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Gowest Gold adds member to Board of Directors

Gowest Gold (CVE:GWA) announced Monday that it has appointed Larry Phillips to its board of directors.

Currently the executive vice president of corporate affairs for IAMGOLD Corp, Phillips is responsible for negotiating mining rights acquisitions, government mining conventions and major joint venture arrangements.

Phillips' experience is expected to benefit Gowest as it moves forward with its Frankfield East Gold Deposit in Timmins, Ontario. Earlier this month, Gowest Gold announced it had significantly increased resources at its Frankfield Deposit.

The Toronto, Ontario-based company posted a gold resource estimate that included 348,000 ounces of indicated gold at a grade of 6.68 grams per tonne (g/t), and an additional 838,900 ounces of inferred gold at a grade of 6.01 g/t.

"We are very pleased with the addition of Mr. Phillips to the Board as he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, which will provide the company with valuable guidance as we move the Frankfield project forward," said president and CEO, Greg Romain.