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American Natural Energy Corporation Announces Issuance of Shares of Common Stock

Thursday, August 02, 2012

American Natural Energy Corporation Announces Issuance of Shares of Common Stock17:00 EDT Thursday, August 02, 2012TULSA, Okla., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Natural Energy Corporation ("ANEC") (TSX Venture: ANR.U) announced today that it has sold an aggregate of 7 million shares of its common stock for an aggregate cash consideration of $420,000.  The proposed sale of the shares was previously announced on June 8, 2012.  The proceeds are proposed to be used to fund the drilling and development of ANEC's Bayou Couba proved undeveloped locations.The shares of common stock are not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or the securities laws of any state and were issued in reliance on the exemption from registration afforded by Section 4(2) of the Securities Act, Rule 506 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act and corresponding provisions of state securities laws which exempt transactions by an issuer not involving any public offering.    ANEC is a Tulsa, Oklahoma based independent exploration and production company with operations in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.  For further information please contact Michael Paulk, CEO at 918-481-1440 or Steven P. Ensz, CFO at 281-367-5588.Neither 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.This Press Release may contain statements which constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs and current expectations of ANEC, its directors, or its officers with respect to the future business, well drilling and operating activities and performance of ANEC. Forward-looking statements also include the plans and intentions of ANEC to offer and sell shares of its Common Stock, its ability to complete such a transaction and the intended use of proceeds. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties. The actual results and outcome of events may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors.  The levels of and fluctuations in the prices for natural gas and oil and the demand for those commodities, the outcome of ANEC's development and exploration activities, including the success of its current and proposed well drilling activities and the availability of capital to pursue those activities could affect ANEC and its future prospects. ANEC's inability to raise additional capital would adversely affect its ability to pursue its drilling program and its liquidity.  Important additional factors that could cause such differences are described in ANEC's periodic reports and other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission and may be viewed at the Commission's Website at SOURCE American Natural Energy Corporation