Mountainview Energy Ltd. announces officer appointments

           Mountainview Energy Ltd. announces officer appointments

PR Newswire

CUT BANK, MT, April 3, 2013

CUT BANK, MT,  April 3, 2013  /PRNewswire/ - Mountainview  Energy Ltd.  (TSXV: 
MVW) ("Mountainview"  or  the  "Company")  is pleased  to  announce  that  the 
appointments of Mr. Justin K. Balkenbush as Vice President, Operations and Mr.
Joseph Montalban as Vice President, Business Development.

Mr. Balkenbush is a  registered professional engineer who  has been active  in 
the oil and gas industry for over twenty (20) years beginning in 1991 when  he 
worked summers  on  workover rigs  in  Northern Montana.  He  graduated  from 
Montana Tech with a  BS in Environmental Engineering  in 1995 and started  his 
career with Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). He continued working for  ARCO 
while completing his Master's Degree in Petroleum Engineering—graduating  with 
High Honors  in 1997.  After graduation,  Justin moved  to Alaska  with  ARCO 
(later BP) to  work in  Prudhoe Bay  primarily on  completion and  stimulation 
projects. In 2002,  Justin transferred with  BP to  the Gulf of  Mexico as  a 
Workover Superintendant until  a BP  asset sale  forced a  move to  Occidental 
Petroleum in California. In  2005, Justin took the  opportunity to return  to 
the Rocky Mountains beginning his tenure with St. Mary Land & Exploration (now
SM Energy) working in the Williston Basin  on some of the first Middle  Bakken 
Horizontal  wells  in  North  Dakota.  Justin  worked  in  various  roles  of 
increasing operational and reservoir engineering responsibility with SM Energy
focusing primarily on North  Dakota Bakken/Three Forks  plays in McKenzie  and 
Divide Counties.

Mr. Montalban graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor  degree 
in Business Administration in 2008. In 2009, Joseph joined Mountainview  full 
time and has since managed Mountainview's current producing properties located
in the South Alberta Bakken Region in North Central Montana. He is currently
responsible for 5 field  employees, over 80 producing  oil/gas wells, 2  water 
flood projects,  and 3  gas  compressor stations.  Joseph has  also  assisted 
Mountainview in expanding its project portfolio to include three new  projects 
in the Williston Basin (Stateline Project,  Medicine Lake Project and 12  Gage 
Project). He has assisted negotiations on several financings for the Company,
including securing a $75 million mezzanine financing for the Company's 12 Gage
Project located in Divide County, ND.

Mountainview's Board of Directors and management team are very pleased to have
both Mr. Balkenbush and Mr.  Montalban join Mountainview's executive team  and 
are confident that their  wealth of both  technical and operational  knowledge 
and experience will be a key component to Mountainview's success.

About Mountainview

Mountainview Energy Ltd. is  a public oil  and gas company  listed on the  TSX 
Venture Exchange,  with a  primary focus  on the  exploration, production  and 
development of the Bakken and Three Forks Shale in the Williston Basin and the
South Alberta Bakken.

Neither TSX Venture  Exchange nor  its Regulation Services  Provider (as  that 
term  is  defined   in  policies   of  the  TSX   Venture  Exchange)   accepts 
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE Mountainview Energy Ltd.

Contact:

Mountainview Energy Ltd.
Patrick M. Montalban, President & Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 200
Cut Bank, MT 59427

mvw@bresnan.net
www.mountainviewenergy.com
Fax: (406) 873-2835
 
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