Sonoro Announces Appointment of Interim Chief Financial Officer

TSX Venture Exchange Symbol: SNV

CALGARY, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Sonoro Energy Ltd. ("Sonoro" or "the Company") (TSX-V: SNV) announces that Mr. Darren Moulds has been appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective immediately.

Mr. Moulds is a senior financial professional with extensive experience in the international oil and gas sector.  His past endeavors include holding CFO and officer level positions with junior international oil and gas companies and six years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.  During his previous experience, he has been involved in various projects in the middle east, including Kurdistan Iraq, which will complement the efforts of Sonoro.

About Sonoro

Sonoro is an international unconventional resource exploration and development company.  Our current focus is a pure play on bitumen/asphalt resource exploration and development in Iraq.  Sonoro continues the evaluation of resource opportunities in Iraq and under our asphalt license agreement in the Salah ad Din Province while the company pursues final Federal approvals.

Forward-Looking Information

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These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of our future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause our actual performance to be materially different from what we project. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: (1) risks associated with obtaining, maintaining and the timing of receipt of regulatory approvals, permits, and licenses; (2) uncertainties related to financing of Sonoro's exploration activities and continued operations through access to capital markets; (3) the risk of volatile global economic conditions; (4) continued political stability; (5) continued support from the local communities, (6) operational risks in development, exploration and production delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; (7) the uncertainty of resource estimates, geological interpretations, estimates and projections in relation to production, costs and expenses, and health, safety and environmental risks; (8) the continued ability to obtain qualified staff and equipment in a timely and cost efficient manner; (9) the risk of commodity price and foreign exchange rate fluctuations; and (10) risks associated with the implementation of new technology.

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SOURCE Sonoro Energy Ltd.

For further information:

RICHARD WADSWORTH
Chairman and CEO 
+1.403.262.3252

www.sonoroenergy.com