Groundstar Resources Limited
TSX VENTURE : GSA

Groundstar Resources Limited

June 01, 2005 18:44 ET

Groundstar Resources Ltd. Announces Appointment of New Member to the Board of Directors

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - June 1, 2005) - Kam Fard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Groundstar Resources Limited (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart B. McDowall to the Board of Directors of the Company.

Mr. McDowall, who is a native of Pincher Creek, Alberta, received his BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta. Upon graduation, he worked with the Government of Canada for twenty-eight years, during which time he served with Canada's Trade Commissioner Service in Athens, Bogota, Stockholm, Havana, Johannesburg, New York City and Beirut. He also served as Director of Agrifood, Fisheries and Resources Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. In 1996 Mr. McDowall was named Canadian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, a position he held until 1999.

In the private sector, Mr. McDowall has been Director General Public Relations with Talisman Energy, specializing in African community development programs. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Blue Mountain Resources Ltd. and Fosters Resources Ltd., two oil and gas companies involved in exploration and development opportunities in Africa, Latin America, the Far East and the Middle East.

He is Honorary Consul for Cote D'Ivoire and Past President of the Engineering Institute of Canada, Calgary Chapter.

Groundstar Resources Limited is a publicly traded Canadian based junior oil and gas company actively pursuing international exploration and production opportunities, particularly in Libya, Nigeria, Central Asia and South America.


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