Strategic American Oil Welcomes BOD Member

Strategic American Oil has appointed Steven Carter to the Board of Directors of the Company, effective July 8, 2010.

Mr. Carter has served as Vice President of Operations since December 20, 2006. Mr. Carter is a registered professional engineer with twenty-nine years of management and engineering experience in oil and gas exploration, production operations, reservoir management, and drilling. Mr. Carter served as Operations Manager and Operations Engineer for T-C Oil Company from 1990 to June 2003, where he managed significant production, supervised drilling, provided economic evaluations and designed project workovers, as well as performing numerous other engineering services. In July 2003, Mr. Carter started Carter E&P, LLC, an independent oil and gas company, where he has worked from 2003 to the present. Mr. Carter has a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently resides in Portland, Texas.

Steven Carter stated, "I am delighted to be given the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for Strategic American Oil. Strategic is a company with significant oil and gas growth potential. I look forward in helping make this potential actualized in value for the company and its shareholders."

Jeremy Driver, President and CEO, stated, "Steven is a true asset to this Company. His years of experience in the Texas oilfields are invaluable to us and we are fortunate to have him heading our Texas field operations. He has consistently demonstrated conservative and wise judgment which is always a valuable commodity in business. It only makes sense to leverage his strengths further as a member of the board."