Platform announces appointment of new director



    CALGARY, March 7 /CNW/ - Platform Resources Inc. (TSXV: PFM) is pleased
to announce the appointment of Mr. Howard Mackichan, LLB, MBA, of Calgary,
Alberta to its Board of Directors, subject to regulatory approval.
    Mr. Mackichan is a partner with the Calgary-based international law firm
of Macleod Dixon LLP. Mr. Mackichan has practiced in the area of public and
private capital markets including large debt placements and structured
finance, both domestic and international for 25 years. His extensive industry
finance experience in the oil and gas sector includes oil sands, offshore
production and storage, co-generation, conventional exploration and production
companies, as well as E&P service companies. Mr. Mackichan currently acts as a
director and chairman of an oilfield service company.

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    This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of any offer to buy securities of Platform in any jurisdiction,
including the United States. The common shares of Platform have not been and
will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as
amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and have not
been and will not be offered or sold in the United States or to any U.S.
person except in certain transactions exempt from the registration
requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.

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For further information:

For further information: Platform Resources Inc., Suite 2800, 350 - 7th
Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3N9; Shabir Premji, President & CFO, T:
(403) 232-3341, F: (403) 263-6702,; Michael Lee,
Chief Operating Officer, T: (403) 232-3371, F: (403) 263-6702,

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