Sonoro Energy Adds Chief Financial Officer

TSX Venture Exchange Symbol: SNV

CALGARY, Jan. 4 /CNW/ - Sonoro Energy Ltd. ("Sonoro" or "the Company") (TSX-V:SNV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Lance Mierendorf, CA, to the position of Chief Financial Officer. The Company wishes to thank Mr. Brian Farrell, for serving as interim CFO of the Company. Mr. Farrell will continue as a member of the Company's Board of Directors.

Mr. Mierendorf is a Chartered Accountant with over fifteen years of domestic and international oil and gas experience. Most recently, he has held the position of Corporate Controller with Buried Hill Energy, a privately held corporation involved in oil and gas activities in Turkmenistan and The Gambia. Prior to this, Mr. Mierendorf was the Middle East Regional Finance Manager for Anadarko Petroleum Corp., overseeing activities in Qatar and Oman.  Previously, Mr. Mierendorf held senior finance and management positions with Gulfstream Resources Ltd. in Cyprus, Bonus Resources Services Corp. in Canada and Ivanhoe Energy Ltd. in Siberia, Russia.

Richard Wadsworth commented "I am pleased to have Mr. Mierendorf join our international team of professionals.  Mr. Mierendorf brings with him expertise in financial management and operations in the international environment, including the Middle East.  The addition of Mr. Mierendorf further strengthens the Company's team as we focus our efforts and move forward operations under our License Agreement in Iraq."

In association with this announcement, the Company has granted 500,000 stock options to Mr. Mierendorf exercisable at a price of $0.325 per share over a 5 year term in accordance with the Company's stock option plan.  The terms and conditions of the grant are subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Statements in this release that are forward-looking statements, including the exploration success and development plans in Iraq, are subject to risks and uncertainties, including those specific factors disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Company's periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Such information contained herein represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement except in compliance with applicable securities laws.

SOURCE Sonoro Energy Ltd.

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