West Hawk Development Corp.

West Hawk Development Corp.

December 24, 2008 15:57 ET

West Hawk Development Corp.: Colorado Natural Gas Project Update

DENVER, COLORADO--(Marketwire - Dec. 23, 2008) - West Hawk Development Corp. (TSX VENTURE:WHD) (the "Company") would like to announce that the West Hawk Energy (USA), LLC Colorado Gas Project has been idled due to the current legal situation, which can be referenced in the Company's December 22, 2008 news release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Wm. Mark Hart, Chairman 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 Groundhog coal property located in northwest British Columbia.

Cautionary Note: This news release 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 the Groundhog coal property in British Columbia. 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 and development 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.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not yet reviewed and does not take responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release.

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