Gold Hawk Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : CGK

Gold Hawk Resources Inc.

May 06, 2008 15:41 ET

Gold Hawk Resources Strengthens Management Team

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - Gold Hawk Resources Inc. ("Gold Hawk" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CGK) is pleased to announce today that Mr. Robert (Bob) Byrd will join the company as our new Vice President of Latin America and Executive President of Gold Hawk's wholly owned Compania Minera San Juan (Peru) S.A., effective May 19, 2008.

Mr. Byrd was most recently President and General Manager, Bolivia, for Pan American Silver where he led operations at the San Vicente silver-zinc mine, which is in the process of being expanded into a modern 750 tonne per day (tpd) trackless mining operation, including mill, tailings impoundment facility and community infrastructure additions.

Mr. Byrd has extensive international experience in operations and leadership roles in the mining industry with a focus on Latin America working for companies such as Breakwater Resources, Glencairn Gold, BlackHawk Mining and American Pacific Honduras Inc. As Vice President, Latin America, for Breakwater Resources, he managed all Latin American activities including its base metals operations in Honduras and Chile. He is fluent in Spanish and holds a Masters of Engineering, Engineering Management from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science, Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

"Most of the Gold Hawk management team has worked with Bob in the past and we know the value of his Latin America knowledge and experience," said Mr. Kevin Drover, President and CEO of Gold Hawk. "Bob will be based in Lima, Peru and his addition will strengthen Gold Hawk's management team as we continue to execute on our strategy and increase efficiencies during our first full year of production."

The Company is also pleased to announce that Mr. Rodney (Rod) Lamond, P Eng. has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Corporate Development. In this new position, Mr. Lamond will play a pivotal role in the Company's growth strategy as it executes on its expansion plans. He has served as the Company's Vice President of Operations since April 2006 and led the operations team from the redevelopment of the mine and plant through to the successful start-up of commercial production at the Coricancha mine in October 2007.

"As Gold Hawk's first Vice President of Corporate Development, Rod will provide the Board with the critical strategic analysis necessary for implementing on our organic growth opportunities as well as any acquisitions and partnerships," said Mr. Drover. "Gold Hawk is pleased to retain Rod's mining and leadership experience as he takes on the duties of this new and important role in the Company and we prepare for the next step in the growth strategy."

About Gold Hawk Resources Inc.

Gold Hawk is a Canadian based precious and base metals producer with reserves and resources containing gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper. Since the acquisition of the wholly owned Coricancha Mine in Peru in March 2006, the mine and concentrator were refurbished and commercial production status was achieved on October 1, 2007. The rated capacity of the processing facility is approximately 600 tonnes of ore per day, with potential for expansion to 900 tonnes by the end of 2008. The Company, through its subsidiary, Compania Minera San Juan (Peru) S.A., has approximately 600 employees.

Gold Hawk is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and trades on the TSX-V under the symbol CGK, and is operated by an experienced management team. The Company also has exploration properties in Peru and Canada (Quebec), and is actively pursuing other growth opportunities.

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