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Zion Oil & Gas appoints new board member

Staff writer | Caesarea, Israel | April 14, 2010
Zion Oil & GasApril 14, 2010, Caesarea, Israel - Zion Oil & Gas announced that William L. Ottaviani has been appointed as a director.
Mr. Ottaviani has been serving as the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since January 31, 2010 and will continue to serve in these positions.

Mr. Ottaviani, a petroleum engineer by training, served as Chief Operating Officer at Rex Energy Corporation from November 2007 to September 2009. From September 2009 to January 2010, he worked as an independent consultant.

From 1982 until 2007, Mr. Ottaviani served in various management, engineering, operational and staff assignments for Chevron and its affiliated companies, with assignments in California, Louisiana, Indonesia and Angola.

Mr. Ottaviani earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and his M.B.A. from California State University, Bakersfield.