Board Appointment

May 6, 2008

PetroNeft Resources plc

Board Appointment

PetroNeft Resources plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Paul Dowling, Chief Financial Officer, as an executive director of the Company.

Mr. Dowling joined the Company in October 2007 as Chief Financial Officer. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a member of the Irish Taxation Institute.

Mr Dowling, aged [36], is or has been a director of the following companies and organisations during the past five years:

Current Directorships: Previous Directorships:
PetroNeft Resources plc LHM Casey McGrath Limited
LHM Casey McGrath Outsource Services Limited

There are no further matters in connection with the appointment of Mr Dowling to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g), of the AIM and IEX Rules for Companies.

In addition, the Company also announces the appointment of Ernst & Young (Ireland), as the Company's auditors.

For further information please contact:
Dennis Francis, CEO, PetroNeft Resources plc (Houston)
+1 713 988 2500
Paul Dowling, CFO, PetroNeft Resources plc (Dublin)
+353 144 33720
Desmond Burke, Director Investor Relations, PetroNeft Resources plc (Ireland)
+353 52 53226

John Frain / Brian Garrahy, Davy
+353 1 679 6363

Nick Elwes / Paddy Blewer, College Hill (UK)
+44 207 457 2020