West Hawk Development Corp.
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West Hawk Development Corp.

March 30, 2007 14:39 ET

Dr. Jinsheng Chen Joins West Hawk

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 30, 2007) - West Hawk Development Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:WHD)(FRANKFURT:H5N) is extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Jinsheng Chen has joined the company as President of China Operations. Dr. Chen has also been appointed to the Board of Directors of West Hawk Development Corporation.

Dr. Jinsheng Chen will be responsible for China activities. He will also take a major role in the development of the Colorado East and Northwest Territories coal gasification projects. He will also oversee all associated activities with the Luan Mining Group in Shanxi Province, P.R. China.

Dr. Chen recently worked for Asian American Coal Company as Vice President of Business Development. Prior to this assignment, Dr. Chen worked for Foundation Coal Company, RAG American Coal Inc., and Cyprus Amax Minerals Corporation in various business development, sales, management and engineering roles.

Dr. Chen received his undergraduate B.S. degree in Mining Engineering from Jiaozuo Mining Institute, Jiaozuo City, Henan Province, P.R. of China. He also received his M.S. degree in Mining Engineering from West Virginia University, and his Ph.D. from West Virginia University in Mineral Engineering. Dr. Chen received the honor of "The Institution of Overseas Award" from the institution of mining engineers, London, UK in March 1993. He is a member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, USA.

"I have known and worked with Dr. Jinsheng Chen for over 15 years and he is one of the finest people that I know, is action oriented and is an extremely hard worker. When he decides to do something it always gets done. Dr. Chen has played a major role in closing the Luan Mining Industry (Group) transaction. All of our directors are extremely proud to have Dr. Chen on board and look forward to working with him," said Dr. Wm. Mark Hart, President, CEO and Co-Chairman.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Dr. Wm. Mark Hart, President, CEO, and Co-Chairman

Chris Verrico, Co-Chairman

Additional information is available on our website at www.westhawkdevelopment.com.

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 specifically noted, are considered speculative. The company has filed a National Instrument 51-101 Report on the Figure Four 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 US 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.

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