West Hawk Development Corp.

West Hawk Development Corp.

April 24, 2009 11:14 ET

West Hawk Development Corp.: Revocation of Cease Trade Order

DENVER, COLORADO--(Marketwire - April 24, 2009) - West Hawk Development Corp. (TSX VENTURE:WHD) (the "Company") would like to announce that, effective April 21, 2009, the cease trade order issued to the Company by the British Columbia Securities Commission for failure to file its interim financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") for the financial period ended January 31, 2009 has been revoked.

As announced on April 16, 2009, trading in the Company's common shares remain halted by the TSX Venture Exchange pending the clarification of certain disclosure matters.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Gonzalo Torres Macchiavello, 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 and the Groundhog coal property located in northwestern 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 natural gas 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.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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