Westridge Resources Inc
TSX VENTURE : WST

February 22, 2011 09:00 ET

Westridge Appoints Dr. Robert Baker as Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2011) - WESTRIDGE RESOURCES INC. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:WST) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert W. Baker as a director of the Company.

Dr. Robert W. Barker, PhD, PGeo

Dr. Barker has spent 46 years in successful multi-commodity mining exploration, with 29 years in exploration and acquisition leadership. Dr. Barker is currently the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Evolving Gold Corp., a gold exploration and development company with mineral property interests in Nevada and Wyoming, U.S.A. As General Manager, American Exploration for Newcrest Resources Inc., Dr. Barker established new exploration companies and led exploration programs in North America and South America. Over his career, he has served as Exploration Manager with Newcrest Resources Inc., Homestake Mining and AMAX Inc., and provided consulting services in the mining and exploration and development industry through his consulting company GHC Inc., of which he is the sole shareholder.

Dr. Barker's long experience in exploration, evaluation of advanced and developmental projects, and review of resource estimates and mine development plans is critical to the Company at this stage of its growth.

Dr. Barker has a PhD in Economic Geology from the University of California, Berkeley and is a Certified Professional Geologist, AIPG.

Furthermore, the Company announces that it has granted a total of 400,000 options to purchase capital stock of the Company at a price of $0.30 for a period of five years to a Director and consultant to the Company.

About Westridge Resources

Westridge Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, evaluation and exploration of mineral resource properties. To date, the Company has focused its exploration activities in the Province of British Columbia, with its primary property being the Fortuna Property located in the Mount Sicker area of southeastern Vancouver Island, B.C. 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Christopher R. Cooper, President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director

Certain information regarding the Company including management's assessment of future plans and operations, may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations 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.

Contact Information

  • Westridge Resources Inc.
    Ron Cooper
    877-692-8288 or 604-986-0112