Platino Energy Corp. Announces Completion of CEO Transition

Platino Energy Corp. Announces Completion of CEO Transition 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/15/13 -- Platino Energy Corp.
("Platino" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:PZE) has completed the
transition of the responsibilities of the President and Chief
Executive Officer of the Company from Randy McLeod to Dr. Tomas
Villamil, formerly Executive Vice President, Exploration of C&C
Energia Ltd. ("C&C"), effective February 15, 2013. Messrs. McLeod and
Villamil worked closely together over the past five weeks to ensure a
smooth transition and successful launch of the Company's operations.
Mr. McLeod has also resigned from the Board of Directors of the
Company, effective February 15, 2013.  
Mr. Carl Tricoli, Chairman of the Company, thanks Mr. McLeod for his
contribution to Platino (which was formed in connection with the
acquisition of C&C by Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp.). Mr. Tricoli
said "Randy was instrumental in the growth and ultimate sale of C&C,
providing great leadership and expertise as CEO and a board member.
We want to sincerely thank Randy for his tireless efforts and wish
him the best in his retirement. We look forward to Tomas' leadership
going forward; Tomas was the founder of C&C and responsible for the
exploration success that was the foundation of C&C's growth and is
the perfect leader for Platino." 
About Platino Energy 
Platino is a Calgary, Alberta headquartered resource company engaged
in the exploration for, and the acquisition, development and
production of hydrocarbons in Colombia. 
Platino Energy Corp.
Tyler Rimbey
Vice-President, Business Development
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