SOURCE: JayHawk Energy, Inc.

May 02, 2011 10:18 ET

Lindsay Gorrill Assumes Role of President for Jayhawk Energy

POST FALLS, ID--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - JayHawk Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: JYHW) is pleased to announce Lindsay Gorrill, CEO of JayHawk Energy, has been appointed to the position of President of the Company. This appointment follows the resignation of Marshall Diamond-Goldberg as JayHawk's President and a member of its board of directors. This appointment will allow Mr. Gorrill to become even more involved in the day to day operations of JayHawk. This renewed commitment by Mr. Gorrill follows on his recent purchase of $144,000 worth of the Company's restricted common shares; bringing his total stake in the Company to over 5 million shares. As President of JayHawk Energy, Mr. Gorrill will execute on the Company's comprehensive business plan designed to accelerate the Company's growth and creating further value for its shareholders.

Lindsay Gorrill, President and CEO of JayHawk Enery, stated, "Following Marshall Diamond-Goldberg's resignation the board of directors felt it was in our shareholder's best interest that I take on the responsibilities of President at this juncture. The Board thanked Marshall for his prior service to the Company, and he will continue to consult with the Company on an ongoing basis, but as President, I believe I can personally foster an environment of growth by helping to create valuable opportunities to further develop the Company's presence within the industry. I am delighted to represent JayHawk and its shareholders in the capacity of President and look forward to driving the Company's success forward."

About JayHawk Energy
JayHawk Energy, Inc. is a managed risk, oil and gas exploration/exploitation, development and production company with activities focused on two major projects in the Cherokee Basin, Kansas and the Williston Basin, North Dakota. For more information please visit www.jayhawkenergy.com.

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Management hopes these transactions will bring additional value to the shareholders of JayHawk Energy. There is no guarantee that the projects that JayHawk has recently acquired will increase the value of its shares of common stock, or that JayHawk will acquire rights to explore and operate any other such projects, or that in the event that it acquires rights to explore and operate other such projects, that these actions will be successful or increase the value of JayHawk's common stock.

This press release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. There are many factors that could cause our expectations and beliefs about our plans to acquire additional exploration or production properties, our plans to drill or our drilling results to fail to materialize: competition for new acquisitions, availability of capital, unfavorable geologic conditions, the complexity of coal bed methane exploration and production, and prevailing prices for natural gas and general regional economic conditions. JayHawk assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release.

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