Securities

Calgary - The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published CSA Staff Notice 51-345 Disclosure of Abandonment and Reclamation Costs in National Instrument 51-101 Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities and Related Forms, which summarizes certain information and requirements in recently amended NI 51-101 and related forms.

"In response to numerous inquiries concerning disclosure of abandonment and reclamation costs specified in National Instrument 51-101, the CSA has published this notice to assist reporting issuers and their independent qualified reserves evaluators or auditors in the preparation of compliant oil and gas disclosure," said Louis Morisset, CSA Chair and President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers.

This notice is particularly timely as the majority of reporting issuers engaged in oil and gas activities have December 31st financial year-ends and are currently preparing their annual oil and gas disclosure.

CSA Staff Notice 51-345 is available on various CSA members' websites.

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada's provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

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For more information:

Kristen Rose
Ontario Securities Commission
416-593-2336

Mark Dickey
Alberta Securities Commission
403-297-4481

Richard Gilhooley
British Columbia Securities Commission
604-899-6713

Sylvain Théberge
Autorité des marchés financiers
514-940-2176

Ainsley Cunningham
Manitoba Securities Commission
204-945-4733

Andrew Nicholson
Financial and Consumer Services Commission
New Brunswick
506-658-3021

Tanya Wiltshire
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
902-424-8586

Janice Callbeck
Office of the Superintendent of Securities
P.E.I.
902-368-6288

Don Boyles
Office of the Superintendent of Securities
Newfoundland and Labrador
709-729-4501

Rhonda Horte
Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities
867-667-5466

Shamus Armstrong
Nunavut Securities Office
867-975-6587

Tom Hall
Northwest Territories
Securities Office
867-873-7490

Shannon McMillan
Financial and Consumer Affairs
Authority of Saskatchewan
306-798-4160