Update Of Normal Course Issuer Bid

HOUSTON, July 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Further to the Coastal Energy Company's (TSX:CEN) (AIM:CEO) announcement on 11 June 2013 regarding the implementation of a Normal Course Issuer Bid, which commenced on 14 June 2013 (the "NCIB") the Company provides the following update relating to common shares in the Company ("Common Shares") purchased, and subsequently cancelled in accordance with the NCIB.
       
Date Number of Common Shares Purchased & Cancelled Average Purchase Price Remaining Number of Common Shares Outstanding
  July 5 – July 12, 2013   259,800   C$15.30   113,345,019

The Company will provide further updates on a weekly basis from the date of this announcement.

Additional information, including the Company's complete competent person's report may be found on the Company's website at www.CoastalEnergy.com or may be found in documents filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com .
CONTACT: Enquiries:                  Coastal Energy Company         Email: investor@CoastalEnergy.com         +1 (713) 877-6793                  Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated Adviser)         +44 (0) 20 7409 3494         Rory Murphy / Andrew Emmott                  Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited (Broker)         +44 (0) 20 3037 2000         Steve Baldwin/Andrew Jones                  FirstEnergy Capital LLP (Broker)         Hugh Sanderson / Travis Inlow         +44 (0) 20 7448 0200                  Buchanan         Tim Thompson / Ben Romney         +44 (0) 20 7466 5000

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