Gil Leathley is appointed Chief Operating Officer of Sunward

VANCOUVER, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Sunward Resources Ltd. ("Sunward" or the 
"Company") (TSX: SWD) (OTCQX: SNWRF) announced today that Gil Leathley has 
been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Company 
effective immediately. Mr. Leathley will be responsible for all technical and 
operating aspects related to the advancement of the Company's 100%-owned 
Titiribi project in Colombia. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Leathley served 
as a Senior Advisor to the CEO. He will also continue to serve as a member of 
the Board of Directors of the Company. 
Mr. Leathley has more than 50 years of mining experience in the industry where 
he has been involved in all aspects of mine construction and operations around 
the world. Originally from Scotland, he trained as a Mine Surveyor and 
Industrial Engineer with the Scottish National Coal Board, working his way 
through coal and bauxite mines and eventually to gold and copper mining. Mr. 
Leathley was the driving force in overseeing the development of several major 
operating mines in Canada, Australia and South America including Golden Giant, 
Jolu, Eskay Creek, Santa Fe, Ruby Hill and Nickel Plate mines on behalf of 
Noranda Mining, International Corona Corporation and Homestake Mining Company 
where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer before 
retiring in 2000. Most recently, he held the position of Senior Vice President 
and Chief Operating Officer of NOVAGOLD Resources Inc., a precious metals 
company engaged in the exploration and development of mineral properties in 
North America. Mr. Leathley also serves on a number of Boards of North 
American mining and mineral exploration companies. 
Chief Executive Officer Philip O'Neill commented: "Gil's wealth of experience 
in building and operating mines will be of immense value to Sunward as the 
Company continues to advance Titiribi's Cerro Vetas project toward development 
and ultimately production. I am looking forward to working with Gil on 
establishing concrete options for a staged and cost-effective development of 
Titiribi, one of the most significant gold-copper districts in South America." 
ABOUT SUNWARD: 
Sunward Resources is a well-capitalized, Canadian-based company focused on the 
exploration and development of gold/copper porphyry projects in Colombia. The 
100%-owned Titiribi Project is located approximately 70 kilometres southwest 
of the city of Medellin, Colombia, in Antioquia department, within the 
historical Titiribi mining district (estimated total production to date of 1.5 
to 2 million ounces gold equivalent). Access is by paved highway from Medellin. 
Titiribi currently hosts an NI 43-101 compliant Measured & Indicated Mineral 
Resource of 4.6 million ounces gold (within 275.4 million tonnes grading 0.52 
grams per tonne gold and 0.17 per cent copper, using a 0.3 grams per tonne 
gold cut-off), along with an additional Inferred Mineral Resource of 6.4 
million ounces gold (within 359.6million tonnes grading 0.56 grams per tonne 
gold using a 0.3 grams per tonne gold cut-off; see Report dated June 2012 
available at www.sunwardresources.com and on SEDAR). 
Titiribi thus contains 6.28 million ounces of gold equivalent in the Measured 
& Indicated Resource categories and a further 7.51 million ounces of gold 
equivalent in the Inferred Resource category, calculated on the basis of gold 
price of $1,114 per ounce and copper price of $3.07 per pound (See Report 
dated September 2011 available at www.sunwardresources.com and on SEDAR.) 
Cautionary Statement regarding Forward Looking Information 
This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of 
Canadian securities legislation. All statements included herein, other than 
statements of historical fact, are forward-looking information. 
Forward-looking information may include, but is not limited to, statements 
with respect to future activities of the Company; the Company's plans for its 
mineral properties; the Company's business strategy, plans and outlook; the 
merit of the Company's properties; exploration results; mineral resource 
estimates; work plans and timelines; completion of transactions; shareholder 
value; projections and targets; the future financial or operating performance 
of the Company, its subsidiaries and its projects; operating and exploration 
expenditures and costs of future exploration and other activities; and 
approvals, permits and licenses. Often, but not always, forward-looking 
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"may", "could", "should", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be 
achieved. 
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and 
other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements 
of the Company and/or its subsidiaries to be materially different from any 
results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the 
forward-looking statements. Such uncertainties and factors include, among 
others, inherent risks involved in the exploration of mineral properties; 
risks associated with foreign operations; risk relating to title to the 
Company's properties; the uncertainties involved in resource estimates and in 
interpreting drilling results and other geological data; fluctuations in 
currency exchange rates and commodity prices; uncertainties regarding the 
issuance of approvals, licenses and permits; risks related to competition; 
risks related to the Company's ability to acquire additional mineral 
properties; the availability of and costs of required financing; economic, 
political and social uncertainties; accidents and labour disputes; and 
political instability, insurrection or war; as well as those factors discussed 
under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form. Although the 
Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual 
actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in 
forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, 
events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. 
Forward-looking statements contained herein are based on the assumptions, 
beliefs, expectations and opinions of management, including but not limited to 
that the Company's exploration of its properties and other activities will be 
in accordance with the Company's public statements and stated goals, that 
there will be no material adverse change affecting the Company or its 
properties, anticipated costs and timing for the Company's activities and such 
other assumptions as set out herein. Forward-looking statements are made as of 
the date of this news release and the Company disclaims any obligation to 
update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, 
future events or results or otherwise, except as required by law. There can be 
no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as 
actual results and future events could differ materially from those 
anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue 
reliance on forward-looking statements. 
Investor and media contact: 
Brenda Dayton Director of Corporate Affairs +1 604 568 7617 
brenda@sunwardresources.com 
SOURCE: Sunward Resources Ltd. 
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