Stratic Energy Corporation - Board changes

    CALGARY and LONDON, July 10 /CNW/ - Stratic Energy Corporation (TSX
Venture: 'SE', AIM 'SE.') ("Stratic" or the "Company") announces that its
Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Peter Thomas, is leaving the Company to take up a
senior executive position with another oil company in Australia. Mr Thomas,
who stood down as an officer and director of the Company yesterday, is
succeeded by Mr John van der Welle as Chief Financial Officer and director
with immediate effect.
    Mr van der Welle (53) has extensive experience in the oil industry over
the last 25 years and has served as a main board finance director of three
listed oil companies over the last 13 years. He had senior management roles in
business development and finance at Enterprise Oil plc and was Group Treasurer
when he left in 1995. He served subsequently as the Finance Director of Hardy
Oil & Gas plc, Premier Oil plc and First Calgary Petroleums Ltd until August
2007, followed by a period as Managing Director, Head of Oil and Gas, in the
Sector Corporate Finance group for the Royal Bank of Scotland. John qualified
as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co in London in 1981 and is
also a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Association of
Corporate Treasurers.
    Kevin Watts, Stratic's Chief Executive, commented:
    "We are delighted that John has agreed to join the Company at this key
stage in its development. John has an impressive track record in the oil
industry, is well known in the financial and investment community and his
experience will be invaluable as the company enters a period of rapid growth.
    I should like to thank Peter for his contribution to the Company, which
has been outstanding in the twelve months he has been with us, and wish him
well in his future career in Australia."

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    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this

For further information:

For further information: Kevin Watts, Chief Executive Officer, +44 207
766 7910; Patrick d'Ancona, M: Communications, +44 207 153 1547; Canadian
Investor Relations: Roger Fullerton, (952) 929-7243, Email:; Website:

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