SOURCE: America West Resources, Inc.

America West Resources, Inc.

August 04, 2011 08:54 ET

America West Resources Welcomes Brent Davies as New Chief Financial Officer

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Aug 4, 2011) - America West Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: AWSR), a domestic compliant coal producer with mining operations in Central Utah, today announced the appointment of Brent Davies, CMA as the Company's new Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Davies replaces Brian Rodriguez, who will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

With more than 40-years' experience in diversified public accounting and the mining industry, Davies has spent the last decade serving as Chief Executive Officer of Robison, Hill & Co., APC, Certified Public Accountants. His initial involvement in the mining industry began in 1972 when he was employed by Commercial Shearing, Inc., which was heavily focused in tunneling and mine roof support systems. During his career in public accounting, he has been involved with oil and gas, coal, gold, silver, phosphate, sand and gravel mining companies in various roles, including auditor, tax preparer and consultant. With extensive board experience for both a number of public and private companies, he has also served on the board of directors of two mining companies. Davies is a graduate of the University of Utah where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. After serving as a manager in the S.S. Kresge Co. (K-Mart), he returned to school and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Wyoming. A Certified Management Accountant, Davies holds CPA certificates from California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. He is also currently serving as the Utah representative to the State of Nevada CPA Peer Review Acceptance Body.

Commenting on the appointment, Dan Baker, President and CEO of America West, noted, "Brent's extensive financial and operational expertise makes him an outstanding choice for our management team as we balance the execution of new growth opportunities with appropriate financial discipline and compliance. America West will surely greatly benefit from his wealth of experience as we move forward."

About America West Resources, Inc.
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, America West Resources is an established domestic coal producer focused on the mining of compliant (low-sulfur) coal and its sale primarily to utility companies and industrial customers in the western U.S. The Company operates the Horizon Mine, which has recoverable, compliant, high BTU coal reserves. For more information, please visit www.americacoal.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements Please refer to the Company's Form 10-K and other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") for additional information regarding risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed from time to time in such SEC reports. Copies of these filings are available through the SEC's electronic data gathering analysis and retrieval system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release which are not strictly historical statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding current or future mining output, ability to obtain necessary equipment, personnel and permits to mine coal, production capabilities, management's strategy, plans and objectives for future operations, plans and objectives for production, plans and objectives for present and future production, plans and objectives for regulatory approval, and anticipated results, constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including, without limitation, risks associated with coal production, mining in general and in our mines in particular, ability to achieve the coal output anticipated, ability to obtain permits, ability to hire and retain the necessary personnel, as well as other risks detailed in our filings with the SEC. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.

Contact Information

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    Dodi B. Handy
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    Kathy Addison
    COO
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