North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

November 20, 2008 08:00 ET

North American Tungsten Announces Mr. Ronald Erickson Has Joined the Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2008) - North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. ("the Company") (TSX VENTURE:NTC) is pleased to announce that Mr. Ronald Erickson of Minneapolis, USA has joined the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Erickson is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Holiday Companies, a private business entity owning, operating and franchising 450 gasoline/convenience stores along the Northern Tier and Alaska, real estate investments and a technology company, Cellresin Technologies. Mr. Erickson brings invaluable experience, entrepreneurship, strategic business knowledge and integrity to the Company.

Mr. Erickson's additional involvement includes;

- Chairman of Queenwood, LLC, a private investment company;

- Vice Chairman of the Board of Gander Mountain, a public NASDAQ listed company engaged in the sale of sporting goods. Gander Mountain operates 115 stores in the central, eastern and southern parts of the United States;

- Chairman of the Board of BioE, a company developing innovative approaches to cord blood banking;

- Director of Carriage Services, a public NYSE listed company engaged in funeral services; and

- Director of the National Petroleum Council, an advisory body to the Secretary of Energy.

Mr. Erickson previously served as a Director of Andersen Corporation, a private manufacturing company which is the largest seller of windows and doors in the United States; and as a Director of First Bank, National Association (now U.S. Bank) located in Minneapolis.

Mr. Erickson is a graduate of The Blake School, University of Minnesota, B.A.; University of Minnesota Graduate School of Business; and the University of Minnesota School of Law, J.D.

Mr. Stephen Leahy, Chairman & CEO stated, "We are honoured to have such a prominent businessman, as Mr. Erickson, join the Board and participate in the future growth of the Company."


Stephen M. Leahy, Chairman & CEO

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