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May 22, 2008 - 09:30 ET Antrim Energy Appoints UK Managing Director

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Antrim Energy Inc. ("the Company") (TSX:AEN) (AIM:AEY), an international oil and gas exploration and production company, is pleased to announce that Godfrey Stowe has been appointed as Managing Director of the company's wholly owned UK subsidiary, Antrim Resources (N.I.) Limited, based in Guildford, Surrey.

Mr. Stowe, a registered professional engineer, will be directly responsible for Antrim's growing UK operations and asset management. He has an extensive background in North Sea project and general management gained as Director, Developments with Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) International where he was responsible for CNR's UK and offshore West Africa facility developments. Prior to this, he was Project and Production Manager for the Central North Sea for CNR and Ranger Oil (UK) Ltd. Mr. Stowe's experience in North Sea project management will greatly assist Antrim in its drive towards first oil production in the UK.

"I am very pleased to welcome Mr. Stowe to the Antrim group," said Stephen Greer, President and CEO. "He has significant, hands-on experience successfully bringing offshore oil projects to first production. His strong leadership and organizational skills will complement our existing team and allow for further growth of our resource base in the UK."

About Antrim

Antrim Energy Inc. is a Canadian, Calgary based high-growth junior oil and gas exploration and production company with assets in the UK 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 www.antrimenergy.com 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 www.sedar.com, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Antrim Energy Inc. Stephen Greer President & CEO (403) 264-5111 (403) 264-5113 (FAX) Email: greer@antrimenergy.com or Antrim Energy Inc. Kerry Fulton Chief Operating Officer (403) 264-5111 (403) 264-5113 (FAX) Email: fulton@antrimenergy.com Website: www.antrimenergy.com or Nominated Adviser on AIM: RBC Capital Markets Sarah Wharry + 44 20 7653 4667