CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Aug. 28, 2013) – Sonde Resources Corp. (“Sonde”) (TSX:SOQ)(NYSE MKT:SOQ) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the following changes to its Senior Management structure.
Effective September 1, 2013, Rene P. Beaumier has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Sonde. Rene is a Chartered Accountant and has over twenty five years of accounting and international petroleum experience. Since 2010, Rene has been a consultant, including acting as CFO for Anglo Canadian Oil Corp., a Western Canada focused oil and gas company. Prior thereto, Rene spent 17 years with Nexen, Inc. and Talisman Energy, Inc. primarily on international assignments in Nigeria, Sudan and Indonesia. Rene started his career with the Calgary office of Deloitte LLP.
Kurt Nelson, Sonde’s current CFO, has elected to retire after thirty months of leading Sonde’s financial team through its various dispositions and the restructuring of its North Africa obligations. Kurt will continue as a Sonde consultant to ensure a complete transition of Chief Financial Officer duties to Rene.
Kerry Brittain, the Chairman, stated “Kurt was instrumental in closing and managing the transition of Sonde’s portfolio to its Western Canadian and North Africa components. His leadership, experience and team working capabilities were an important contribution to the signing of the Viking farm-out in North Africa. Rene Beaumier brings a wealth of accounting and international experience to Sonde that will be important to our Joint Oil Project and Viking farm-out as well as the ongoing strategic alternatives process of our Canadian assets.”
Sonde Resources Corp. is a Calgary, Alberta, Canada based energy company engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas. Its operations are located in Western Canada and offshore North Africa. See Sonde’s website at www.sonderesources.com to review further detail on Sonde’s operations.