Sonoran Energy, Inc.
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Sonoran Energy, Inc.

August 03, 2005 09:53 ET

Sonoran Energy Announces the Appointment of Khaldoun Awamleh to the Board of Directors

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 3, 2005) - Sonoran Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:SNRN) is pleased to announce the appointment of well-known Jordanian businessman and professional investor Khaldoun Awamleh to its Board of Directors. Mr. Awamleh is a key player in Jordan's Qualified Industrial Zones (QIZ), which have increased trade between Jordan and the U.S. from $20 million to $1 billion in the last five years.

Khaldoun Awamleh, 47, is an international business and technology expert who formerly owned his own computer software company (Arab Infotech Center) in Amman, Jordan. He is currently a partner and a member of the board of directors and CEO of Cyber City, the largest QIZ in Jordan. The former chairman of the board of directors of Jordan Aviation, Awamleh is also a partner and board member of Allied Soft, a world class software provider; in addition he is a partner and a member of the board of directors of US-based Axiolog, an e-logistics software company. He is also the owner of Al Jawharah Hotel Suites in the UAE, and owns the $House Discount Store in the USA.

"We are extremely pleased to have attracted a person of Khaldoun Awamleh's background and expertise to assist our operations in the Middle East," said Peter Rosenthal, Sonoran Energy President and CEO. "He has a tremendous network of contacts in the region, and we look forward to working with him to expand Sonoran's influence in the Middle East and internationally."

Awamleh joins the Sonoran Energy board as an independent member from the Middle East, and brings valuable international business insights and contacts to his role as a member of the Sonoran Energy Board of Directors.

"I have been extremely impressed with the professionalism of Sonoran Energy's management team and the quality of the projects the Company is involved in," said Khaldoun Awamleh. "I look forward to working with the Company's experienced team here in the Middle East to capitalize on the many financing and partnership opportunities that exist internationally."

About Sonoran Energy, Inc.

Sonoran Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and gas company that is building a diversified portfolio of high value oil and gas assets in North Africa, the Middle East, the Caspian region and North America. With a presence in the UK, Middle East, Asia, and North America, Sonoran Energy explores, develops, and enhances the performance of material and high value oil and gas opportunities, leveraging the Company's technical expertise and extensive industry and governmental connections.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based upon management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

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