Drake Energy Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : DPE

May 21, 2010 11:29 ET

Drake Appoints Receiver

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 21, 2010) - Drake Energy Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:DPE) ("Drake") announces that the Canadian Western Bank (the "Bank") has served Drake with notice demanding payment of its outstanding indebtedness to the Bank in the amount of approximately $4,000,000 and of the Bank's intention to enforce its security pursuant to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

After undertaking a review of Drake's current share price, production and cash flows, debt levels and other relevant considerations, Drake's board of directors has agreed to consent to the Bank's request to appoint a receiver immediately.

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