Emerald Bay announces appointment to Board of Directors



    CALGARY, Aug. 30 /CNW/ - Emerald Bay Energy Inc. (TSX Venture: EBY) today
reported on recent events.
    Emerald Bay Energy announces today that Christopher Croteau has been
appointed to the Company's Board of Directors and as a member of the audit
committee. Chris is currently a partner at the law firm of TingleMerrett LLP,
with a practice focused on securities, corporate finance and commercial
transactions for emerging and growth companies. He has advised private and
public corporations in a wide range of business matters, including access to
capital markets, corporate governance and operational issues. Chris received
his LL.B. and B.Comm. from the University of Alberta and was called to the bar
in Alberta in 2002. He is a member of both the Calgary Bar Association and
Canadian Bar Association.
    Mr. Croteau's appointment comes after the unfortunate passing of Mr.
Richard D. Tingle. A member of the Emerald Bay Board of Directors since its
inception, Mr. Tingle had practiced law in Calgary, Alberta, Canada since
1964, received his Queen's Counsel designation in 1981 and was a founding
partner of TingleMerrett LLP (formed in 1993).
    Mr. Tingle joined the Emerald Bay board of directors in 1998 and was a
driving force in shaping the Company's current and future vision. "Emerald Bay
lost a fine gentleman and a dedicated director, and Calgary has truly lost one
of its finest citizens. Richard's optimistic attitude and calm demeanor has
been an example to all who have had the privilege to be around him," stated
Emerald Bay President and CEO Shelby Beattie. "While Richard's passing leaves
a great void, I am extremely pleased to welcome Chris to our Board of
Directors. I have had the pleasure of working with Chris for the last few
years during the development of the LDD Tool and our E&P division, and I
believe his involvement will help to greatly increase our ability to grow
through the drill bit as well as strategic acquisitions."
    The appointment of Mr. Croteau to the board will be subject to receipt of
all necessary regulatory approvals including the approval of TSX Venture
Exchange.

    About Emerald Bay

    Emerald Bay Energy Inc., based in Calgary, is a junior oil and gas
producer with production properties in Western Canada. The common shares of
Emerald Bay trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EBY". Please
visit our website at www.emeraldbayenergy.com.

    
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    BOEs and BOEPD may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A
    BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1bbl is based on an energy equivalency
    conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not
    represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.
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    Forward-Looking Statements
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    This press release includes statements that may constitute
"forward-looking" statements, usually containing the words "believe,"
"estimate," "project," "expect" or similar expressions. These statements are
made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements inherently involve
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
from the forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are statements
that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by
the words "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "intends,"
"estimates," 'projects," "potential" and similar expressions, or that events
or conditions "will," "would," "may," "could" or "should" occur. Information
inferred from the interpretation of drilling results may also be deemed to be
forward-looking statements, as it constitutes a prediction of what might be
found to be present when and if a well is actually developed. Forward-looking
statements in this document include statements regarding the Company's
exploration, drilling and development plans, the Company's expectations
regarding the timing and success of such programs. Factors that could cause or
contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, fluctuations
in the prices of oil and gas, uncertainties inherent in estimating quantities
of oil and gas reserves and projecting future rates of production and timing
of development activities, competition, operating risks, acquisition risks,
liquidity and capital requirements, the effects of governmental regulation,
adverse changes in the market for the Company's oil and gas production,
dependence upon third-party vendors, and other risks detailed in the Company's
periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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For further information:

For further information: Emerald Bay President, Shelby D. Beattie, by
telephone at (403) 262-6000, or by email at info@ebyinc.com; or CHF Investor
Relations: Robin Cook, Account Manager, (416) 868-1079 x228, robin@chfir.com;
Barry Leung, Account Manager, (416) 868-1079 x247, barry@chfir.com

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