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Terry L. Carroll, Oil and Gas Industry Veteran, Appointed to New Western Energy Corporation Board of Directors

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New Western Energy Corp. (OTCBB:NWTR), an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil, gas and minerals primarily in North America, announced today the appointment of oil and gas industry veteran Terry L. Carroll to the Company's Board of Directors.

Mr. Carroll currently serves as the Operating Manager for Carroll Energy, LLC, a privately owned Kansas Limited Liability Company engaged in the exploration and development of Coalbed Methane Gas in Kansas and Oklahoma.

"Terry's strong leadership skills and solid track record of successfully assisting early-stage public companies makes him an excellent fit for New Western's Board of Directors," said Javan Khazali, President of New Western Energy Corp. He continued, "His wealth of knowledge and expertise in the U.S. Oil and Gas industry, particularly in the mid-continent region, will serve as a valuable asset to the Company through this pivotal stage of our growth and beyond."

Prior to founding Carroll Energy in 2001, Mr. Carroll served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded oil and gas company. During his six-year tenure between 1990 and 1996, Mr. Carroll stewarded the growth of the company from assets of approximately $4mm to over $14mm, while leading the company's up-listing from an Over the Counter exchange to the NASDAQ Exchange. The company later traded on the American Stock Exchange with assets in excess of $36 million before being purchased by a private entity in 2004 for approximately $53 million. In 1985, Mr. Carroll founded Argas, Inc., a privately owned oil field development and operating company, which participated in the drilling of more than 100 oil and gas wells, and the operation of eight natural gas gathering systems. Argas, Inc. also served as an operator for several public companies, limited partnerships, and private investors. From 1984 to 1994, Mr. Carroll worked at T.L. Carroll Enterprises, Inc., a privately owned exploration, development and oil field service company that provided geological evaluation, turnkey drilling and pipeline construction services to oil field producers in Kansas and Oklahoma. T. L. Carroll Enterprises, Inc., drilled over 750 oil and gas wells and constructed seven separate natural gas gathering systems, encompassing over 80 miles of natural gas pipeline. From 1981-1986, Mr. Carroll worked at Windgate Oil, Inc., a company he founded, engaged in the exploration and development of oil and gas properties, which served as the General Partner for the drilling and completion of more than 75 oil and gas wells. Mr. Carroll holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from California State University, Hayward.

About New Western Energy Corp.

New Western Energy Corp. is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration development and production of oil, gas and minerals primarily in North America. To learn more about the Company, visit: http://www.newwesternenergy.com.

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Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors — The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual production or conclusive formation tests to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions. We use certain terms in this press release, such as "probable," "possible," "recoverable" or "potential" reserves among others, that the SEC's guidelines strictly prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our other filings with the SEC at www.sec.gov or from us at New Western Energy Corp., 20 Truman, Suite 204 Irvine, CA 92620.

CONTACT: Javan Khazali (949) 435-0977 info@newwesternenergy.comSource:New Western Energy Corp.