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Panoro Energy appoints Jan Kielland as CEO

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Oslo, Norway - August 31, 2012, Oslo, Norway - Panoro Energy, an oil and gas company, announced that it has appointed Jan Kielland as new chief executive officer, effective immediately.

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Prior to this appointment, Mr. Kielland was a member of the Board of Directors of PEN, a position he now has left. He has more than 30 years of experience working with oil and gas companies. He has a broad experience base ranging from starting as a Petrophysical Engineer with Shell International.

Mr. Kielland has held senior positions with Saga Petroleum ASA, DNO ASA, Lundin Petroleum and Sector Asset Management. During his time with Sector, he was elected as Chairman of the Board of EER Oil & Gas Limited from 2008 to 2009 and Pan Petroleum (Holding) Cyprus Limited from 2008 to 2010. Then he joined Canamens Limited as their CEO, being instrumental in restructuring the company. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Engineering.

Mr. Kielland replaces Kjetil Solbraekke who was Panoro's CEO since 2010.

Mr. Solbraekke joined Hydro in 1998, where he held many different positions including Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of International Business Development. Hydro Oil and Energy within Brazil.

On October 1, 2007 after the Statoil and Hydro merger, Mr. Solbraekke was appointed Senior Vice President for the South Atlantic Region, with responsibility for Latin America and Africa in the Department of International Exploration and Production in the newly formed StatoilHydro. He joined Norse in early 2008 as CEO of the Brazilian subsidiary, and continued as CEO of Panoro Energy ASA after divestment from Norse Energy and merger with Pan Petroleum in 2010.

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