Mawson West Announces CFO Appointment

Mawson West Announces CFO Appointment 
PERTH, AUSTRALIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/13 -- Mawson West Limited
(TSX:MWE) ("Mawson West" or "the Company") announces the appointment
of Mr Mark Di Silvio as the Company's Chief Financial Officer
effective February 1, 2013. Mr Di Silvio brings to Mawson West more
than 20 years' experience working in CFO and senior finance roles for
a number of resource companies with extensive exposure to Africa, as
well as listings on exchanges in Canada, Australia and United
Kingdom. Mr Di Silvio is a CPA and holds an MBA from the University
of Western Australia. 
During his career, Mr Di Silvio has demonstrated an ability to
provide financial solutions to complex situations involving
governments and joint venture partners predominantly in Africa. He
joins Mawson West from ASX-listed gold exploration company Ausgold
Limited where he is CFO and Company Secretary. Prior to that, Mr Di
Silvio was CFO at Centamin plc where he was part of the management
team responsible for developing the Sukari gold project in Egypt. He
was also CFO at Central Petroleum Limited and held senior financial
roles at Woodside Energy and Goldfields Limited. 
Mawson West Chairman, Anthony Lloyd, said: "We welcome Mark's
appointment as part of the ongoing strengthening of our management
team as we ramp up production from the Dikulushi cut back and
progress construction of our new Kapulo mine. His experience working
across the international resources industry, including African
assignments whilst at Centamin and Woodside Energy, will be
invaluable as we deliver on the business plan for Mawson West over
the coming year and beyond. 
Mr Di Silvio joins Mawson West following the resignation of Jonathan
Asquith, who will assist the Company through a transition period. 
Mr Lloyd added: "I would also like to take this opportunity to thank
Jonathan for his contribution to Mawson West. Jonathan has been a key
contributor to the Company's growth and financial management since
About Mawson West 
Mawson West is a copper and silver-focused resource company listed on
the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and based in Perth, Australia. 
The Company's two key projects are the Dikulushi copper-silver mine
and the Kapulo copper mine located in the South Eastern province of
the DRC. Mawson West also continues to focus on exploring multiple
prospective targets located within its significant land holding of
approximately 7,300km2 in the DRC's rich copper belt. 
The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this
press release. 
Mawson West Limited
Bruce McFadzean
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
+61 8 9485 9800
+61 8 9486 8857 (FAX) 
Mawson West Limited
Anthony Lloyd
Non-Executive Chairman
+1 647 233 7999
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