Primeline Cancels Escrowed Shares

November 19th, 2002
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November 19, 2002, London, England. Primeline Energy Holdings Inc. (TSX Venture: PEH), (“Primeline” or the “Company”) announces that as authorized by shareholders today, it has repurchased for a total of US$1.00 the 2,127,070 common shares registered in the name of its controlling shareholder Primeline International (Holdings) Inc. (“PIHI”) and cancelled them, resulting in its issued capital being reduced to 23,987,290 common shares.

Such common shares (the “Cancellable Shares”) were required to be cancelled by the Company pursuant to the escrow agreement dated July 7, 1995 made between the Company and Pacific Corporate Trust Company. However, under Cayman Islands law, under which the Company is incorporated, in order for the Cancellable Shares to be no longer in issue they had to be repurchased by the Company, and under Cayman Islands corporate law, it was necessary for the Company to ask its shareholders to pass a special resolution to approve the Company purchasing the Cancellable Shares for less than their issue price and only after so repurchasing them, can they be cancelled. For further information, see the Company’s Information Circular dated October 16, 2002 filed at

The Company’s shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ‘PEH’.
“Peter Kelty”

Peter Kelty
Primeline Energy Holdings Inc.

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