Ithaca Energy Inc.

Ithaca Energy Inc.

June 23, 2008 06:47 ET

Ithaca Energy Announces Formation of a Special Committee of the Board

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) -


Ithaca Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:IAE)(AIM:IAE), an independent oil & gas company with exploration and development assets in the UK North Sea, announced on June 20, 2008 that it had received an unsolicited non-binding proposed offer (the "Non-Binding Proposed Offer") from Endeavour International Corporation to acquire the entire issued share capital of Ithaca for a combination of cash and shares at an indicative price of US$3.25 per Ithaca share.

Ithaca advises that its board of directors has formed a special committee comprised of independent directors (the "Committee") to carefully review and evaluate the Non-Binding Proposed Offer consistent with the fiduciary duties of the board of directors and in consultation with the board's legal and financial advisers. The Committee will consider the various terms, conditions and merits of the Non-Binding Proposed Offer in the context of Ithaca's long term strategic plan with a view toward pursuing the course of action which best maximizes shareholder value. The Board will respond once it has completed this process.

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