Iona Energy Announces Addition to Board of Directors


CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 23, 2013) -


Iona Energy Inc. ("Iona" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: INA) is pleased to announce that Richard Ames has joined the Board of Directors.

Mr. Ames brings to the Iona board 32 years of broad range experience in the oil and gas industry with senior executive roles in full cycle oil and gas exploration and production, information technology and oil and gas services. He has held several Vice President positions in TNK-BP, Sidanco, and Amoco in Russia & Kazakhstan, where he was responsible for government liaison, the implementation of business strategies and the management of exploration and new venture projects. He has recently held Advisory Board of Director positions in Accenture Russia, Kiawah Conservancy, and DataSpace.

Mr. Ames graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology, and from the University of Georgia with a Master of Science in Geology. He joined Amoco in 1981 and worked as a geologist responsible for reserve definition in several international petroleum basins including the North Sea.

Iona also announces that it has granted Mr. Ames options to purchase an aggregate of 600,000 common shares at an exercise price of $0.63 per share, in accordance with the terms of Iona's stock option plan. The options will have a term of five years and time vesting provisions with 25% vesting immediately and a further 25% vesting on the first, second and third anniversaries of the date of grant.

Additional information relating to the Company is available on SEDAR at

About Iona Energy:

Iona is an oil and gas exploration, development and production company focused on oil and gas development and exploration in the United Kingdom's North Sea.

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Iona Energy Inc.
Neill A. Carson
Chief Executive Officer
+44 1224 228400

Iona Energy Inc.
Graham A. Heath
VP Corporate Development
+44 7508 936982

Iona Energy Inc.
David Ricciardi
Investor Relations
+1 (403) 978 4894

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