Centurion Energy International Inc.
TSX : CUX
AIM : CUX.L

Centurion Energy International Inc.

October 19, 2006 08:00 ET

Centurion Announces New Director

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 19, 2006) -

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Centurion Energy International Inc. (TSX:CUX) (AIM:CUX.L) ("Centurion") is pleased to announce the addition of David Howard Thomas of London, England to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Thomas, age 49, joined Centurion's executive team as the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2006. He has over 27 years of international experience gained in Africa, Russia, Asia, Australia and Europe (the North Sea). Most recently, Mr. Thomas worked for Eni serving as Regional Vice President for Russia and Asia and subsequently, West Africa, where he was responsible for upstream and midstream business activities. He has formerly served on the Board of numerous Lasmo and Eni subsidiaries holding assets in his areas of responsibility.

Said Arrata, Centurion's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated: "I am delighted to welcome David to the Centurion Board of Directors. He has a great depth of international experience, gained with large integrated and smaller independent oil and gas companies, and his technical and commercial understanding will be of great value to us as we grow the company further."

Centurion is an independent oil and gas company operating primarily in the Egyptian Nile Delta. Its common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada and on AIM in the United Kingdom.

Within the previous five years, Mr. Thomas has formerly served as director for the following companies; Eni UK Limited, Eni AEP Limited, Eni ANS Limited, Eni BB Limited, Eni BBI Limited, Eni Birch Limited, Eni ElginFranklin Limited, Eni Forties Limited, Eni India Limited, Eni Investments Limited, Eni Lasmo plc, Eni Middle East Limited, Eni Australia Limited, Eni JPDA03-13 Limited, Eni Pakistan Limited, Eni International NANV Sarl, Eni Monument Trustees Limited, Eni Lasmo Trustee Limited, Eni MHH Limited, Eni BBOH Limited, Eni Buprex Limited, Eni Ninmx Limited, Eni International Exploration Limited, Eni Neptune Limited, Eni AOG Limited, Eni UKCS Limited, Eni Liverpool Bay Limited, Eni Trading Limited, Eni ULT Limited, Eni Ventures Limited, Lasmo Sanga Sanga Limited, Unimar LLC, Virginia Indonesia Co. LLC, Virginia International Co. LLC and Norske Agip.

There are no further disclosures required under Schedule 2, Para (g) of the AIM Rules.

Contact Information

  • Centurion Energy International Inc.
    Said S. Arrata
    Chairman and CEO
    (403) 263-6002
    or
    Centurion Energy International Inc.
    Dave Thomas
    President and COO
    (403) 263-6002
    or
    Centurion Energy International Inc.
    Scott Koyich
    Investor Relations
    (403) 215-5979
    or
    Citigate Dewe Rogerson
    Martin Jackson
    London
    +44 207 638 9571
    or
    Citigate Dewe Rogerson
    Kate Delahunty
    London
    +44 207 638 9571
    or
    Canaccord Adams Limited
    David Porter
    +44 20 7518 2777
    or
    Canaccord Adams Limited
    Tyler Broda
    +44 20 7518 2777