Artumas Group appoints new chairman

Artumas Group Inc. has appointed John Bentley as non-executive chairman.

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CALGARY, Canada -- Artumas Group Inc. has appointed John Bentley as non-executive chairman.

Bentley previously served as executive chairman of FirstAfrica Oil Plc until its acquisition by BowLeven Plc in early 2007.

He is currently non-executive chairman of CDS Oil & Gas Group Plc, non-executive director of Rift Oil Plc, and non-executive chairman designate of Faroe Petroleum Plc.

"We are pleased to welcome John's input to the Artumas board and believe that his experience in the African upstream oil and gas sector along with his experience in corporate transactions and financing will contribute significantly to the next stage of the company's development," says Steve Mason, president and CEO of Artumas Group.

8/1/2007

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