Griffiths Energy Announces Appointment of New Director

CALGARY, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ -Griffiths Energy International Inc. ("Griffiths Energy" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of John Bentley as a director of the Company.  Mr. Bentley brings over 30 years of experience in establishing, developing and managing international natural resource businesses.  Mr. Bentley has extensive experience in acquisitions, IPO's and equity and debt financings, with significant exposure to companies operating in Africa. Mr. Bentley is currently the Chairman of Faroe Petroleum plc, Chairman of Scotgold Resources Ltd. and Deputy Chairman of Wentworth Resources Ltd. and non-executive director at Resaca Exploitation Inc.  He is also a director of Kea Petroleum plc and SacOil Holdings Ltd.  Mr. Bentley holds a B. Tech (Hons) Metallurgy from Brunel University.

In announcing the appointment, Gary Guidry, President and CEO stated, "Mr. Bentley brings a significant depth of experience in the African energy industry and will be an excellent complement to our current slate of Directors.  John was the Chief Executive of Energy Africa Ltd where he led the Initial Public Offering.  Energy Africa was a well know success with operations in 12 African countries prior to being purchased by Tullow Oil plc."

About Griffiths Energy International Inc.
Based in Canada, Griffiths Energy is an international exploration and development company focused on oil and gas exploration, development and production activities in the Republic of Chad, Africa.  In 2011, the Company entered into three production sharing contracts ("PSCs") with the government of the Republic of Chad.  These PSCs provide exclusive rights to explore and develop reserves and resources over a combined area of 26,103 km2 in southern Chad.  The PSCs cover two world-class oil basins with development opportunity, oil discoveries, and numerous exploration prospects.


SOURCE: Griffiths Energy International Inc.

For further information:

Gary Guidry
President and Chief Executive Officer
Griffiths Energy International Inc.
403-724-7211
gguidry@griffithsenergy.com

Trevor Peters
Chief Financial Officer
Griffiths Energy International Inc.
403-724-7228
tpeters@griffithsenergy.com

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