TORONTO, ONTARIO (September 14, 2009) – Petrolympic Ltd. ("Petrolympic" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Carmelo Marrelli to the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Company following the resignation of Mr. Ernest Cleave on June 30, 2009.
Mr. Marrelli holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Certified General Accountant. Mr. Marrelli is currently the President of Marrelli Support Services Inc., a corporate services firm. Mr. Marrelli has held management positions with various public and private entities over the course of his career. The board of directors of the Company is pleased to welcome Mr. Marrelli to the management team at Petrolympic.
About Petrolympic Ltd.
Petrolympic Ltd. is a junior oil and gas company that is actively exploring for premium light crude oil and natural gas in Quebec, Canada. The company combines significant land positions, promising geology, systematic exploration, accessible infrastructure, and experienced management. Petrolympic holds an interest in 1,903,098 acres (786,344 hectares) of oil and gas exploration permits in the Appalachian Basin of Quebec that include holdings in the St. Lawrence Lowlands and Gaspe Peninsula. The Company's holdings in the St. Lawrence Lowlands include a 30% interest in 673,021 acres (272,362 hectares) through a joint venture with Ressource & Énergie Squatex inc ("Squatex") giving Petrolympic a major position over the Utica Shale, Lorraine and Trenton-Black River formations as well as a 100% interest in 140,000 acres (56,622 hectares) located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence less than 30 kilometers southwest of Montreal. The Gaspé and Bas-st.Lawrence holdings include a 30% interest in 988,609 acres (400,076 hectares) through a joint venture with Squatex and a 100% interest in a block of exploration permits totaling 101,029 acres (40,885 hectares) located between Rimouski and Matane prospective for hydrothermal dolomite hosted light oil.
This press release includes certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of the Securities Act (Ontario), including, but not limited to, statements as to timing and extent of exploration programs and the availability of exploration results. As such, forward-looking information addresses future events and conditions and involves inherent risks and uncertainties, as disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Petrolympic documents filed from time to time with the Ontario Securities Commission and other regulatory authorities. Actual results could differ significantly from those currently projected as a result of, among those factors, adverse weather, regulatory changes, delays in receiving permits, accidents and delays in completing exploration activities not all of which are in the control of Petrolympic. The forward-looking information contained herein is Petrolympic's reasonable estimate today of future events and conditions, but no assurance can be given that such events or conditions will occur.
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