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Longford Energy Inc. Announces Shareholder Meeting and Amendment to By-laws

Friday, July 27, 2012

Longford Energy Inc. Announces Shareholder Meeting and Amendment to By-laws20:00 EDT Friday, July 27, 2012CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 27, 2012) -Longford Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:LFD.H) ("Longford" or the "Company") announces that it will hold its annual and special meeting of shareholders on September 4, 2012. The Company has fixed August 3, 2012 as the record date for determining shareholders entitled to vote at its upcoming annual and special meeting.The Company also announces the approval by its board of directors (the "Board of Directors") on July 12, 2012 of amendments to the Company's by-laws to include, among other things, an advance notice policy (the "Policy"), which Policy includes a provision that requires advance notice to the Company in circumstances where nominations of persons for election to the Board of Directors are made by shareholders of the Company other than pursuant to: (i) a requisition of a meeting made pursuant to the provisions of the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (the "Act"), or (ii) a shareholder proposal made pursuant to the provisions of the Act. Among other things, the Policy fixes a deadline by which holders of record of common shares of the Company must submit director nominations to the Company prior to any annual or special meeting of shareholders and sets forth the information that a shareholder must include in the notice to the Company for the notice to be in proper written form. In the case of an annual meeting of shareholders, notice to the Company must be made not less than 30 nor more than 65 days prior to the date of the annual meeting; provided, however, that in the event that the annual meeting is to be held on a date that is less than 50 days after the date on which the first public announcement of the date of the annual meeting was made, notice may be made no later than the close of business on the 10th day following such public announcement. In the case of a special meeting of shareholders (which is not also an annual meeting), notice to the Company must be made not later than the close of business on the 15th day following the day on which the first public announcement of the date of the special meeting was made. The Policy is effective as of the date it was approved. The full text of the Policy is available via SEDAR at www.sedar.com or upon request by contacting the Corporate Secretary of the Company at 416-309-2963 or by e-mail at nsaid@forbesmanhattan.com.About Longford Energy Inc.Longford Energy Inc. is a public company listed on the NEX board of the TSX Venture Exchange.Regulatory StatementsThis press release contains "forward looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the fixing of a record date for the Company's annual and special meeting of shareholders and the adoption of a new advance notice policy. Generally, forward looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: general business, economic, competitive, geopolitical and social uncertainties; the actual results of exploration activities; regulatory risks; risks inherent in foreign operations; and other risks of operations. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Ahmed S. SaidLongford Energy Inc.President & CEO+1 (403) 263 3000asaid@forbesenergygroup.comNEITHER THE 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.