Forte Energy NL
LSE : FTE

July 13, 2011 02:00 ET

Appointment of COO

                                                                                             FORTE ENERGY NL
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13 July 2011                                                                                   ASX/AIM: FTE


                                              Forte Energy NL
                                     ("Forte Energy" or "the Company")
                                                     
                                            Appointment of COO

Forte  Energy,  the  exploration and development company with uranium assets in Guinea and  Mauritania,  is
pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Yelland as Chief Operating Officer.  Scott joins Forte  Energy
from Berkeley Resources Ltd, an ASX and AIM listed resources company with advanced uranium exploration  and
development  projects in Spain.  His appointment will be effective from the 1st of September 2011  although
he will be involved earlier in exploration strategy.

Scott Yelland (age 50) is a mining engineer with over 28 years experience in the mining industry. Scott has
a  Masters  degree in Mining Engineering from the Camborne School of Mines, is a Chartered Engineer  and  a
Fellow  of the Institute of Mining, Mineral and Materials.  Prior to joining Berkeley in April 2007,  Scott
held Senior management roles with Kinross in Russia and with Rio Tinto in Brazil and Australia.

Upon  his  appointment, Mr Yelland will be granted one million options exercisable at six  (6)  pence  each
within  five  years,  with  500,000 options vesting on each of the first and second  anniversaries  of  his
appointment.  A further two million options exercisable at ten (10) pence each within five years  of  their
date  of  issue  will be granted upon a) completion of twelve months service and b) achievement  of  agreed
performance targets. This second tranche of options would vest 750,000 on an annual basis following issue.

Scott replaces Brad George, who has left Forte Energy to pursue other interests.

Commenting on the appointment, Mark Reilly, Managing Director of Forte Energy, said:

"Scott  joins  Forte  Energy at a crucial time in the Company's development -  he  will  be  overseeing  an
aggressive  drilling  campaign in both Mauritania and Guinea, which will improve our understanding  of  our
significant uranium resources in West Africa.  Scott's experience in both exploration as well as developing
and building mines will help the Company on the next stage of its development into a leading junior uranium
company.  The Board would like to thank Brad George for his contribution to the Company."

For further information contact:

Mark Reilly, Managing Director
Forte Energy NL                                       Tel: +44 (0) 203 300 0187

Mark Williams / Tarica Mpinga
Canaccord Genuity Limited                             Tel: +44 (0) 207 050 6500

Bobby Morse / Katharine Sutton
Buchanan                                              Tel: +44 (0) 207 466 5000

Nicholas Read / Paul Armstrong
Read Corporate                                        Tel: +61 (0) 8 9388 1474

Stuart Laing
RFC Corporate Finance Ltd                             Tel: +61 (0) 8 9480 2506
(AIM Nominated Adviser to the Company)

About Forte Energy

Forte  is  an  Australian-based minerals company focused on the exploration and development of uranium  and
associated  bi-products in Guinea and Mauritania in West Africa.  The Company has an extensive pipeline  of
assets and total JORC resources of 45.5Mt @ 284ppm U3O8 for 28.5Mlbs contained U3O8 (100ppm cut-off).

Its  flagship assets are the Firawa project in Guinea (17.7Mt grading 296ppm U3O8 for 11.6Mlb U3O8) and the
Bir  En Nar project in Mauritania (JORC resources of 1.33Mt @ 704ppm U3O8 for 2.06Mlbs U3O8), with a maiden
resource  at  the A238 prospect in Mauritania recently announced (26.5Mt @ 256ppm U3O8 for 14.9Mlbs  U3O8).
Forte  has also received encouraging rare earth elements results from Firawa, with a JORC resource expected
in H2 2011.

Forte's  strategy  is  to  target high grade uranium orebodies and build a low  cost  West  African-focused
uranium producer.  The Company is quoted on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: FTE) and AIM market of  the
London Stock Exchange (AIM: FTE). For more information, visit www.forteenergy.com.au.

The  information in this report that relates to Exploration Results is based on information compiled by Mr.
Bosse  Gustafsson,  who  is  a  Member  of the European Federation of Geologists,  a  'Recognised  Overseas
Professional  Organisation'  ('ROPO') included in a list promulgated by the  ASX  from  time  to  time.  Mr
Gustafsson  is  a  full  time  Technical Director of Forte Energy NL and  is  responsible  for  exploration
activities  in  Mauritania and Guinea. Mr. Gustafsson has sufficient experience which is  relevant  to  the
style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which he is undertaking
to  qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2004 Edition of the 'Australasian Code for Reporting of
Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves'. Mr. Gustafsson consents to the inclusion in  this
report of the matters based on his information in the form and context in which it appears.

The  information  in  this report that relates to the Mineral Resource at Firawa  in  Guinea  is  based  on
information compiled by Mr. Bosse Gustafsson of Forte Energy NL and Mr. Doug Corley of Coffey Mining Ltd.

The information in this report that relates to the Mineral Resource at Bir En Nar in Mauritania is based on
information compiled by Mr. Bosse Gustafsson of Forte Energy NL and Mr. Neil Inwood of Coffey Mining Ltd.

The  information in this report that relates to the Mineral Resource at the A238 prospect in Mauritania  is
based on information compiled by Mr. Bosse Gustafsson or Forte Energy NL and Mr Galen White BSc (hons) FGS,
MAUSIMM, Principal Geologist of CSA Global Inc (UK).

Mr.  Gustafsson, Mr. Corley, Mr. Inwood and Mr. White have sufficient experience which is relevant  to  the
style  of  mineralisation  and  type of deposit under consideration and to the  activity  which  they  have
undertaken  to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2004 Edition of the "Australasian  Code  for
Reporting  of  Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves". Mr. Gustafsson,  Mr.  Corley,  Mr.
Inwood  and Mr. White consent to the inclusion in this report of the matters based on their information  in
the form and context in which it appears.



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