Osum Welcomes Victor Roskey as Chief Financial Officer

Posted: Feb. 09, 2011     Author: Osum Oil Sands Corp

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February 09, 2011 – Calgary, Canada – Osum Oil Sands Corp (“Osum”), a privately held Alberta in situ oil sands company, today announced that Victor Roskey has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Roskey brings to the position a diverse mix of senior oil and gas experience along with proven management and leadership skills.

“We’re delighted to welcome Vic to the Osum team. As we enter the most exciting and value creating period in the Company’s history, his extensive capital markets experience and comprehensive knowledge of financial management and operations in the energy sector will be a tremendous asset,” said President and CEO Steve Spence. “From demonstrated leadership in several successful start-ups to the management of multi-million dollar equity portfolios, Vic’s broad background has equipped him well for this position.”

Previously, Mr. Roskey held senior management positions at EdgeStone Capital Partners, Enterra Energy Trust, Scotia Waterous and Citibank Canada. He has served on numerous public and private company boards. Mr. Roskey holds a LL.B from the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

Osum anticipates regulatory approval of its 35,000 barrel per day Taiga Project in the third quarter of 2011, with first production targeted for 2014. Steam injection at the company’s joint venture Saleski pilot project in the Grosmont carbonate fairway started this past December. Osum is a major resource holder in the Grosmont, which the Energy Resources Conservation Board estimates holds 406 billion barrels of oil in place.

About Osum
Osum is a privately held Alberta based company focused on the application of environmentally responsible in situ recovery technologies within Canada’s oil sands and carbonates. Additional information on the Company is available at osum2015.wpengine.com.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Justin Robinson
Manager, Communications
jrobinson@osumcorp.com

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