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Aug 20, 2008 - 08:56 ET Antrim Energy Inc. Announces Closing of Over-Allotment Option at $3.10 Per Share

CALGARY, ALBERTA and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2008) - 

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Antrim Energy Inc. ("Antrim" or the "Company") (TSX:AEN) (AIM:AEY), an international oil and gas exploration and production company, is pleased to announce that it has closed the sale of an additional 1,000,000 common shares at $3.10 per share for gross proceeds of $3,100,000 in connection with the partial exercise of the over-allotment option granted to the Underwriters under its recent bought deal financing, which closed on July 15, 2008. Upon closing of the purchase of the over-allotment shares, a total of 17,130,000 common shares have been sold, resulting in gross proceeds of C$53,103,000. The syndicate was co-led by RBC Capital Markets, as sole bookrunner, and Wellington West Capital Markets Inc. and also includes Cormark Securities Inc. and Research Capital Corporation, collectively (the "Underwriters").

Antrim has made an application to the London Stock Exchange for 1,000,000 new shares to be admitted to trading on AIM and admission is expected to take place on August 26, 2008. After giving effect to the financing, Antrim has 134,955,664 common shares issued and outstanding.

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy the securities in any jurisdiction. These securities have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities law, and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless an exemption from registration is available.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, which include assumptions with respect to (i) funds to be raised in a financing; and (ii) future capital expenditures. 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 the Company's control. Please refer to the Company'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. The Company'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, including the amount of proceeds, that the Company will derive therefrom. All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to the Company 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 and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable Canadian securities laws and AIM Rules in the UK.

Updated information about Antrim can be accessed on its website: www.antrimenergy.com

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.

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. Douglas Olson Chief Financial Officer (403) 264-5111 (403) 264-5113 (FAX) Email: olson@antrimenergy.com Website: www.antrimenergy.com or Nominated Adviser Royal Bank of Canada Europe Limited Sarah Wharry +44 20 7653 4667