Ridgeline Energy Services Inc.

Ridgeline Energy Services Inc.

August 22, 2011 16:30 ET

Ridgeline Issues Corporate Status Update

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 22, 2011) - Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. ("Ridgeline") (TSX VENTURE:RLE) announces that it is still subject to the Management Cease Trade Order ("MCTO") announced on July 25, 2011 and subsequently granted on August 2, 2011 by the Alberta and British Columbia securities regulators.

The MCTO was requested when Ridgeline determined it would not be able to file its annual audited financial statements for the year ended march 31, 2011 by the filing deadline of July 29, 2011, as prescribed by National Instrument 51-102 - Continuous Disclosure Obligations. Consequently, to prevent a cease trade order restricting trading in all securities issued by Ridgeline, the MCTO will restrict only Ridgeline's CEO and CFO from trading such securities.

Ridgeline and its Auditor are working to complete the annual audited financial statements as soon as possible and expect them to be completed no later than the 29TH of August 2011.

About Ridgeline Energy Services Inc.

Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RLE) is an environmental technology and consulting company focused on waste management in the oil and gas industry. Through its subsidiary Ridgeline Water Inc., the Company is developing proprietary technology capable of efficiently treating large volumes of contaminated water generated by oil and gas producers. The Company is working with energy majors in the application of proprietary technology for effective treatment of water for hydraulic fracturing, oil sands process water (SAGD and tailings ponds) and to recycle the water used in these oil and gas industry applications. Through its environmental consulting and remediation subsidiaries, Ridgeline Environment Inc. and Ridgeline GreenFill Inc., the Company has built a reputation as an established player in the provision of environmental services to Western Canada's large and growing oil and gas industry. The Company trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "RLE". Additional information is available on the Company's website at: http://www.ridgelinecanada.com.

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