West Hawk Development Corp.
TSX VENTURE : WHD
FRANKFURT : H5N

West Hawk Development Corp.

September 27, 2007 18:31 ET

West Hawk Appoints Independent Director to Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2007) - West Hawk Development Corp. ("West Hawk") (TSX VENTURE:WHD)(FRANKFURT:H5N) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that Richard F. Braun has been appointed as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Braun brings extensive business experience to West Hawk. After achieving his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and graduate studies at the University of Oregon's Graduate Business School, Mr. Braun held senior management positions at FMC Corporation (Chemicals Group) and International Energy Funds GmbH. He then served as President of Sira Petroleum Corp. before accepting the offices of Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer with Fuel Resources Development Co. Mr. Braun presently provides consultancy services in the areas of new product development, feasibility studies, business planning and oil and gas prospect development.

The appointment of Richard Braun as an Independent Director is a continuation of West Hawk's strengthening of its Board in anticipation of expanding its coal gasification focus.

"We are extremely pleased to have someone of Richard's qualifications join the West Hawk Board," stated Dr. Wm. Mark Hart, President and CEO of West Hawk. "He brings an exceptional level of experience in both oil and gas development as well as coal gasification and we anticipate that his contributions to West Hawk will greatly add to the execution of our business model with specific emphasis on coal gasification," Hart added.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Dr. Wm. Mark Hart, President and Chief Executive Officer

About the Company: West Hawk Development Corp is focused on providing valuable, high-demand energy products from a variety of sources. Assets include the Figure Four natural gas property located in the Piceance Basin, Colorado, being developed under a drilling and development agreement; the Tulita coal property in the Northwest Territories; the Groundhog coal property located in northwest British Columbia; and the Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Territory coal property.

Cautionary Note: This report contains forward looking statements, particularly those regarding cash flow, capital expenditures and investment plans. Resource estimates, unless specially noted, are considered speculative. The Company has filed a National Instrument 51-101 Report on the Figure Four property. The Company has filed National Instrument 43-101 Reports for each of the Tulita coal property in the Northwest Territories, the Nunavut Coal property and the Groundhog Coal property. Any and all other resource or reserve estimates are historical in nature, and should not be relied upon. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on factors that will or may occur in the future. Actual results may vary depending upon exploration activities, industry production, commodity demand and pricing, currency exchange rates, and, but not limited to, general economic factors. Cautionary note to U.S. investors: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission specifically prohibits the use of certain terms, such as "reserves" unless such figures are based upon actual production or formation tests and can be shown to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not yet reviewed and does not take responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release.

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