West Hawk Development Corp.
TSX VENTURE : WHD
FRANKFURT : H5N

West Hawk Development Corp.

March 26, 2008 11:12 ET

Lu'An Director Joins West Hawk's Board of Directors

DENVER, COLORADO--(Marketwire - March 26, 2008) - West Hawk Development Corp. ("West Hawk") (TSX VENTURE:WHD)(FRANKFURT:H5N) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Dongfei Wang from the Lu'An Mining Industry (Group) Co. Ltd. ("Lu'An") has been appointed to the Board of Directors of West Hawk. Mr. Wang first joined the Board of Managers of West Hawk Energy (USA), LLC (WHE) in 2007. He is currently the Director of the Technology Center for the Lu'An Mining Industry (Group) Co. Ltd and a director of the Coal to Liquids Company's Board of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.

Prior to his current positions, Mr. Wang was the Executive Deputy General Manager of the Lu'An Coal to Liquids Company, a subsidiary company of Lu'An. Mr. Wang has received more than ten technology awards for his contributions to the Chinese Coal Mining and Coal to Liquids Industries at the National, Provincial, City, and Company Levels.

"Mr. Wang is a welcome addition to West Hawk's Board of Directors. He is an outstanding individual with expertise and knowledge about coal gasification," said Dr. Wm. Mark Hart, President and CEO of West Hawk Development Corp. Dr. Hart added, "Not only have we strengthened our coal gasification team, we have deepened our relationship with Lu'An; we expect both companies to grow and benefit from the success of all our clean energy projects."

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Dr. William Mark Hart, President and Chief Executive Officer

About the Company: West Hawk Development Corp. is focused on providing valuable, high-demand clean 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 Groundhog coal property located in northwest British Columbia; the Tulita coal property in the Northwest Territories; and the Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Territory coal property.

About Lu'An: Lu'An is a multi-billion dollar company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, China and is a partner of WHE with a focus on gas and coal gasification. Lu'An's business includes coal mining, coal gasification to liquids, coal power generation and coal chemicals.

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Contact Information

  • West Hawk Development Corp.
    Dr. William Mark Hart
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (303) 524-1424
    (303) 524-1101 (FAX)
    Website: www.westhawkdevelopment.com