SOURCE: Americas Energy Company

December 09, 2009 14:30 ET

Americas Energy Company Adds Top Executive to Management Team

KNOXVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - December 9, 2009) - Americas Energy Company (OTCBB: AENY), a publicly traded company currently based out of British Columbia, and Americas Energy Company, Inc., "AECo," based out of Knoxville, Tennessee, announced today that AECo has hired Samuel "Sam" Johnson, MBA, PE, to their executive team as Chief Operating Officer (COO). AECo is in the process of being acquired by AENY. Mr. Johnson has more than 40 years of coal industry experience and was most recently employed by Midwest Terminals of Toledo International. Mr. Johnson has also worked with two publicly traded companies: Transco Energy and General Energy.

"The addition of Sam Johnson to the AECo executive team is the final piece of the puzzle!" said Chris Headrick, President and Co-CEO of Americas Energy Company. Mr. Headrick added, "With the pending acquisition of the Evans Coal Company, Inc. we realized that we needed a strong and experienced hand to properly develop and exploit the resources assembled by the Evans family. Sam brings AECo that depth of experience. With Sam's guidance we will develop and offer our high quality specialty coals to both the domestic and international markets." Please visit our website to view Mr. Johnson's resume.

About Americas Energy Company

We are a consolidator of high quality energy properties, operating out of our main offices in Knoxville, TN. We currently operate projects in both Kentucky and Tennessee. AECo invests in energy projects throughout the Americas. We are currently evaluating several additional coal projects, as well as an oil and gas rework project in Southeastern Kentucky.

Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements in this release relating to completion of the acquisition and the positive direction are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Some or all of the results anticipated by these forward-looking statements may not occur. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, contractual difficulties which may arise, the failure to obtain necessary approvals, the failure to complete the business combination between AECo - Tennessee and AENY - British Columbia, the future market price of AENY common stock and the ability to obtain the necessary financing.

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