The merger between Gallic Energy and Petromanas was approved. I spoke to

William H. (Bill) Smith President and Chief Executive Officer Gallic Energy Ltd.

Tel: (403) 930-7533

just now (10:49 central time).

The merger was approved. Next is that they need the approval of the French Government. He said he anticipates no problem getting such approval. But, he did not say he could guarantee it, just that he thinks it will be approved.

Hurry up and wait ............... as they say.