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Western Atlas appoints new Corporate Development and Technical Advisor

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Global Mining Review,

Western Atlas Resources Inc. has appointed David Laing as Corporate Development and Technical Advisor.

Most recently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Equinox Gold, Laing is a mining engineer with an extensive experience in the mining and banking industries including mining construction and operations, engineering studies, mining finance, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate development. Prior to Equinox Gold, Laing was the COO of True Gold Mining, which developed a gold heap leaching operation in West Africa and COO and Executive VP of Quintana Resources Capital, a base metals streaming company. He was also one of the original executives of Endeavour Mining, a gold producer in West Africa. Laing currently serves as Director of several publicly listed companies including Fortuna Silver Mines and Sandspring Resources. Prior to these recent roles, Laing held senior positions in investment banking and debt advisory at Endeavour Financial, Standard Bank in New York, technical consulting at MRDI in California, the Refugio Project at Bema Gold Corp., and has held various roles at Billiton with operations in Peru, South Africa, and northern Chile.

“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of David Laing,” said Fabio Capponi, Chief Executive Officer of Western Atlas. “David has an exceptional and successful background and his appointment is a strong testament to our company’s vision. David brings extensive experience in global resources and mining capital markets. I look forward to working with David on developing and implementing Western Atlas’s future growth strategy.”

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