Montello Resources Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : MEO

Montello Resources Ltd.

April 23, 2008 09:15 ET

Montello et al Encounter Hydrocarbons In Morgan Highpoint #5 Offset Test Well

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - Montello Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MEO), as Operator of the Morgan Highpoint Project, is pleased to announce that the Company has drilled and logged the Morgan Highpoint #5 Test Well to total depth. Hydrocarbons were encountered during the drilling of the well.

Montello and its JV Partners are encouraged with the results achieved to date on the Morgan Highpoint Project and look forward to announcing completion plans in due course. Montello has engaged an energy services company and will be meeting with the partners to discuss the most efficient way to move forward on the Morgan Highpoint #4 and Morgan Highpoint #5 Wells.

The Morgan Highpoint #5 Well was drilled on a parcel of land that was recently acquired as part of the Morgan Highpoint Project and is strategically located between the Morgan Highpoint #3 Discovery Well and the Howard White #1 Well. The earned interests in the Morgan Highpoint #4 and #5 wells are Montello 35%, Austin Developments Corp. 30%, Blackrock Petroleum Corp. 30% and Park Place Energy Corp. 5%.

About Montello Resources Ltd.

Montello Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MEO), is an emerging, publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada. Montello is pursuing shallow oil and gas opportunities in Alberta and engaged in drilling high impact oil and gas exploration prospects "hunting for elephants" both in the Tennessee Appalachians as well as in Alberta. For further information, please visit the website at www.montello.com for ongoing updates & have your name included on our mailing list.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Montello Resources Ltd.

William R. (Bill) Cawker, President - CEO

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