Western Lithium USA Corporation

Western Lithium USA Corporation

September 14, 2010 09:30 ET

Western Lithium Appoints Jay Chmelauskas to Board of Directors

RENO, NEVADA--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2010) - Western Lithium USA Corporation (TSX VENTURE:WLC)(PINK SHEETS:WLCDF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Chmelauskas, Western Lithium President, to the company's board of directors, effective immediately.

"Jay has led Western Lithium since late 2008, from the early development of the Kings Valley, Nevada Lithium Project, through resource delineation, a scoping study, process development and metallurgical testing," said Edward Flood, Western Lithium's Chairman. "He is a welcome addition to our board and his experience in both the chemical and mining industries makes him uniquely qualified to represent both management and shareholders as he leads the company through the planned development, product marketing and production."

Jay Chmelauskas was most recently President and CEO of China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. (formerly Jinshan Gold Mines) where he successfully managed and led the company during all phases of the commissioning of one of China's largest open pit gold mines. In addition to his experience in the exploration, development and mining industry, including a large Placer Dome gold mine, he held a business analyst position with chemical manufacturer Methanex Corporation. Jay has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Business Administration from Queen's University.

Western Lithium is developing the Kings Valley, Nevada lithium deposit into potentially one of the world's largest(1) strategic, scalable and reliable sources of high quality lithium carbonate. The Company is positioning itself as a major U.S.-based supplier to support the rising global demand for lithium carbonate that is expected from the increased use of hybrid/electric vehicles.

(1) Western Lithium has completed National Instrument 43-101 resource estimates on two portions of the property, one of which is envisioned for the initial stage of mine development. These resources cover part of the mineralization from a historical estimate of 11 million tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) prepared by Chevron Resources Corp. in the 1980s that encompasses all of the King's Valley lithium lens deposits identified to date, and ranks in size behind deposits in Bolivia (47 million tonnes LCE), Chile (37 million tonnes LCE), North Carolina (14 million tonnes LCE) and the DRC (12 million tonnes LCE). Source: R. Keith Evans, 2010; Roskill Information Services Ltd., 2009; and company disclosures. A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources under National Instrument 43-101, the Company is not treating the historical estimate as current mineral resources and the historical estimate should not be relied upon

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