Niko Resources Ltd.

Niko Resources Ltd.

May 17, 2006 08:30 ET

Niko Announces Chief Financial Officer

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - May 17, 2006) - Niko Resources Ltd. (TSX:NKO) is pleased to announce that Murray Hesje is joining the firm as Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Hesje holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has served in senior positions with a number of oil and gas companies. Murray was most recently Chief Operating Officer for Pearl Energy Limited, a company trading on the Singapore Stock Exchange and operating exclusively in S.E. Asia. Prior to Pearl Energy, Murray was Vice-President and Controller for Gulf Canada Limited up to the time of ConocoPhillips's acquisition of Gulf Canada Limited and then held the position of Vice-President Finance for ConocoPhillips Canada.

Mr. Hesje is joining the Company mid June 2006.

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements. Specifically, this press release contains forward-looking statements relating to management's approach to operations, estimates of future sales, production and deliveries, business plans for drilling and development, estimated amounts and timing of capital expenditures, anticipated operating costs, royalty rates, cash flows, transportation plans and capacity, anticipated access to infrastructure or other expectations, beliefs, plans, goals, objectives, assumptions and statements about future events or performance. The reader is cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable by Niko at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. Actual results achieved during the forecast period will vary from the information provided herein as a result of numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to: general economic, market and business conditions; industry capacity; competitive action by other companies; fluctuations in oil and gas prices; the results of exploration and development drilling and related activities; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to productions, costs and expenses; uncertainties as to the availability and cost of financing; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; the imprecision in reserve estimates; risks associated with oil and gas operations, such as operational risks in exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas; risks and uncertainties involving geology of oil and gas deposits; the weather in the Company's area of operations; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; changes in environmental and other regulations; actions by governmental authorities including changes in laws and increases in taxes; decisions or approvals of administrative tribunals; risks in conducting foreign operations (for example, political and fiscal instability or the possibility of civil unrest or military action in countries such as India and Bangladesh); the effect of acts of, or actions against international terrorism; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Niko. There is no representation by Niko that the actual results achieved during the forecast period will be the same in whole or in part as those forecast.

Contact Information

  • Niko Resources Ltd.
    Edward Sampson
    Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 262-1020