Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.

Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.

May 05, 2009 16:15 ET

Great Western Minerals Group Announces Resignation of Director

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - May 5, 2009) - Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. ("GWMG" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:GWG) (PINK SHEETS:GWMGF) announces the resignation of Mr. Walt Benecki as a member of the Board of Directors, effective May 1, 2009.

Mr. Benecki has been a director of Great Western Minerals Group since October 2006. The Company is currently reviewing options for filling the vacant board position from a list of potential candidates.

Gary Billingsley, Executive Chairman of Great Western Minerals Group, says "Walt has been an important contributor to the growth of the Company during his term, and to our understanding of the magnet industry and the critical role of rare earth elements in that industry. We thank Walt for his contributions to the Board of Directors and wish him well in his future plans."

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 and South Africa. Pursuing a vertically-integrated business model, the Company's wholly-owned subsidiaries of Less Common Metals Limited located in Birkenhead UK, and Great Western Technologies Inc., located in Troy, Michigan, produce a variety of specialty alloys for use in the battery, magnet and aerospace industries. These "designer" alloys include those containing aluminum, copper, nickel, cobalt and the rare earth elements.

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Contact Information

  • Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.
    Ron Malashewski
    Manager of Investor Relations
    (306) 659-4516
    Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.
    226 Cardinal Crescent
    Saskatoon, SK S7L 6H8