AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Laredo Oil, Inc. ("Laredo Oil") (OTCBB: LRDC), today announced that it has added Michael H. Price to its Board of Directors bringing the number of Board members to five.
"We are very pleased to welcome Michael Price as an independent member of our Board of Directors," said Mark See, President and CEO of Laredo Oil, Inc. "I have deep admiration and respect for Michael and it is a privilege to have him join Laredo Oil's Board. He brings extensive oil and gas financial and market experience to our Board and his participation will help us develop market opportunities and strengthens our corporate governance capability."
Mr. Price has 38 years of senior financial and petroleum experience in the global oil and gas industry. He has been a principal in Octagon Energy Advisors, a Houston based energy investment advisory firm, from 2002 to the present. The firm advises financial institutions and institutional investors participating in energy investments. Since 2008, he has been a Director at ING Capital which provides debt financing to domestic exploration and production companies. From 1998 through 2002, Mr. Price was the Chief Financial Officer of Forman Petroleum Corporation. Before that, Mr. Price was Managing Director at Chase Manhattan Bank for fifteen years, and was in charge of technical support for Chase's worldwide energy merchant banking activities. In his early career, he worked as a consulting principal on domestic petroleum engineering and landowner matters, and gained extensive international experience working with major oil companies in a variety of operating positions. He holds a BS and MS from Illinois Institute of Technology, a MBA from the University of Chicago, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and a MS in Petroleum Engineering from Tulane University.
ABOUT LAREDO OIL, INC.
Laredo Oil, Inc. (www.laredo-oil.com) is engaged as a management services company managing both the acquisition of mature oil fields and the recovery of stranded oil from those fields using Enhanced Oil Recovery ("EOI") methods pursuant to its agreements with Stranded Oil Resources Corporation ("SORC"), an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Alleghany Corporation. In accordance with its agreements with SORC, Laredo Oil plans to acquire targeted oil fields and use its unique UGD™ model to profitably recover stranded oil reserves previously thought to be incapable of economic recovery. Our common stock is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol, "LRDC".
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