Emperor Appoints John McLeod Chairman

Dec 20, 2013, 15:00 ET from Emperor Oil Ltd.

CALGARY, Dec. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Emperor Oil Ltd. (TSXV: EM) (OTC: CHVFF) (Frankfurt: 8CV) (Europe: ISIN: CA29159B1031) (WKN: A1J3EL) ("Emperor" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that John G.F McLeod, P. Eng. has been appointed Chairman of the board of directors.

Mr McLeod has been a director of the Company since July 26, 2012. He has over 40 years of varied oil and gas experience, both domestic and international. He has held numerous senior management positions and served on the boards of private and public companies in a successful international career, specialising in the upstream, onshore energy industry. John previously served 15 years with Amoco Canada, including 4 years as Chief Engineer, as President and CEO of Arakis Energy Corp.  VP Operations of Pengrowth Energy Trust, CEO of Rally Energy Corp. and President of United Hydrocarbon International Corp, among others.

John is currently a director of Heritage Oil Plc, LON:HOIL and Kallisto Energy Corp TSXV:KEC. He's a current member and a past president of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Gregory  Fedun, CEO stated, " We welcome John to the increased responsibility as Chairman. Having the opportunity to work with him will prove valuable as the Company moves into the next stage of growth and development" .

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