West Hawk Development Corp.

West Hawk Development Corp.

July 07, 2009 17:49 ET

West Hawk Retains New Auditor/Dr. Hart Resigns as Chairman

DENVER, COLORADO--(Marketwire - July 7, 2009) - West Hawk Development Corp. (TSX VENTURE:WHD) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has retained the services of Hein & Associates LLP, certified public accountants and advisors, to perform the Company's 2008 audit. The Company had previously used BDO Dunwoody LLP, a Canadian company, for their auditing services.

Hein & Associates LLP ("Hein"), is a Denver based company with 30 years of auditing experience. Hein has three additional offices, two in Texas and one in California. The company has experience performing audits for both U.S. and Canadian publicly traded companies and is also familiar with the tax related issues associated with companies being headquartered in Canada and with U.S. subsidiaries. Hein also has experience with audits of oil and gas companies.

The Company would also like to announce the resignation of Dr. Wm. Mark Hart as Chairman of the West Hawk Development Corp. Board of Directors. Dr. Hart will remain as a director on the Company's board.

"I am pleased with the retention of Hein & Associates LLP, and feel that the Company will not only reduce costs, but will also receive the highest quality service for our 2009 audit. Though the services provided by BDO Dunwoody LLP were exemplary, the Company feels that the retention of a local company will provide practical advantages. I would also like to thank Dr. Hart for his dedication and service to the Company and look forward to his advice and participation as a Board member in the future," said Gonzalo Torres Macchiavello, President and CEO of West Hawk Development Corp.

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 northwest British Columbia.

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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