Ithaca Energy Inc.

Ithaca Energy Inc.

September 17, 2009 09:00 ET

Ithaca Energy Inc.: Changes in Management

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2009)


Ithaca Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:IAE)(AIM:IAE) and its wholly owned subsidiary Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited ("Ithaca" or "the Company"), an independent oil & gas company with exploration, development and production assets in the UK sector of the North Sea, announces today that Lawrie Payne shall assume a Non-Executive role as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Ithaca Energy Inc.

Effective from 1st October 2009, Lawrie Payne shall step down from management of the Company and take on the role of Non-Executive Chairman of the Company. As previously stated in former releases, Mr. Payne stepped down as Chief Executive Officer in December 2008, following an orderly transition of the office of Chief Executive Officer to Iain McKendrick. At that time, Mr. Payne took on the role of Executive Chairman. The Board wishes to express thanks to Lawrie for his tireless contribution to the management of the Company over the past five years.

Coinciding with this announcement, the Company's London office will close on 1st October 2009, however investor enquiries by telephone should continue to utilise the London number which has been changed to +44 (0) 207 590 3665.

In addition the Company advises that its Calgary address has been changed to:

Ithaca Energy Inc.
7078 – 7th Avenue,
SW Calgary,
T2P 3H6.

Aberdeen Office +44 (0) 1224 638582

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