Bellamont Exploration Ltd. announces appointment of Mr. Tavis A. Carlson as
Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer


CALGARY, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - Bellamont Exploration Ltd. (the "Corporation" or "Bellamont") (TSXV:BMX.A) (TSXV:BMX.B) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tavis A. Carlson to the position of Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer effective August 5, 2010. In recognition of his increased responsibilities, Mr. Carlson has been granted 50,000 stock options pursuant to its stock option plan at a price of $0.56 per Class A share, Bellamont's closing price as of August 4, 2010. The options are exercisable over a five year period and vest over three years.

Mr. Carlson has been Controller of the Corporation since June 2008 and Acting Chief Financial Officer since August 2009. As Acting Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Carlson distinguished himself with his contribution to several equity offerings, the corporate acquisition of Standard Energy Inc and an asset acquisition from Storm Exploration Inc., in addition to managing the Corporation's regulatory and financial reporting requirements and the day-to-day finance operations.

Prior to joining Bellamont, Mr. Carlson held various accounting positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, ARC Resources Ltd., and Ryan Energy Technologies. Mr. Carlson graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction) from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.

Bellamont is an oil and gas company focused on the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas in western Canada and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbols "BMX.A" and "BMX.B". The Corporation has 140,787,690 Class A shares and 1,012,000 Class B shares outstanding.

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.

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For further information: For further information: Steve Moran, President and Chief Executive Officer, (403) 802-1355; 200, 1324-17th Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta, T2T 5S8, Email:,

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