Nov 12, 2008 - 16:34 ET Antrim Energy Announces New Board Member

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2008) - 


Antrim Energy Inc. ("the Company") (TSX:AEN) (AIM:AEY), today announced that James Cameron Smith, CA, will join its board as a Non-Executive Director effective immediately.

Mr. Smith has more than 35 years of experience in management functions, primarily in financial and administrative areas. With the addition of Mr. Smith, the Antrim Board will consist of seven members.

Mr. Smith, 57, has been involved in the oil and gas industry since 1983 and has worked as a vice president at major companies such as Amoco Canada, Crestar Energy and Dome Petroleum. He was Chief Financial Officer of Crestar Energy Inc. from its formation in 1992, through its public offering in 1993, until 1998. He is also a director of Penn West Petroleum Ltd., Pure Energy Services Ltd., Grey Wolf Exploration Inc., TG World Energy Corp. and Rondo Petroleum Inc.

"Jim is a widely respected and experienced financial executive who brings added strength to the Antrim Board," said Stephen Greer, President and CEO. "His background in financial analysis and reporting, and dealing with the financial markets will be a valuable contribution to Antrim's future growth and success."

Mr. Smith is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Toronto. He has also completed the Program for Senior Executives at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About Antrim

Antrim Energy Inc. is a Calgary-based high-growth junior oil and gas exploration and production company with assets in the U.K. North Sea and Argentina. Antrim is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (AEN) and on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (AEY). Visit for more information.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, which include assumptions with respect to future plans, results and capital expenditures. Cumulative volumes are not necessarily representative of future production volumes. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information may prove to be incorrect. All such forward looking statements involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond Antrim's control. Please refer to Antrim's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2007 and dated March 31, 2008 and available for viewing at, for a list of risk factors. Antrim's actual results could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that Antrim will derive therefrom. All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to Antrim or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release. 

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In accordance with AIM guidelines, Mr. Doug Olson, Chief Financial Officer, of Antrim, is the qualified person that has reviewed the technical information contained in this news release.


Antrim Energy Inc. Stephen Greer President & CEO (403) 264-5111 (403) 264-5113 (FAX) Email: or Antrim Energy Inc. Doug Olson Chief Financial Officer (403) 264-5111 (403) 264-5113 (FAX) Email: Website: or Royal Bank of Canada Europe Limited Sarah Wharry Nominated Adviser +44 20 7653 4667