TOURMALINE OIL CLOSES $47.4 MILLION FINANCING

08/03/2011

Tourmaline Oil Corp. today closed its $47.4 million flow-through financing.

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Calgary, Alberta - Tourmaline Oil Corp. (TSX-TOU) ("Tourmaline") is pleased to announce that that it has completed its previously announced flow-through share financing. At closing, Tourmaline issued 1,580,000 common shares (of which 1,200,000 were issued on a "bought deal" basis through a syndicate of underwriters and 380,000 were placed directly by Tourmaline primarily to directors, officers and employees of Tourmaline) on a "flow-through" basis in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act (Canada) at a price of $30.00 per share for gross proceeds of $47.4 million. The underwriting syndicate was led by Peters & Co. Limited and included FirstEnergy Capital Corp., Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc. and Cormark Securities Inc. The proceeds of the financing will be used to incur eligible Canadian Exploration Expenses, which will be renounced to subscribers effective on or before December 31, 2011.

The securities offered have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an available exemption from the registration requirement of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

 

About Tourmaline Oil Corp.

 

Tourmaline is a Canadian intermediate crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company focused on long-term growth through an aggressive exploration, development, production and acquisition program in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

Tourmaline's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "TOU".

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements or information that involves known and unknown risks and uncertainties, most of which are beyond the control of Tourmaline, including, without limitation, those listed under "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" in Tourmaline's final prospectus dated November 15, 2010. Forward-looking statements or information in this press release includes information concerning the anticipated use of proceeds of the financing. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements or information prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements could vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements or information. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements or information. These forward-looking statements or information are made as of the date of this release and, other than as required by applicable securities laws, Tourmaline does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

For further information, please contact:

Tourmaline Oil Corp.
Michael Rose
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
(403) 266-5992

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Tourmaline Oil Corp.
Brian Robinson
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
(403) 767-3587
robinson@tourmalineoil.com

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Tourmaline Oil Corp.
Scott Kirker
Secretary and General Counsel
(403) 767-3593
kirker@tourmalineoil.com

OR

Tourmaline Oil Corp.
Suite 3700, 250 – 6th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3H7
Phone: (403) 266-5992
Facsimile: (403) 266-5952

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