CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, June 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Strategic American Oil Corporation (OTCBB:SGCA) (the "Company") is pleased to announce it has appointed Jeremy Driver to the Board of Directors of the Company, effective June 29, 2010.

Jeremy Driver joined Strategic American Oil Corporation on December 01, 2009 as President and CEO with a solid background in upstream oil and gas, specifically in Texas and Louisiana. Mr. Driver has brought proven experience, leadership and professional skills to a growing company.

Randall Reneau, Chairman, stated, "Jeremy has shown great leadership skills and has enforced our vision with his hard work, dedication, and strategic planning. During his short tenure to date, the Company has increased production, began drilling its first in-house developed prospect, and expanded its corporate presence throughout America. It is great to have Jeremy further his involvement with Strategic American Oil by joining the Board of Directors." 

"I am very pleased to be joining the Strategic American Oil Board," said Mr. Driver. "We have had an exciting first six months together and I look forward to building additional shareholder value by increasing production, reserves, and cash flow. That has and will continue to be my goal as Chief Executive Officer, and it will be my goal as a Director."

About Strategic American Oil Corporation

Strategic American Oil Corporation (OTCBB:SGCA) is an exploration and development company with operations in Texas, Louisiana, and Illinois. The Company draws on an internationally recognized team of geologists, engineers and executives with extensive oil and gas exploration and production experience. The Company's objective is to find and acquire oil and gas projects of merit and develop those projects to their full potential.

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