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Press release from CNW Group

Connacher Comments on Trading Activity

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Connacher Comments on Trading Activity13:55 EST Thursday, December 08, 2011CALGARY, Dec. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - Connacher Oil and Gas Limited (CLL - TSX) today stated that it has been required by Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) to provide a comment on the recent trading activity in Connacher's common shares.Connacher has recently advised capital markets of its improved liquidity and ongoing business plan, including in relation to its oil sands joint venture initiatives and its conventional activities. Furthermore, the Company notes that recently selling prices for bitumen have increased by over 50 percent above average levels received in the most recent reporting period.Connacher also advises it has received a confidential, non-binding, unsolicited proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the company.  The proposal is conditional upon, among other things, due diligence, negotiation of all definitive documentation and approval of the Board of Directors of Connacher and of the interested party.Consistent with its fiduciary duties and in consultation with its exclusive financial advisor, Goldman Sachs, and its legal counsel, Macleod Dixon LLP, the Board of Directors of Connacher is considering and evaluating the proposal.  There can be no assurance that a formal offer or a transaction will result from this proposal.For further information: Richard A. Gusella Chairman and Chief Executive Officer OR Peter D. Sametz President and Chief Operating Officer OR Grant D. Ukrainetz Vice President, Corporate Development Phone:  (403) 538-6201     Fax:  (403) 538-6225