Longford Energy Inc.

Longford Energy Inc.

June 24, 2008 07:30 ET

Longford Energy Inc.-Appointment of the Hon. Pierre Pettigrew and David Argyle to Board

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Longford Energy Inc. ("Longford" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:LFD) is pleased to announce that at its Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders held on June 10, 2008, the Hon. Pierre Pettigrew and Mr. David Argyle were elected to the Board of Directors.

The Honorable Pierre S. Pettigrew. p.c. has had a distinguished career as a Canadian federal cabinet minister, serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for International Trade in his last positions in public office. Mr. Pierre Pettigrew also served as Minister of Health, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister of Human Resources Development and Minister of International Cooperation. As a cabinet minister, he chaired numerous working groups on difficult international trade issues and lead trade missions to China, India, Russia, Germany, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Nigeria, Mexico, and other countries. From 1985 to 1995, he was an International Business Consultant with Deloitte.

Mr. Argyle is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dynamite Resources. Prior to joining Dynamite, he was the Managing Director of Tau Mining. Mr Argyle brings with him 20 years experience in senior management positions on resource projects in China, South East Asia, Central Asia and Australia. He holds a degree in Commerce from the University of Western Australia and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Mr. Pettigrew and Mr. Argyle join Stan Bharti and Ahmed Said on the Board of Directors, whom were re-elected by shareholders at the annual and special meeting of shareholders.

About Longford Energy Inc.

Longford Energy Inc. is a junior Canadian oil and gas exploration and production company actively pursuing international crude oil and natural gas opportunities.

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Contact Information

  • Longford Energy Inc.
    Ahmed S. Said
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 263-3000
    (403) 263-3041 (FAX)
    Email: asaid@longfordenergyinc.com