Salamander Appoints New CFO

Salamander announced the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Copus as Chief Financial Officer, and a Board director, of the Company. He is expected to take up his position in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Jonathan, 39, has worked as an oil and gas equity research analyst for over 10 years, most recently as a Director of Deutsche Bank's Oil and Gas Equity Research team. Prior to becoming an analyst, he worked for Shell International as a geologist in its Deepwater E&P team based in Holland and Houston.

Jonathan has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and a First Class BSc in Geology from the University of Durham.

James Menzies, Chief Executive of Salamander Energy, said, "Jonathan is an individual of caliber and drive; an excellent hire for Salamander. He brings an outstanding grasp of our sector and the essential combination of geological and financial skills for a growing, technically-led E&P company. I and my fellow directors look forward to working with him and we believe that Jonathan will make a strong contribution to the future of Salamander."

Jonathan Copus, commented on his appointment, "I am excited to be opening a new chapter in my career. Salamander is a balanced business in which I believe great upside to exist. I look forward to working with James and the team to realize this potential."