Platform announces appointment of new director and grant of options


    CALGARY, April 24 /CNW/ - Platform Resources Inc. (TSXV: PFM) is pleased
to announce the appointment of Mr. Leonard Cornez, CA, CPA, B.Comm of Calgary,
Alberta to its Board of Directors, subject to regulatory approval.
    Mr. Cornez is a senior executive with substantial experience in
international markets and the oil and natural gas service sector. His
experience extends over 26 years and includes large international public
companies. He has held senior financial executive positions and serves on the
boards of public and private corporations. Mr. Cornez has served as the senior
financial officer of Enerflex Systems Income Fund; Terasen Pipelines Inc.;
Ryan Energy Technologies Ltd.; Hartland Pipeline Services Limited; and
Computalog Ltd. His responsibilities have included investor relations,
financial reporting, treasury management, business development, strategic
planning, commercial risk management, information technology, corporate
governance, human resources, budgeting and forecasting. Mr. Cornez has a
proven track record of joining senior management teams with a mandate for
business process improvement and growth. He has significant experience in the
negotiation of acquisitions, divestures and joint ventures in both the
domestic and international market place. Mr. Cornez has demonstrated the
ability to raise capital in both the Canadian and the United States public and
private equity markets, private debt markets and in traditional bank
    Mr. Cornez was granted today, subject to regulatory approval, a total of
150,000 stock options to purchase common shares of the Company at a price of
$0.67 in accordance with the terms of the Company's stock option plan.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy and accuracy of this release.

    Not for dissemination in the United States of America. 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,, Company

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