/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/CALGARY, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Contact Exploration Inc. (" Contact" or the " Company") (TSX-V: CEX) announces that it has issued 500,000 stock options to an executive officer of the Company in accordance with the Company's shareholder approved stock option plan. The stock options are exercisable at a price of $0.235 per share, expire in five years and vest immediately. Contact Exploration Inc. is a public oil and gas company which has a long-term history of operating in Atlantic Canada and has recently demonstrated success in Alberta's liquids-rich Montney Formation tight gas play. For more information, please see the Company's website: www.contactexp.com. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in any jurisdiction. The common shares of Contact will not be and have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States, or to a U.S. person, absent registration or applicable exemption therefrom. 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. SOURCE Contact Exploration Inc.