Christopher Brown Joins Aurelian as New Exploration Manager

Aurelian is pleased to announce that Christopher Brown has been appointed as exploration manager. Chris (53) is joining us from Suncor Energy, where he was Exploration Director for North Africa and the Near East.

Previously, he was with Enterprise Oil, holding various posts involving several Central European projects and was also responsible for the establishment of Enterprise's Rome office which was the base for their major Southern Apennine discoveries. He was their International New Ventures Manager when Shell took them over in 2002.

Chris will join Aurelian on March 1, 2010, following completion of his current responsibilities with Suncor Energy who are relocating the management of their international business back to Canada.

Rowen Bainbridge, CEO of Aurelian, commented, "We are delighted to have Chris joining us in this role; especially someone of his caliber and expertise. His appointment represents further progress in our plans to strengthen Aurelian's technical and operating capability. He will play a key role in successfully delivering on our high impact exploration portfolio in our two core operating areas."

Michael Seymour, Exploration Director and President of Aurelian, commented, "This is a key position for the company. Chris is a highly qualified explorer with extensive knowledge of our operating region. He joins us at a time when a number of important new programs will be getting under way and we believe his background and experience will prove invaluable."