BenchMark Energy Appoints Mr. Reynaldo Gomez Leyja to Its Advisory Board

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| Source: BenchMark Energy Corporation

COLDSPRING, Texas, Feb. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BenchMark Energy Corp. (OTCPink:BMRK), a refiner and supplier of Glycerin for commercial processes, announces the appointment of Mr. Reynaldo Cesar Gomez Leyja to its corporate advisory board.

Mr. Gomez Leyja is the General Director of La Catalana and Natisa Trading Co, headquartered in Mexico, and is involved in the activities of import, export, and logistical services in Mexico. In the 1990's, Mr. Gomez Leyja was also the sales manager for both Schneider National Carriers, Inc. and Contract Freighters, Inc., with a trade focus between the Southern United States, and Mexico's Northern States.

Mr. Gomes Leyja received his Bachelor's Degree at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, and Master's Degree in International Business at Universidad de Monterrey, in Monterrey, Mexico.

In his post-graduate studies, Mr. Gomes Leyja also completed 'The Program for Mexican Entrepreneurs' and 'The Program for Corporate Management', both through the University of Nagoya, Japan. He also completed 'Top Management Program' at the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion de Empresas, which is partnered with The Harvard Business School at the Monterrey Division.

Mark Bateman, the CEO of BenchMark Energy Corp. commented, "BenchMark Energy is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gomes Leyja to its advisory board. His in depth knowledge and experience in trade and export in Mexico will become a valuable asset in expanding Benchmark's International trade capabilities for its consumer products."

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As of Jan. 2014, the Company had approximately 23.5 million common shares issued and outstanding, with a public float of around 1.1 million shares.

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ABOUT BENCHMARK ENERGY CORPORATION

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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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