Blackbird Names New COO, Director

Blackbird announced the appointment of Mr. Dennis Paterson as a Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective immediately.

Mr. Paterson has more than 30 years of international oil and gas exploration and production experience in diverse areas, including China, the Middle East, Central and South East Asia, Kazakhstan, Europe and North and West Africa.

Mr. Paterson was educated at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and at Imperial College, University of London, London, England.

Garth Braun, Blackbird CEO, stated, "We are pleased to welcome Mr. Paterson to our board and management team. The depth of experience and knowledge that Dennis brings to the company is extremely exciting, and we are looking forward to the opportunities that may become available as a result."