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Forest Gate Energy: Don Vandergrift new president and COO

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Montreal, QC, Canada - September 14, 2009, Montreal, QC, Canada - Forest Gate Energy Inc. announced that Donald B. Vandergrift will be appointed president and chief operating officer and will join forest gate's board of directors.

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Dr. Easton A. Wren, Vice President, Exploration of Americas Petrogas Inc., will also join Forest Gate's Board of Directors. Mr. Michael C. Judson will remain Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Forest Gate and Mr. Curtis Hartzler will be appointed Vice President, Operations.

Mr. Donald B. Vandergrift is co-founder of EurOil Limited, a West African registered company in theRepublic of Cameroon, and co-founder of EurOil's parent company, BowLeven Ltd, a UK company trading on theLondon's AIM Exchange with oil and gas operations inCameroon and Gabon,West Africa. Additionally, Mr. Vandergrift has held positions as Senior Petroleum Engineer with the Bank ofMontreal, Horizontal Drilling Engineer in Libya, Project Manager for a project involving the study of a depleted reservoir located in Argentina, and also Drilling Production Engineer on projects in North Sea, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Egypt. He also coordinated the rehabilitation of 400 wells on a $120 million contract and introduced western technology to local oilfield practices in Russia.

Dr. Easton A. Wren was born and educated inScotland where he received a BSc in Geology and a PhD in Geophysics from the University of Glasgow. He worked in North andEast Africa in oil and gas and mineral exploration before coming to Canada in the late 1960's. He spent many years with large oil companies (Amoco and PanCanadian), his own consulting company Petrel Consultants and currently is Vice President, Exploration of Americas Petrogas Inc., a Calgary junior company with oil and gas operations inArgentina and a potash project inPeru. He was formerly a non-Executive director of BowLeven Ltd.

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