WesternZagros Resources Ltd.

TSX VENTURE : WZR


WesternZagros Resources Ltd.

January 30, 2013 11:12 ET

WesternZagros Announces Stock Option Grant

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2013) -

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WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WZR) ("WesternZagros" or "the Company") announces, as part of its annual employee compensation program, it has granted 4,881,000 stock options to directors, officers and employees of WesternZagros pursuant to the Company's approved stock option plan. These options are exercisable at a price of $1.15 per share representing the closing price of the Company's shares on the TSX Venture Exchange on January 29, 2013.

About WesternZagros Resources Ltd.

WesternZagros is an international natural resources company engaged in acquiring properties and exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas in Iraq. WesternZagros, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, holds two Production Sharing Contracts with the Kurdistan Regional Government in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. WesternZagros's shares trade in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "WZR".

WESTERNZAGROS RESOURCES WAS RECOGNIZED AS A TSX VENTURE 50® COMPANY IN 2012. TSX VENTURE 50 IS A TRADE-MARK OF TSX INC. AND IS USED UNDER LICENSE.

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE

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