Vancouver, Canada - April 7, 2016 - TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX: TAO and OTCQX: TAOIF) announces that its Chief Financial Officer, Chris Ferguson, has submitted his resignation to pursue other opportunities, but will continue in his respective role during a transition period to support the appointment of Barry MacNeil who will be replacing Mr. Ferguson on an interim basis.
Mr. MacNeil is a qualified Chartered Professional Accountant who has more than 20 years of accounting experience in public and private practice. He has worked as a corporate accountant for a group of companies involved in sales and services of mining equipment to the international mining industry and a lumber company with export sales to Japan, Europe and Australia, and has been a director and officer of certain public companies operating in the oil and gas sector, including Trans-Orient Petroleum Ltd. Mr. MacNeil is also currently the Chief Financial Officer of Coronado Resources Ltd. (TSXV: CRD), and McorpCX, Inc. (TSXV: MCX), and acts as Corporate Controller for TAG Oil Ltd.
Toby Pierce, CEO commented, "All of us from TAG Oil would like to thank Chris for his efforts and wish him all the best in his future endeavours at his new employer. Given that we have a very strong accounting and finance team based in both New Zealand and Canada, I'm confident that TAG remains in an excellent position with our existing team."
About TAG Oil Ltd.
TAG Oil Ltd. (http://www.tagoil.com/) is a development-stage Australasian focussed oil and gas production and exploration company with extensive operations and production infrastructure in the Taranaki Basin region of New Zealand. As one of New Zealand's leading operators, TAG is positioned for reserve-based growth with high impact exploration upside in the lightly explored Taranaki discovery fairway. As a low cost, high netback oil and gas producer, TAG is debt-free and reinvests its cash flow into development opportunities and exploration drilling along trend with the Company's existing production.
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