Canadian Spirit Resources Inc.

Canadian Spirit Resources Inc.

May 26, 2005 17:52 ET

Canadian Spirit Resources Appoints V.P. Exploration/Operations

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - May 26, 2005) - Canadian Spirit Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SPI) ("CSRI" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian C. Mahood as Vice President, Exploration/Operations effective May 25, 2005. Mr. Mahood holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of British Columbia and is a member of APEGGA and other professional associations. Brian has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry of which the last ten years have included senior management and consulting roles in the exploration for and development of natural gas from coal.

Commenting on Mr. Mahood's appointment, Phil Geiger, President & COO said "Brian is an excellent addition to our management team. His many years of unconventional gas experience will be a tremendous asset to CSRI as we continue to grow the Company".

Further to our recent news release dated May 11th regarding the Farrell Creek Project located in northeast British Columbia, the Company anticipates that government imposed road bans will be lifted by mid-June. Following a short gravelling program that will allow wet weather access on Company roads and leases, the Company will immediately initiate its summer work program which includes:

a) stimulating and production testing a conventional tight gas sand in its second test hole;

b) a staged stimulation and production testing of the Gething formation coals and interbedded sands in its third test hole; and

c) spudding of a fourth test hole dedicated to gathering data on shale gas potential in the Farrell Creek area.

Canadian Spirit Resources Inc. is a natural resources company focusing on the exploration and development of opportunities in the natural gas from coal ("NGC", also referred to as coalbed methane or "CBM") sector of the energy industry.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Canadian Spirit Resources Inc.

"Phil Geiger"

Phillip D.C. Geiger, President & COO

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