Alison Thompson Joins Magma Energy As Vice President Corporate Relations


Vancouver, B.C., Canada, September 8, 2009 - Magma Energy Corp. (TSX:MXY) is pleased to announce that Alison Thompson, MBA, M.Eng., P.Eng., has joined the Company as Vice President, Corporate Relations. Ms. Thompson holds a Master of Engineering (Chemical) and a Master of Business Administration degree from McGill and Queens Universities respectively. She joined Magma from a major Canadian energy company where she was most recently Project Development Manager reviewing a number of global business development ventures, including geothermal energy. Ms. Thompson is currently Chair and Executive Director of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association.

Ms. Thompson will manage Magma's investor, government and corporate relations requirements and will also be involved with administration of Magma's geothermal exploration projects as they advance towards production. Magma's Chairman and CEO, Ross Beaty, commented, "I am really pleased we have been able to attract to our senior team such a skilled professional as Alison and look forward to her contributions as an integral member of our management group in the years ahead."

About Magma Energy Corp.

Magma Energy Corp. is a geothermal power company which is actively engaged in operating, developing, exploring and acquiring geothermal energy projects. We currently have one operating power generation plant (the Soda Lake Operation in Nevada), and an extensive portfolio of exploration properties throughout the western United States, Chile, Argentina and Peru.

For further information please contact:
Alison Thompson, Vice President, Corporate Relations
Magma Energy Corp.
Phone: 604.646.1882