient development of hydrocarbons in North and Central America while maintaining high standards of environmental responsibility. Its primary assets are located in the United States and Guatemala. TrueStar now has interests in 31 producing natural gas wells (19 vertical and 12 horizontal); 2 horizontal wells awaiting sales meter hookup and 1 horizontal well drilled awaiting stimulation. Working interest partners involved in the Company's various acreage holdings include publicly-listed Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ NM:CRZO), and EnCana (NYSE:ECA) along with various privately-held entities. Additional information on TrueStar Petroleum Corporation is available at


Charles A. Kohlhaas, Chairman of the Board

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