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

West Hawk Development Corp.

September 20, 2007 12:53 ET

West Hawk Adds Lu'An Director to WHE USA Board of Managers

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2007) - 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. has joined the Board of Managers of West Hawk Energy (USA), LLC (WHE). Mr. Dongfei Wang, Sr. Economist is completing his Ph. D. at the Department of Chemical Engineering, China Mining University in Beijing, China. Mr. Wang is currently the Director of the Technology Center for the Lu'An Mining Industry (Group) Co. Ltd. He is also a director of the Coal to Liquids Company's Board of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.

For the last twenty-three years, Mr. Dongfei Wang has been working for the Lu'An Mining Industry (Group) Co. in various management positions. Prior to his current position, Mr. Wang was the Executive Deputy General Manager of the Lu'An Coal to Liquids Company, a subsidiary company of the Lu'An Mining Industry (Group) Co. Since 1992, 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.

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. "We are extremely pleased to have Mr. Dongfei on West Hawk Energy's Board of Managers. Not only is he an outstanding person, his coal gasification expertise is a great benefit to China, North America and certainly to West Hawk," said Dr. Wm. Mark Hart, President and Chief Executive Officer of West Hawk Development Corp. Dr. Hart added, "We are continuing to strengthen our coal gasification team as we believe that clean coal gasification will provide for solutions to the world's energy needs for the future."

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Dr. Wm. Mark Hart, President and Chief Executive Officer

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

Cautionary Note: This report contains forward looking statements, particularly those regarding cash flow, capital expenditures and investment plans. Resource estimates, unless specially noted, are considered speculative. The Company has filed a National Instrument 51-101 Report on the Figure Four property. The Company has filed National Instrument 43-101 Reports for each of the Tulita coal property in the Northwest Territories, the Nunavut Coal property and the Groundhog Coal property. Any and all other resource or reserve estimates are historical in nature, and should not be relied upon. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on factors that will or may occur in the future. Actual results may vary depending upon exploration activities, industry production, commodity demand and pricing, currency exchange rates, and, but not limited to, general economic factors. Cautionary note to U.S. investors: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission specifically prohibits the use of certain terms, such as "reserves" unless such figures are based upon actual production or formation tests and can be shown to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions.

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