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RNS Number : 3556V

Touchstone Exploration Inc.

08 April 2019

GRANT OF SHARE OPTIONS

Calgary, Alberta - April 8, 2019 - Touchstone Exploration Inc. ("Touchstone" or the "Company") (TSX / LSE: TXP) announces the grant of 2,550,000 share options on April 5, 2019 to its executive officers, non-executive directors and key employees in accordance with the Company's shareholder approved stock option plan. The grant was awarded to the following recipients:

 
 Recipient                                        Number of share options 
                                                          granted 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 Paul R. Baay, President, Chief Executive 
  Officer and Director                                            450,000 
 Scott Budau, Chief Financial Officer                             300,000 
 James Shipka, Chief Operating Officer                            300,000 
 Kenneth R. McKinnon, Non-Executive Director                      132,500 
 Peter Nicol, Non-Executive Director                              132,500 
 Stanley T. Smith, Non-Executive Director                         127,500 
 Thomas E. Valentine, Non-Executive Director                      135,000 
 Dr. Harrie Vredenburg, Non-Executive Director                    115,000 
 John D. Wright, Non-Executive Director                           137,500 
 Employees                                                        720,000 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 Total                                                          2,550,000 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------------------ 
 

The share options were issued with an exercise price of C$0.23 per common share, which was measured by reference to the five-day weighted average trading price of the Company's common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange to the close of trading on April 4, 2019. The share options have a five-year term and vest one third on each of the next three anniversaries of the grant date.

Following this grant, the Company has a total of 11,099,640 share options and incentive share options outstanding, representing approximately 6.9% of the Company's outstanding common shares.

The notification below, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation, provides further detail on the above transactions.

For Further Information:

Touchstone Exploration Inc.

Mr. Paul Baay, President and Chief Executive Officer Tel: +1 (403) 750-4487

Mr. James Shipka, Chief Operating Officer

www.touchstoneexploration.com

Shore Capital (Nominated Advisor and Joint Broker)

Nominated Advisor: Edward Mansfield / Mark Percy / Daniel Bush Tel: +44 (0) 207 408 4090

Corporate Broking: Jerry Keen

GMP FirstEnergy (Joint Broker)

Jonathan Wright / Hugh Sanderson Tel: +44 (0) 207 448 0200

Camarco (Financial PR)

Nick Hennis / Jane Glover / Billy Clegg Tel: +44 (0) 203 757 4980

About Touchstone

Touchstone Exploration Inc. is a Calgary based company engaged in the business of acquiring interests in petroleum and natural gas rights and the exploration, development, production and sale of petroleum and natural gas. Touchstone is currently active in onshore properties located in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Company's common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol "TXP".

Notification of transactions of persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

 
 1.   Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
       / person closely associated 
 a)   Name                         1. Paul R. Baay 
                                    2. Scott Budau 
                                    3. James Shipka 
                                    4. Kenneth R. McKinnon 
                                    5. Peter Nicol 
                                    6. Stanley T. Smith 
                                    7. Thomas E. Valentine 
                                    8. Dr. Harrie Vredenburg 
                                    9. John D. Wright 
     ---------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 2.   Reason for the notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Position/status              1. Chief Executive Officer 
                                    2. Chief Financial Officer 
                                    3. Chief Operating Officer 
                                    4. Non-Executive Director 
                                    5. Non-Executive Director 
                                    6. Non-Executive Director 
                                    7. Non-Executive Director 
                                    8. Non-Executive Director 
                                    9. Non-Executive Director 
     ---------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 b)   Initial notification         Initial notification 
       /Amendment 
     ---------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 3.   Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Name                         Touchstone Exploration Inc. 
     ---------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 b)   LEI                          2138008URBSUC1J24J73 
     ---------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 4.   Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for 
       (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
       (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have 
       been conducted 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Description of the           Options over common shares of no par value 
       financial instrument,        in the capital of Touchstone Exploration 
       type of instrument           Inc., each with an exercise price of C$0.23 
                                    and an expiry date of 4 April 2024. 
 
       Identification code          CA89156L1085 
     ---------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transactions   Grant of share options to executive directors/officers 
     ---------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)              Effective price   Volume(s) 
                                      1.   Nil               450,000 
                                          ----------------  ---------- 
                                      2.   Nil               300,000 
                                          ----------------  ---------- 
                                      3.   Nil               300,000 
                                          ----------------  ---------- 
                                      4.   Nil               132,500 
                                          ----------------  ---------- 
                                      5.   Nil               132,500 
                                          ----------------  ---------- 
                                      6.   Nil               127,500 
                                          ----------------  ---------- 
                                      7.   Nil               135,000 
                                          ----------------  ---------- 
                                      8.   Nil               115,000 
                                          ----------------  ---------- 
                                      9.   Nil               137,500 
                                          ----------------  ---------- 
     ---------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information       Aggregate volumes 
       - Aggregated volume          1. 450,000 
                                    2. 300,000 
                                    3. 300,000 
                                    4. 132,500 
                                    5. 132,500 
                                    6. 127,500 
                                    7. 135,000 
                                    8. 115,000 
                                    9. 137,500 
 
                                    Aggregate prices 
                                    1. Nil 
                                    2. Nil 
                                    3. Nil 
                                    4. Nil 
                                    5. Nil 
       - Price                      6. Nil 
                                    7. Nil 
                                    8. Nil 
                                    9. Nil 
     ---------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction      5 April 2019 
     ---------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction     Outside a trading venue 
     ---------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 

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