BenchMark Energy Appoints Mr. Gerardo Elizondo to Its Advisory Board

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| Source: BenchMark Energy Corporation

COLDSPRING, Texas, Jan. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BenchMark Energy Corp (OTCPink:BMRK), a refiner and supplier of Glycerin for commercial processes, a refiner and supplier of Glycerin for commercial processes, announces the appointment of Mr. Gerardo Elizondo to its corporate advisory board.

Mr. Gerardo Elizondo is the founder and CEO of CAY ARCOS GROUP, headquartered in Mexico City, which manages various business and research centers. He founded CAY ARCOS in 2000, creating a biofuel plant in Mexico. Mr. Elizondo holds a chemical engineering degree, and has been involved over the last 15 years in research and development of new products, and innovative technologies.

Under his leadership, CAY ARCOS has diversified in many different business areas such as animal feed ingredients, synthetic lubricants, mineral oil lubricants, glycols, biofuels, aluminum, and automotive chemical products. Mr. Elizondo also founded the research lab center, THE CAY ARCOS LAB, which is focused on the research of new developments in the energy sector, pharmaceutical, and consumer products.

The most recent developments under Mr. Gerardo´s direction are the viscosity improvers for mineral oils and the high performance glycols for the antifreeze industry, which are going to be marketed through IBERLUBE as part of the CAY ARCOS GROUP. He currently resides in Monterrey, Mexico.

Mark Bateman, the CEO of BenchMark Energy Corp. commented, "BenchMark Energy is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gerardo Elizondo to its advisory board. Mr. Elizondo's years of experience in development of industrial products, and his strategic location in Mexico, now positions the Company for an on-site partner its development and production of its new antifreeze line."

ANTIFREEZE UNIT SIZES TO BE MARKETED

BenchMark Energy's 'Timberline Antifreeze' will be marketed in both 1 gallon containers, 55 gallon drums, and bulk ISO containers. The 1 gallon containers will be focused on the retail market, providing a superior product at a lower cost per container than conventional antifreeze. Through internal and marketing price reviews they feel Timberline Antifreeze will be extremely competitive price wise to current antifreeze products on the market.

The 55-gallon drums and ISO containers will be marketed towards transportation companies, farmers, school systems, automotive repair shops, and other enterprises that service fleets of vehicles. Although launch is still pending for January 2014, BenchMark has already received indications of interest from transportation companies as potential pre-orders.

Photos of the recent signing of this agreement are available on our official Twitter account at http://twitter.com/BenchMarkE.

ABOUT BENCHMARK ENERGY CORPORATION

"BenchMark Energy Corporation (OTC Pink:BMRK) is the source for glycerin and related refined components, providing value through our industry knowledge." – Our mission statement starts the story, but the rest is available at http://benchmarkenergy.com.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENTS

The statements in this release that relate to the Company's expectations with regard to the future impact on the Company's results from new products in development are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The results anticipated by any or all of these forward-looking statements may not occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in the Company's plans or expectations.

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