CALGARY, ALBERTA-(Marketwired - June 26, 2014) - Chinook Energy Inc. (TSX:CKE) (“Chinook“) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Dranchuk as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Chinook effective July 14, 2014. Since 2010, Mr. Dranchuk was the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd. (a publicly traded oil and gas exploitation company). From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Dranchuk held the Vice President, Finance and Controller positions with Zargon. Prior thereto, Mr. Dranchuk was Corporate Controller of two oil and gas service companies and also worked at a public accounting firm. Mr. Dranchuk graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1993 and received his Certified Management Accountant and Chartered Accountant designations in 1995 and 1999, respectively.

“Mr. Dranchuk is a well-respected financial management executive and I am confident that we will be well-served by his leadership.” said Walter Vrataric, Chinook’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

About Chinook Energy Inc.

Chinook is a Calgary-based public oil and gas exploration and development company that combines multi-zone conventional production and resource plays in western Canada with an exciting high growth oil business onshore and offshore Tunisia in North Africa.