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Press release from CNW Group

Tourmaline Oil Corp. announces private placement bought deal flow-through financing

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tourmaline Oil Corp. announces private placement bought deal flow-through financing08:06 EDT Wednesday, March 14, 2012/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/CALGARY, March 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Tourmaline Oil Corp. (TSX: TOU) ("Tourmaline") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a private placement flow-through common share financing agreement on a bought deal basis with a syndicate of underwriters led by Peters & Co. Limited and including Scotia Capital Inc., FirstEnergy Capital Corp., National Bank Financial Inc., Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., TD Securities Inc. and Cormark Securities Inc.  Tourmaline will issue 1,250,000 flow-through common shares at a price of $28.80 per share for total proceeds of $36 million.  In addition, officers, directors and employees of Tourmaline will participate by purchasing up to 140,000 additional flow-through common shares at a price of $28.80 per share.Tourmaline will use the proceeds of the financing to incur eligible Canadian Exploration Expenses on its properties. Included in the EP program will be exploratory locations pursuing new oil and liquid-rich gas targets at multiple horizons in the Deep Basin as well as an expansion of the oil-directed exploration effort on the Peace River High. These qualifying expenditures will be renounced to subscribers for the 2012 tax year.The financing is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close on or about April 4, 2012.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.Forward-Looking StatementsThis 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 most recent Annual Information Form and in its other filings available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.  Forward-looking statements or information in this press release includes, but is not limited to, information concerning the anticipated use of proceeds of the financing, its completion and receipt of necessary approvals as well as proposed EP targets and expansions. 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: Tourmaline Oil Corp. Michael Rose Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (403) 266-5992; rose@tourmalineoil.com OR Tourmaline Oil Corp. Brian Robinson Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer (403) 767-3587; robinson@tourmalineoil.com OR 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 www.tourmalineoil.com