CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 19, 2005) - Storm Cat Energy Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SME) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Craig Steinke of White Rock, British Columbia to join its Board of Directors. He will also serve as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Steinke is a founding shareholder of Storm Cat and has served as a consultant to the Company since early 2004 in connection with property acquisitions.
Educated as a Petroleum Land Man, Mr. Steinke created Reconnaissance Energy in 1994, which specializes in oil and gas property acquisitions and corporate finance. Mr. Steinke has founded and served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of various Canadian junior oil & gas exploration and production companies; both publicly and privately held. Mr. Steinke's primary focus has been directed to the unconventional natural gas industry since the initial stages of its development in Canada.
Storm Cat's President, Scott Zimmerman, said "Storm Cat Energy Corporation welcomes Mr. Steinke to its Board of Directors. We feel his presence and acceptance as position of Chairman of the Board signifies Storm Cat's continued efforts to strengthen its Board in building a world class unconventional resource Corporation. As one of the founding shareholders of Storm Cat Energy Corporation, Mr. Steinke's addition to the Board signifies the faith in the strategy of the Company. Mr. Steinke will retain the title of Founder and Chairman of the Board."
The Company has accepted the resignation of Dr. S. Robert Bereskin and is sincerely thankful for his service as a Director. Dr. Bereskin will continue to serve the Company as a consultant.
Storm Cat Energy is a growing exploration company focusing on developing unconventional natural gas reserves globally. The company's primary objective is to create value for its shareholders by applying strong technical expertise to strategies that will unlock substantial natural gas resources in areas where production can be achieved quickly and efficiently.
By Order of the Board of Directors
Storm Cat Energy Corporation
J. Scott Zimmerman
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