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Weststar Resources Appoints New President, Directors

Junior mineral exploration company Weststar Resources (CVE:WER) announced late Wednesday the appointment of William Rascan as director and president, effective immediately.

The news comes after the company accepted the resignations of Mitchell Adam as a director and president, and Navjit Dhaliwal as a director.

Rascan was most recently a partner, senior investment advisor with Northern Securities, and has 25 years of experience in the investment brokerage industry.

His experience ranges from working with active international trading clients, to raising capital for junior mining companies on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Aside from his time at Northern Securities, other firms he has worked with are CM Oliver, Research Capital, Blackmont, and Jennings Capital.

Before Rascan became an investment advisor, he was vice-president of institutional money market sales with ScotiaMcleod.

In other news, Steven Feldman has also been appointed a director on Weststar's board, and joins Weststar with more than 10 years' of experience providing investor relations and corporate communications advice to public companies in the resource sector.

He is currently the manager of investor relations with SouthGobi Resources (TSE:SGQ).

At SouthGobi, he helped develop the investor relations and communications plan, aiding in the transformation of the company from a TSX-V-listed explorer into a one-billion-plus market cap coal producer, with senior listings on the Toronto and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.

Feldman has spent over six years practising as an investment advisor, and has completed the Canadian Securities Course.

Vancouver-based Westar Resources acquires, explores, and evaluates natural resource properties.

In early April, the company said it had optioned more than half of its joint venture Axe property in British Columbia to Xstrata Copper Canada, a unit of Xstrata (LON:XTA), the world's fourth largest copper producer.

The Axe property is an advanced stage project with known porphyry copper mineralization, which has been drill tested several times since the 1960s. The project is comprised of 25 mineral claims, or 4,983 hectares, located in the Similameen Mining Division, 20 kilometres north of Princeton in British Columbia.

Weststar remains focused on its La Paloma property in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, where in February it announced the completion of an induced polarization/resistivity survey. It also started the planning for the upcoming diamond drill program at the site.

The property is located approximately 70 kilometres west of the city of Guadalajara.

The IP/Resistivity survey at La Paloma consisted of a total of 5.8 line-kilometres, which were surveyed along a series of seven lines targeting an 800 metre strike extent of the Main "Piedra Bola" Vein structure.

Shares of the company are currently trading around 12 cents.