Wrangler West Appoints Officers, Updates Operations

CALGARY, May 19 /CNW/ - Wrangler West Energy Corp. ("Wrangler West", the "Company") (TSXV "WX") today announced two officer appointments approved by the board of directors to take effect immediately and provided a brief operations update.

Appointments Effective May 19, 2011
Crista L. Ferguson is appointed Chief Financial Officer.  Ms. Ferguson is a certified general accountant ("CGA") and was appointed Controller in January 2010, reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer.  Since Wrangler West's inception in 2002, she has held increasingly more senior positions. Previously, she had worked with our predecessor companies.  She holds a Bachelor of Administration (Accounting) from SAIT Polytechnic. In her new role, Ms. Ferguson will continue to have responsibility for Wrangler West's finance and accounting systems including shareholder and regulatory reporting.

Charles A. Brehon is appointed Vice President, Exploration.  Mr. Brehon is a professional geologist with 23 years of expertise developing and executing exploration projects in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. He has served as a director of the Company since 2006.  Previously, Mr. Brehon was manager of geology at Wrangler West, having fulfilled that role at Player Petroleum Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a member the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta. In his new role, Mr. Brehon will manage the Company's geological and technical strategies to accelerate oil and natural gas exploration programs and projects both within the Corporation and with industry partners.  Further, he will work within the management team to review and recommend potential asset acquisitions and/or dispositions to enhance the Corporation's strategies for production growth.

The board of directors welcomes both officers and looks forward to their contribution within the Company's senior management team.

Operations Update
Wrangler West recently engaged Sayer Energy Advisors to assist in the divestiture of the Company's 100 percent working interest oil property at Grand Forks in southern Alberta.  Following completion of the planned divestiture, the Company intends to redeploy the proceeds to projects in other areas of operation.

Wrangler West expects to report 2011 first quarter results on June 17, 2011 or very soon thereafter.  During the 2011 first quarter, the Company produced approximately 1,030 boe per day.

Corporate Profile
Wrangler West is a Canadian junior oil and natural gas producer which explores for and develops crude oil and natural gas production assets in the Province of Alberta. Since inception, our mandate has been to use the drill bit to add shareholder value. Disciplined management of our operations and production portfolio creates sufficient funds flow to support ongoing operations. Wrangler West intends to continue to reinvest funds flow from operations and other available capital to protect current and add future value.  Wrangler West trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "WX".

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed, and does not accept responsibility for, the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE Wrangler West Energy Corp.

For further information:

Wrangler West Energy Corp.
telephone:  (403) 290-6800
Steven F. Johnson
President and Chief Executive Officer

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