EastCoast Energy Names New President to Head Tanzanian Ops

The Board of Directors of EastCoast Energy have appointed Peter Clutterbuck as President and CEO effective immediately. He replaces W. David Lyons who will assume the position of non-executive Chairman.

Since 2001, Mr. Clutterbuck has been Vice President Operations, and later Acting President of the company's Tanzania natural gas production and marketing businesses, now operating as EastCoast Energy Corporation. He has been instrumental in advancing the development of the Songo Songo natural gas field offshore Tanzania, its downstream infrastructure, and the building of new industrial natural gas markets in East Africa for incremental gas production from the Songo Songo gas field.

Mr. Clutterbuck's experience includes 15 years with BP Group in the Middle East, North Sea and North Slope Alaska, where he held operations and management positions. Subsequently, he managed a number of independent oil companies operating in the former Soviet Union, South America, and Asia. Mr. Clutterbuck has substantial experience managing onshore and offshore oil and gas operations, and has served on the Boards of public companies in both executive and non-executive positions.

Mr. Clutterbuck has an Honours Masters Degree in Engineering from Cambridge University, and has served on the Board of the Society of Petroleum Engineers in London since 1998, where he has been active in advancing continuing education programs and professional development within the petroleum industry.

EastCoast Energy Corporation is a TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) listed company focused on the production of Tanzanian natural gas and the sale of "Additional Gas" to markets in East Africa. The Company was spun out from PanOcean Energy Corporation as a separate public company on August 31, 2004. EastCoast Energy Class B Subordinate Voting Shares and Class A Common Shares are listed for trading on the TSXV under the trading symbols ECE.A and ECE.B. The company is headquartered in Tortola, British Virgin Islands and maintains its operations offices in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The TSXV neither approves nor disapproves the information contained in this news release.