American Natural Energy Corporation Announces Election of Director


    TULSA, Okla., Aug. 27 /CNW/ -- American Natural Energy Corporation
("ANEC") (TSX Venture: ANR.U) announced the election of William A. (Bill)
Grant III to the board of directors effective immediately.  Mr. Grant is a
1986 graduate of Oklahoma State University and has been president of The
Holmes Organization since 1997.  Mr. Grant is active in a number of civic and
charitable organizations in the Tulsa area.

    Mike Paulk, CEO of ANEC said, "We have recently completed transactions in
which we acquired additional assets in our Bayou Couba field, eliminated our
long-term secured debt and assumed operations of our activities. We are
pleased with the addition of Bill to our board as his significant financial
and business background and will provide valuable assistance as we work to
enhance the shareholder value of ANEC."

    ANEC is a Tulsa, Oklahoma based independent exploration and production
company with operations in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.  For further
information please contact Michael Paulk, CEO at 918-481-1440 or Steven P.
Ensz, CFO at 281-367-5588.

    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 release.

    This Press Release may contain statements which constitute
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the US Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the plans,
intentions, beliefs and current expectations of ANEC, its directors, or its
officers with respect to the future business, well drilling and operating
activities and performance of ANEC  Investors are cautioned that any such
forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and
involve risks and uncertainties. The actual results and outcome of events may
differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of
various factors.  The levels of and fluctuations in the prices for natural gas
and oil and the demand for those commodities, the outcome of ANEC's
development and exploration activities, including the success of its current
and proposed well drilling activities and the availability of capital to
pursue those activities could affect ANEC and its future prospects. Important
additional factors that could cause such differences are described in ANEC's
periodic reports and other filings made with the Securities and Exchange
Commission and may be viewed at the Commission's Website at


For further information:

For further information: Michael Paulk, CEO, +1-918-481-1440, or Steven
P. Ensz, CFO, +1-281-367-5588, both of American Natural Energy Corporation Web

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