DENVER, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle Energy Corporation (OTCQX: AMZG) (the "Company" or "American Eagle"), a Williston Basin focused E&P company, is pleased to announce the appointment of James N. Whyte to its Board of Directors. Mr. Whyte will also serve on the Company's Audit Committee. "We are delighted to welcome James to our board," said Brad Colby, AMZG's Chief Executive Officer and President. "His qualifications and expertise will further broaden our Board's expertise as we continue to grow our business and expand its operations. We are certain that he will make a significant, long-lasting contribution to our company." "This is a great period in the growth of American Eagle's business and the value for its stockholders. I am thrilled to join American Eagle's board at this exciting stage of its corporate development," commented James Whyte. Mr. Whyte, 54, is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Risk Management of Intrepid Potash, Inc., a public company whose common stock is listed on the NYSE. He joined its predecessor as Vice President of Human Resources and Risk Management in May 2004 and was promoted to his current position three years later in December 2007. Mr. Whyte was granted an option to purchase up to 200,000 shares of the Company's common stock at a price of $2.39 per share (which represented the average of the closing prices of American Eagle's common stock for the five trading days prior to the effective date of his appointment), vesting 50% on the first anniversary of the grant and 50% will vest on the second anniversary. ABOUT AMERICAN EAGLE ENERGY CORPORATION American Eagle Energy Corporation is an independent exploration and production operator focused on acquiring acreage and developing wells that target the Bakken and Three Forks shale oil formations in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana. The Company is based in Denver, CO. More information about American Eagle Energy can be found at www.americaneagleenergy.com or by contacting investor relations at 303-798-5235 or email@example.com. Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission can be obtained free of charge at the SEC's internet site at www.sec.gov. SAFE HARBOR This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and the Company's future results that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"). All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release regarding the Company's financial position, business strategy, plans and objectives of management for future operations, industry conditions, and indebtedness covenant compliance are forward-looking statements. When used in this report, forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as "estimate," "project," "predict," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "target," "plan," "intend," "seek," "goal," "will," "should," "may" or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. Items contemplating or making assumptions about, actual or potential future sales, market size, collaborations, and trends or operating results also constitute such forward-looking statements.