|October 24, 2011|
Ron Parratt Joins Western Pacific's Advisory Board
Vancouver, British Columbia, October 24, 2011 - The Board of Directors of Western Pacific Resources Corp. (WRP - TSXV) is pleased to report that Ron Parratt has joined the Western Pacific Advisory Board.
Ron was a co-founder and the President and Chief Executive Officer of AuEx Ventures, Inc., a Nevada-based gold/silver exploration company from 2003 until it was acquired by Fronteer Gold Inc. in late 2010, which led to the spin out of Renaissance Gold where he is currently Executive Chairman.
Ron has over 35 years of exploration experience including service with Santa Fe Pacific Gold and Homestake Mining. He was directly involved in the discovery and development of the Rabbit Creek, Lone Tree, Trenton Canyon and Long Canyon gold deposits in Nevada which between them contain over 15 million ounces of gold.
Ron is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (since 1989), a Registered Geologist in California (since 1976) and a Professional Geologist in Wyoming (since 1998). He is a graduate of Purdue University with degrees in geochemistry and economic geology. He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, a member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, a member of the Northwest Mining Association and a member of the Geological Society of Nevada. Ron served on the State of Nevada Commission on Mineral Resources from 1991 to 2011.
Warwick Smith, CEO of Western Pacific, says, "We are pleased to welcome Ron to our team. Ron's background and extensive experience will be a great asset to us as we move Western Pacific forward. His considerable recent success with AuEx Ventures also opens many doors for us on the capital markets side of the business."
About Western Pacific
Western Pacific is a gold explorer focused on acquiring advanced-stage projects in the Western United States, and has the right combination of exploration and financial professionals to succeed in making a world class gold discovery. For more information, please visit our website at www.westernpacificresources.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Warwick Smith, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (604) 801-5432
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