Talisman Energy Inc.
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Talisman Energy Inc.

March 11, 2011 23:59 ET

Update: Security incident in Colombia

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - "Talisman commends the reaction of the Colombian authorities that led to the safe return, in less than 24 hours, of 21 of the 22 employees of the contractor South American Exploration (SAE) who were abducted on March 7 in Vichada province," says Chris Spaulding, Talisman's Colombia Country Manager. "We also reiterate that our top priority remains supporting the efforts of the Colombia authorities to free the remaining hostage so that he is safely and quickly reunited with his family.

"Talisman's policy is to abide by the laws of all countries in which we operate around the world. Talisman fully supports the Colombian authorities in its emphatic requirement that all companies, domestic and foreign, comply with the laws of this country, including not having any dealings with illegal groups. Talisman also has a strict Policy on Business Conduct and Ethics that all employees and contractors are required to follow. We are confident that we have abided fully with Colombian law and our Policy on Business Conduct and Ethics. However, should the Colombian authorities wish to investigate any aspect of the way that Talisman Colombia has and is conducting our business, we will cooperate completely and openly."

To view the release in Spanish please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/324tlm.pdf

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