Birch Mountain announces new Acting Chief Financial Officer

    CALGARY, July 11 /CNW/ - Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. ("Birch Mountain"
or the "Company") (BMD: TSX and AMEX) is pleased to announce the appointment
of Mr. Shankar Nandiwada as Acting Chief Financial Officer, effective
immediately. Mr. Nandiwada earned his Chartered Accountant designation in
India and his Certified General Accountant in Alberta, as well as a Chartered
Management Accountant in England. He has worked in Alberta for 12 years in the
manufacturing, distribution and oil and gas industries and brings to the
Company skills in accounting, strategic business planning and financial
    John Clarke, FCA, has completed his 6-month contract at Birch Mountain
and has elected to seek other opportunities. John has agreed to assist Birch
Mountain during the transition period over the next couple of weeks. "Birch
Mountain thanks John for his contributions and we wish him well in his future
endeavours," states Joel Jarding, President and Chief Operating Officer. "I
would also like to congratulate Shankar on his advancement within the Finance
and Accounting Department."

    Forward Looking Statements: This news release contains certain
forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of
historical fact, included herein, including without limitation, statements
regarding resources and reserves, exploration and development plans and
results, anticipated capital expenditures and financing thereof, anticipated
outcomes and timing of regulatory applications and approvals and the future
plans and objectives of Birch Mountain are forward-looking statements that
involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such
statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events
could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Certain
amounts in the financial statements are based on estimates using the best
currently available information and assumptions of management. Important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Birch
Mountain's expectations are disclosed elsewhere in documents that are
available to the public at and

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For further information:

For further information: Company Contacts: Birch Mountain, Tel. (403)
262-1838, Fax (403) 263-9888; Steve Chizzik, Equity Communication, Tel. (908)
688-9111, Website:

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