Tuscay International Drilling Welcomes New BOD Member

Tuscany International Drilling announced the appointment of William Dorson to the Board of Directors of Tuscany. Mr. Dorson is an independent director with significant and relevant experience relating to the continued growth of Tuscany.

William Dorson retired in November, 2009 as CEO, Standard Bank New York and Head of Investment Banking, Americas. Bill began his career at Chase Manhattan Bank. Bill founded Chase Manhattan's Brazilian Investment Banking team in São Paulo in 1985. Mr. Dorson then spent four years as a founding member of Cotia Finance in São Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Dorson returned to New York in 1991 and joined ING Barings where he served as Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking.

Mr. Dorson received a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1972, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1976. Mr. Dorson is currently a Director of Banco Standard do Investimentos in São Paulo and of Rio Novo Gold in Toronto. Mr. Dorson served as a Director of Standard Bank London and Banco Standard Argentina, in Buenos Aires and as President of Standard New York Securities, a Broker/Dealer in New York. Bill Also served as a member of the Latin American Advisory Board of the FMO of the Netherlands.