Alston Energy Inc. Announces change of Executive Officer

CALGARY, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Alston Energy Inc. (TSX-V: ALO) ("Alston" or the "Company") announces the appointment of Neil Burrows as Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Burrows is a CMA with over 27 years' experience in the oil and gas industry. He has held various accounting and finance positions including, VP Finance & CFO of Standard Exploration Ltd., Renegade Oil and Gas Ltd. and Expedition Energy Inc. and prior to that was the divisional controller for Addison Energy Inc.

Ms. Pat Taguchi has resigned from Alston and will be pursuing other career opportunities. We thank Pat for her contributions to the Company and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

About Alston Energy Inc.:  Alston Energy Inc. is a publicly traded, junior oil & gas producing Company with high quality assets in Central Alberta. Our focus is on creating a portfolio of repeatable drilling opportunities targeting shallow to medium depth oil bearing formations in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Alston's management team has a proven track record of executing strategic acquisitions and utilizing new technologies to exploit conventional and unconventional resources. Alston Energy Inc. trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol ALO. For more information about Alston please visit our website at

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE: Alston Energy Inc.

For further information:

Don K. Umbach, President & CEO
Telephone: (403) 265-2770 Ext.222


Bruce Eckert, VP Operations & COO
Telephone: (403) 265-2770 ext. 230


Troy Winsor, VP Business Development
Telephone: 1-800-663-8072

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