VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 4, 2013) - East West Petroleum Corp. (TSX VENTURE:EW) (the "Company" or "East West") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Chris Beltgens as Corporate Development Manager effective April 2nd, 2013.
Mr. Beltgens has spent the previous six years in London, England, focused on providing investment banking services to the international exploration and production industry. Most recently, Mr. Beltgens spent three years at GMP Securities Europe where he was a founding member of the London oil & gas team. While at GMP, he worked private and public E&P companies listed in Canada, the UK and Australia and led or assisted in over 40 transactions with a total value of approximately $3 billion. Prior to GMP, Mr. Beltgens was in the corporate finance team of Tristone Capital, which was the largest broker to AIM quoted E&P companies until its acquisition by Macquarie in 2009. Mr. Beltgens holds an MBA degree from the University of Toronto and has completed all three levels of the CFA program.
The Company also announces, subject to regulatory filings, including shareholder approval to the amendment of the Company's stock option plan to a 15% fixed plan, the granting of 1,075,000 options to directors and officers at price of $0.37 per share for a term of 5 years.
About East West Petroleum Corp.
East West Petroleum (http://www.eastwestpetroleum.ca) is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company which was established in 2010 to invest in emerging unconventional resource plays, leveraging management's knowledge of international opportunities and unconventional play technical expertise. In its first 18 months of operations, the Company has built an attractive platform of assets of over 1.6 million acres: an oil-prone exploration block of 100,000 acres in the Assam region of India with the three largest exploration and production Indian firms ONGC, Oil India and GAIL; four exploration concessions covering 1,000,000 acres in the prolific Pannonian Basin of western Romania with a subsidiary of Russia's GazpromNeft; a 100% interest in a 500,000 acre exploration block onshore Morocco with conventional and unconventional potential; three exploration permits in New Zealand with partner TAG OIL (TAO.TO) and a joint venture exploration program covering 5,000 gross acres in California. The Company is now poised to enter operational phases in Romania where it will be fully carried by its partner Gazprom-controlled Naftna Industrija Srbije in a seismic and 12-well drilling program expected to commence in 2013. The Company expects to commence drilling operations in New Zealand with up to 9 wells to be drilled in 2013. The Company is well funded to cover all anticipated seismic and drilling operations through 2013.
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