Suroco Energy Inc. announces election of new directors


    CALGARY, June 26 /CNW/ - Suroco Energy Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: SRN)
(the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that at its annual and special
meeting of shareholders held today, two new directors were appointed to the
Board of Directors of the Corporation, those directors being Manuel Trevino
and Fernando Puig.
    Mr. Trevino is currently the President and a director of NCT Corporacion
Petrolera Latinoamericana S.L., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Corporation.
Mr. Trevino is a petroleum and natural gas engineer with a Master of Science
degree from Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Trevino has 29 years of
experience in the international oil and gas industry in the areas of strategic
planning, management and business development, both with national and
international businesses. Mr. Trevino has held positions as Principal and
Executive Director of Cerro Negro, Petrozuata, Zuata III, of the Orinoco Oil
Belt's Projects.
    Mr. Puig is a petroleum engineer with advanced management studies in
IESA. Mr. Puig has 34 years of experience in the Venezuelan oil and gas
industry and has held high ranking positions such as President of PDVSA Gas,
President of INTEVEP (Centre for Research and Development), President of CIED
(Corporate University of PDVSA) and General Manager for Production for the
Western Division of PDVSA.
    With these new appointments, there are now eight individuals on the Board
of Directors of the Corporation, those individuals being Jeffrey Scott, Walter
Dawson, Harry Dobson, Brian Hinchcliffe, Verne Johnson, Mark Jones, Manuel
Trevino and Fernando Puig.

    The Corporation is a Calgary-based junior oil and gas company, which
explores for, develops, produces and sells crude oil, natural gas liquids and
natural gas in Western Canada and Central and South America. The Corporation's
common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SRN.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this press release.

For further information:

For further information: Travis Doupe, VP Finance and Chief Financial
Officer of the Corporation, Telephone: (403) 232-6784, Facsimile: (403)

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