Southwestern Resources Corp.

Southwestern Resources Corp.

January 16, 2007 07:00 ET

Southwestern Resources Appoints Stan Myers as Director of Exploration-Latin America

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 16, 2007) - Southwestern Resources Corp. (TSX:SWG) ("Southwestern" or "the Company") has appointed Stan Myers to the position of Director of Exploration - Latin America. Stan has 20 years experience in geology, exploration and project management, including more than 15 years with Newmont. Most recently, he was Project Manager for Newmont Peru Limited's Nassau project in Suriname.

In his position at Southwestern, Stan will oversee all of the Company's exploration activities in Peru, including the Liam Gold-Silver Project, a 50/50 joint venture with Newmont Peru Limited; the Antay Porphyry Copper-Gold Project, a joint venture where Anglo American Exploration Peru S.A. can earn up to a 70% interest; the 100%-owned Pacapausa Gold/Silver Project, and numerous other early stage projects in southern Peru. Stan will also be responsible for generating new projects in other parts of Latin America.

Southwestern's President and CEO, John Paterson, said: "I am very pleased to have Stan join Southwestern in the position of Director of Exploration - Latin America. He brings a wealth of experience in gold exploration in Peru and other parts of Latin America. His extensive knowledge and skills will benefit the Company as we continue to advance our exploration projects in Peru."

Stan holds a B.Sc. Geology and an M.Sc. Geology, both from the University of Idaho. Stan's appointment will be effective February 1. He will be based in Lima, Peru.

About Southwestern

Southwestern is a Vancouver-based mineral exploration company engaged in the identification, acquisition, evaluation and exploration of gold, silver and base metals mineral properties in China and Peru. At the end of September 2006, the Company had working capital of $47.2 million, total assets of over $100 million, and no debt. Southwestern is a reporting issuer in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol SWG.

Contact Information

  • Southwestern Resources Corp.
    Meghan Brown
    Manager Investor Relations
    (604) 669-2525
    (604) 688-5175 (FAX)