Nighthawk Says Hello to Non-Executive Chairman

Nighthawk announced the appointment of Stephen Gutteridge as Non-Executive Chairman with immediate effect. Mike Thomsen, the Company's current Executive Chairman, will remain on the Board in his capacity as President of US Operations.

Stephen has spent over 30 years working in the oil and energy industries for companies including Shell Marketing and Trading, Amerada Hess Corporation, Seeboard plc and the International Petroleum Exchange. He was Chairman of Star Energy Group from its initial public offering until its sale to Petronas, and most recently was Chairman of President Petroleum plc. He has held numerous directorships in both public and private organizations, including Chairman, Chief Executive, Executive and Non-Executive roles. Stephen is currently Chairman of privately-owned training group TQ Holdings Ltd and is a Non-Executive Director of AIM-quoted Fulcrum Utility Services plc.

Tim Heeley, Chief Executive of Nighthawk, commented, "We are delighted that Steve has joined the Board at this important stage for Nighthawk. Steve's appointment follows closely behind that of Chuck Wilson as COO and Richard Swindells as CFO adding significant depth and breadth to the board and management of the Company as we look to implement our new focused strategy. I am also pleased that Mike Thomsen will be continuing in his role as President of US Operations and would like to thank Mike for his strong support as Chairman. Following our strategic review we have now put in place a platform from which we can move forward to deliver the substantial potential that we believe we have in the Jolly Ranch project. We are already focused on the next steps in achieving that."