Toreador Resources Corporation Public Offering of Common Stock

February 23, 2005

DALLAS – Lawyers from Dallas-based Haynes and Boone, LLP represented Toreador Resources Corporation in the underwritten public offering of 1,437,500 shares of the company’s common stock at a public offering price of $24.25 per share.  Total offering size of the transaction amounted to approximately $34.8 million.

The offering was underwritten by the investment banking firm Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc.  Lawyers from Houston-based Bracewell & Patterson, L.L.P. represented Morgan Keegan in the offering.

Toreador announced the offering on January 4 and the transaction closed on February 16.

Toreador, based in Dallas, is an independent international energy company engaged in oil and natural gas exploration, development, production, leasing and acquisition activities.  Toreador’s common stock is listed on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol “TRGL.”

The Haynes and Boone team representing Toreador, all from the firm’s Dallas office, included corporate partner Janice Sharry, senior attorney Bruce Newsome and associates Jacob Wilson and Ashley Roberts.

Attorneys from Bracewell & Patterson’s Houston office representing Morgan Keegan included corporate partner Charles Still and associates Corey Brown, Garrett Spear-Smith and Emily Sperandio.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international law firm with nine offices throughout Texas, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and New York, providing a full spectrum of legal services to clients around the world. With more than 450 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by National Law Journal.  The firm has been recognized as one of the "20 Best Law Firms to Work For" (Vault.com, 2004), one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America” (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2004) and recipient of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2002 Thomas L. Sager Award for commitment to diversity.

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