Unitech Energy Announces New Director

    CALGARY, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - Unitech Energy Resources Inc. ("Unitech")
(TSXV: URX) is pleased to announce that Mr. James H. Ross has agreed to join
the Board of Directors of Unitech, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture
Exchange. Mr. Ross is the President, CEO & Founder of Dalriada Capital Corp.,
a private corporation engaged in a variety of investment activities, including
Private Equity, Venture Capital, Asset Backed Lending, Leasing, etc. Mr. Ross
received a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Geography in 1978 from
McMaster University as well as Diploma of Business Administration in 1979 from
Wilfred Laurier University. Mr. Ross has 29 years of investment industry
experience. Prior to establishing Dalriada Capital Corp., Mr. Ross was a
Senior Managing Director of Jennings Capital Inc., a Calgary based national
investment dealer providing capital markets services to corporations,
institutional investors and high net-worth individuals. Mr. Ross also is a
member of the Board of Directors of Platinum Communications Corporation, a TSX
Venture listed company providing fixed and wireless internet service
throughout Alberta.
    Pursuant to its stock option plan, Unitech has granted 100,000 common
share purchase options to Mr. Ross at an exercise price of $0.10 per share for
a five year term expiring on September 16, 2013. On September 12, 2008, the
last day that Unitech's common shares traded prior to the granting of the
stock options, the closing price of Unitech's common shares on the TSX Venture
Exchange was $0.04 per share. The options, and any common shares issued upon
exercise of the options, are subject to a four month hold period expiring
January 17, 2009

    About Unitech Energy Resources Inc.

    Unitech uses its proprietary image analysis and pattern recognition
system, called Leadscan, for a 'first look advantage' that drives Unitech's
exploration strategy. Please visit Unitech's website at www.leadscan.ca.
Shares of Unitech are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the
symbol URX.

    Except for statements of historical fact, this news release contains
certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable
securities law. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by
words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate",
"estimate" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or
conditions "may" or "will" occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the
opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and
are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that
could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those
anticipated in the forward-looking statements, which include but are not
limited to risks inherent in the oil and gas industry, regulatory and economic
risks, and risks associated with the company's ability to implement its
business plan. The company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking
information if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should
change except as required by law. The reader is cautioned not to place undue
reliance on forward-looking statements.

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

For further information:

For further information: Unitech Energy Resources Inc., Steve Price,
President, T (403) 236-1170, E steve.price@shaw.ca; CHF Investor Relations,
Robin Cook, Account Manager (ext. 228), T (416) 868-1079, E robin@chfir.com

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