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ENCOR SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE TALISMAN OFFER

 CALGARY, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Talisman Energy Inc.'s offer to acquire Encor Inc. was approved today by the shareholders of Encor Inc.
 79.4 percent of those voting common shares, including 72.5 percent of the minority, accepted the offer of one Talisman share for 30 Encor shares. Encor's majority shareholder, BCE Inc., voted its 18.6 percent of the common shares in favor.
 The amalgamation is subject to approval by the Alberta Court of Queens Bench, application for which will be made on Friday morning.
 "I am extremely pleased Encor's shareholders accepted our offer," said Dr. Jim Buckee, Talisman Energy's president and chief executive officer. "We now look forward to receipt of the court's approval."
 -0- 5/20/93
 /CONTACT: Ruth Ann Yardley, manager of public affairs, 403-237-1362, or Wayne Bobye, VP-Finance and CFO, 403-237-1363, both of Talisman Energy/
 (TLM.)


CO: Talisman Energy Inc.; Encor Inc. ST: Alberta IN: OIL SU: TNM

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