SOURCE: Grid Petroleum

March 15, 2011 09:45 ET

Grid Petroleum Announces Change in Management

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - Grid Petroleum Corp. (OTCBB: GRPR) (hereafter "Grid," "The Company") announced today a change in management and members of the board of directors.

On January 6, 2011, Mr. James Powell was appointed as the President of the Company. He comes to Grid Petroleum after an extensive career in commercial and residential real estate, specializing in valuations and investment properties. From September 2006 to the present, Mr. Powell has been the owner and operator of JP Commercial, a commercial real estate company located in San Diego, California, and which specializes in the sale and acquisition of investment properties. Properties included multi-family, retail, and commercial office buildings. From June 2002 through September 2006, Mr. Powell worked for CB Richard Ellis, Inc. in San Diego, California.

The Company also saw the appointment of Mr. Robert Hoar as the head of Exploration and Development of Resource Properties, a new division of the Company. From 2009 to the present, Mr. Hoar has been Exploration Manager for Solimar Energy, LLC and is responsible for the technical evaluation and development of five production and exploration assets in California. Mr. Hoar was Chief Geoscientist for Nations Petroleum from 2004 to 2009 and, as such, responsible for evaluation and ranking of exploration properties in California's San Joaquin and Sacramento basins. Mr. Hoar has a B.A. in Geology from Hamilton College and an M.S. in Geology from the University of Vermont.

Mr. Tim DeHerrera has been appointed as Chairman and as a member of the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. DeHerrera is currently the President and a director of an oil and gas exploration company. Prior to that, Mr. DeHerrera was President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Future Quest Incorporated, an oil and gas exploration company. Mr. DeHerrera's extensive experience and knowledge of the oil and gas industry will steer Grid Petroleum's corporate endeavors towards creating further shareholder value through the exploration and development of key oil-focused properties.

"Grid Petroleum is at a major inflection point in development, with a new management team, streamlined focus on oil properties, and a new opportunity for success," says Mr. Powell, president of Grid Petroleum. "We are excited about our prospects for the New Year and are so pleased to add gentlemen of Mr. Hoar and Mr. DeHerrera's caliber to the team."

Further, the Company has engaged John Kinross-Kennedy, CPA as its principal accountant effective January 17, 2011. The decision to change accountants was approved by the Company's board of directors.

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Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors beyond the reasonable control of the Company. It is important to note that actual outcomes and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include misinterpretation of data, inaccurate estimates of oil and natural gas reserves, the uncertainty of the requirements demanded by environmental agencies, the Company's ability to raise financing for operations, breach by parties with whom we have contracted, inability to maintain qualified employees or consultants because of compensation or other issues, competition for equipment, inability to obtain drilling permits, potential delays or obstacles in drilling operations and interpreting data, the likelihood that no commercial quantities of oil or gas are found or recoverable, and our ability to participate in the exploration of, and successful completion of development programs on all aforementioned prospects and leases. Additional information on risks for the Company can be found in the Company's periodic filings filed from time to time with US Securities and Exchange Commission at

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