Jun 5, 2008 - 14:29 ET Antrim Energy Elects New Member to Board of Directors

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2008) - 


Antrim Energy Inc. ("the Company") (TSX:AEN) (AIM:AEY), an international oil and gas exploration and production company, today announced that Mr. Colin Hunter James Maclean was elected as a Non-Executive Director at the company's recently held Annual General Meeting. Mr. Maclean (62) has over 30 years of international oil and gas experience.

Prior to joining Antrim, Mr. Maclean held various leadership roles, at BP Plc. In the United Kingdom, he was responsible for the development of and production from several North Sea fields. Internationally, he was responsible for the restructuring of several refinery, petrochemicals and pipeline units where he was instrumental in returning those business units to profitability. Mr. Maclean has an honours degree in Geology from the Queen's University of Belfast and a Diploma in International Business Administration from the Institut Europeen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), one of the world's leading business schools.

"We are very pleased to welcome Colin to our Board," said Stephen Greer, President and CEO. "His extensive work experience and business skills have covered a variety of exploration and production activities around the world, including offshore project work focused on the discovery and development of new oilfields in the UK North Sea. Antrim will benefit greatly from the depth of his international and corporate experience, and we are looking forward to his guidance as we focus on the company's continued growth, development and operations in the UK North Sea and Argentina."

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 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.


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