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 June 02, 2008
Thunderbird Energy Adds Industry Veterans To Team

 Vancouver, British Columbia, June 2, 2008 - Thunderbird Energy Corp. (TSX-V: TBD) (the "Company") today announced that David Evans and Rick Ironside have agreed to join Thunderbird. Both will be appointed to the Board of Directors and David Evans will assume the role of Chairman. In addition, Messrs. Evans and Ironside will both be actively involved in assisting with the day to day operations, as well as guiding the Company's future growth plans.

David Evans holds a B. Sc. (Honours), (London) as well as a Ph. D. Geology (Wales). He has 30+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry, in both technical and senior management roles. Most notably, Mr. Evans has created, grown and ultimately merged or sold 3 very successful oil and gas public companies, namely Barrington Petroleum Ltd., Defiant Energy Corporation and Defiant Resources Corporation.

Rick Ironside P. Eng., holds a B.Sc. Engineering (Calgary) and an MBA (Ivey School of Business). He has nearly 30 years of broad based, petroleum industry experience, including 10 years in senior management roles. Most recently, Mr. Ironside served as President and CEO of Defiant Resources Corporation.

"We are very pleased that David and Rick have decided to join us and that they share our vision for the future of our company" stated Cam White, President of Thunderbird. "Their combined technical expertise and wealth of petroleum industry management experience are an ideal fit for Thunderbird as we move forward to exploit our current assets and seek out new opportunities."

Messrs Ironside and Evans have been granted an aggregate of 1.2 million options at a price of $0.20 per share, pursuant to the Company's incentive stock option plan.

Thunderbird Energy is a Canadian based oil and gas exploration and production company with interests in the US Rockies and mid-continent regions. Thunderbird's holdings include the Gordon Creek, Utah natural gas field, the Rush County, Kansas light oil project and a 20,000 acre high impact oil and gas exploration project in Weston County Wyoming.

For more information, contact:

Cam White

President and CEO
Tel: 604-707-0373
Fax: 604-707-0378

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or the adequacy of this press release.

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