Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.

Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.

November 14, 2008 17:14 ET

Great Western Minerals Group Announces Changes to Board of Directors

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2008) - Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. ("GWMG" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:GWG) (PINK SHEETS:GWMGF) is pleased to announce the following changes to the Board of Directors.

Mr. David Kennedy, C.Eng, MIMMM, Managing Director, Metals and Alloys for GWMG, has joined the Board of Directors. Mr. Mark Ellis has resigned from the Board to make room for David Kennedy, and retain the appropriate proportion of Canadian directors as required by corporate legislation. Mr. Ellis will continue as General Manager of Great Western Technologies Inc.

David Kennedy founded Less Common Metals Ltd. (LCM) in 1992 and held the position of President of LCM until his appointment as Managing Director, Metals and Alloys. He has worked with rare-earth materials since 1976 and has published several papers on the technology and economics of rare earth alloy production. Some of his previous experience includes working as Technical Manager at Johnson Matthey Rare Earth Products.

David is a graduate in Metallurgy and a Chartered Engineer; he is also a Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. David has held the positions of Chairman of the Liverpool Metallurgical Society and President of the Birmingham University Metallurgical Society.

Gary Billingsley, Executive Chairman of Great Western Minerals Group, says "We thank Mark Ellis for his contributions to the Great Western Minerals Board of Directors, and look forward to continued growth in GWTI under Mark's role as General Manager. In addition, these changes also provide the Board of Directors with more global influence through David Kennedy's relationships with international customers and contacts."

Gary Billingsley, Executive Chairman

About Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.

Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. is a Canadian-based company exploring for, and developing, strategic metal resources in North America. Pursuing a vertically-integrated business model, the Company's wholly-owned subsidiaries of Less Common Metals Ltd. located in Birkenhead UK, and Great Western Technologies Inc., located in Troy, Michigan, produces a variety of specialty alloys for use in the battery, magnet and aerospace industries. These "designer" alloys include those containing base metals, iron, aluminum, cobalt and the rare earth elements.

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Contact Information

  • Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.
    Ron Malashewski
    Manager of Investor Relations
    (306) 659-4500
    Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.
    226 Cardinal Crescent
    Saskatoon, SK S7L 6H8